Who We Are
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprised of more than 3,000 chapters. Since its inception in 1890, the NSDAR has admitted more than 1,000,000 members.
The National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, was founded in February of 1973, in Washington, Pennsylvania. The chapter was named in honor of the National Pike, the first highway to be constructed with federal funds. As the first National Highway, with the first-ever congressional funding for a U.S. road, the highway grew with the nation. The National Pike became the basic route of U.S. 40, a major link in the land of the transportation chain.
Discover your Patriot Ancestor
Whether you are just beginning your journey in discovering your American Revolutionary War roots, or are a master at your family genealogy, we are here to help. The DAR Genealogical Research System includes a free online database containing information on Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors previously proven for use in DAR membership, as well as many documents from the DAR Library.
Become a Member
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.