This is a project dedicated to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to connect members, their families, and prospective members actively pursing the application process through use of DNA evidence. DAR members may submit mitochondrial DNA, autosomal DNA, or Y-DNA (in the case of close male relatives) to the project. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. 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 for membership. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.