Membership Information

NSDAR New Iberia Chapter

We welcome inquires from potential members!  If you are just beginning your genealogical journey, let us know; we will be happy to help you with research resources.  Contact us (see below) for more information, or visit the NSDAR Membership information page here.

NSDAR membership is open to any woman age 18 or over, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, who can prove direct lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. 

A Revolutionary War patriot may be one who served in the Revolutionary War, or who aided the cause of American Independence in some way during that war.  Some of our patriot ancestors served as soldiers and officers; others provided material support, others served on Committees of Safety or provided civil service in some way. 

Our common bond is a love of our country, an interest in history and a commitment to serve our communities in a variety of ways according to our abilities.  Most DAR members are active in other groups, organizations, and churches, as these are ways to serve God, family and country. Members are all ages and from all backgrounds, and we welcome all membership inquiries.  We love helping others discover their own familial ties to American freedom!

Whether you're "just curious" or are undertaking a serious genealogical search, we invite you to visit DAR's Genealogy page here.  This page links to the Genealogical Research System (GRS) that lists currently known Patriots (in the Ancestor search).  The Member search allows you to search for DAR members.  (Please note that information on living members is restricted due to privacy reasons).  Many members who are related to a DAR are able to join by proving their relationship to that member, as long as a direct lineal descent from a patriot still exists. 

While there are thousands of patriots in the DAR records, it is important to note that not all patriots are listed!  As new members join (or as current members provide new research), new patriots come to light and are added to the listing of patriots. Many people are surprised to learn that they have one or more Revolutionary War patriots in their family tree!  For example, Louisiana has many DAR (and SAR) members who are descended from patriots who served in the Galvez Expedition.

We'd love to hear from you!  You may reach us via email, by US Mail at P. O. Box 11223, New Iberia, Louisiana 70562, or use the form below.