We welcome members from Canada's Ottawa region - and as far away as Montréal - who are interested in history, education, American and Canadian patriotism, and preserving the intertwined histories of our two great countries.
American Citizenship is not a requirement to join the DAR or Bytown chapter. In fact, Bytown's membership consists of both American and Canadian citizens, as well as dual citizens. Some of our members were born in the United States and are American expats, and others were born in Canada but can trace their family history, at least in part, back to the United States. We celebrate the diversity of our members and, since our home base is in Canada's capital city, we are committed to education and preservation of both American and Canadian history through the work we do and organizations we support.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.
Membership in the DAR is governed by the National Society, which has a plethora of resources on their website about how to join the DAR and contains a Membership Interest Form for those who wish to learn more about joining.