Honoring Our Patriots

They were different from one another from the very beginning: some served in militias, while others enlisted with the Continental Army; some came from big cities and others from small towns; some were soldiers, sailors or spies, while others were civilian officials or behind-the-scenes supporters.

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Pathway Of The Patriots

The DAR Pathway of the Patriots is a living memorial to 250 Patriots of the American Revolution. Sponsored by DAR State Societies, Chapters and Members from across the country, each of the 250 trees was planted to honor the memory of a man or woman who provided documented service in the fight to win American independence. These trees were planted to honor the memory of a man or woman who provided documented service in the fight to win American independence.

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Discover Your Past: Genealogical Research System

Is there a Patriot in your family tree? The Ancestor research system is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to aid in genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS, which also includes a database of members, is a collection of records that provide access to many of the materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

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Forgotten Patriots

The Forgotten Patriots Project focuses on the important contributions made by African American and American Indian patriots of the American Revolution. To date, thousands of Forgotten Patriots have been identified, and DAR researchers continue to uncover the contributions of these individuals and their unique stories. Proving the Revolutionary War Service of these Patriots qualifies their descendants to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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A living tribute

DAR Pathway of the Patriots

The 250 trees along the DAR Pathway of the Patriots serve as a living tribute to honor the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence.

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Historic Contributions

Our Founding Documents

The contributions of the Patriots who bravely signed our founding documents – at the risk of being charged with treason – deserve to be appreciated by every generation of Americans. Learn more about them below.

Constitution Signers     Declaration Signers

 

Find A Connection

Discover Your
Ancestors

We welcome you to join the Daughters of the American Revolution! Use the DAR’s Genealogical Research System to trace your own lineage back to the Patriots who achieved American independence.

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Remember the Courage of Our Patriots

Overlooked Heroes

Forgotten Patriots

African American and American Indian patriots made important contributions during the American Revolution – contributions that have often been overlooked. Learn more about some of them here.

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“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”

– George Washington