How to Join

Our chapter welcomes new members of all races and creeds.


Any woman is eligible for membership into the DAR who is at least 18 years old and can prove she is a lineal, blood line descendant from an ancestor who fought in the American Revolutionary War or aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof. More details are available on the NSDAR web page under Join.


A prospective member of the William Winchester chapter must attend 1 chapter meeting before she will be considered as a potential member of the chapter. The chapter then votes on whether to accept her as a chapter member. After she is accepted, the chapter Registrar works with her to prepare her membership application and supporting documentation.


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