Old Whitehouse-General Frelinghuysen-Colonel Thomas Lowrey Chapter, NSDAR


Regent Janice Cerra

Do you have a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

It is important to note that the term “patriot” includes not only those who served in the army, navy, or a militia, but also those men and women who provided funds, food, livestock, shelter, medical attention, or in any way furthered the cause of American independence.

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed. A complete list of eligibility information is available on the NSDAR "Become a Member" web page.


Beginning your research
The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) on the DAR website is a new and outstanding resource. The GRS is a combination of several extensive genealogical databases and contains names of Revolutionary patriots, both men and women, whose service (between 1775 and 1783) has been established by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Additional information available may include:
• Dates and places of birth and death
• Name(s) of wife (wives) or husband(s) and children
• Rank
• Type of service
• State where the patriot lived or served

Please remember that not every Revolutionary patriot is included in this list, but only those who are ancestors of DAR members. A recent addition to the GRS is the ability to order and download copies online of any application(s) that you believe will help in your own research and application.

If you would like to learn more about the Old White House-General Frelinghuysen-Colonel Lowrey Chapter, NSDAR, or N.S.C.A.R., please do not hesitate to contact us, by sending an email to our chapter registrar, Marianne Kettler.

2012 NJDAR State Conference Reception
Left to Right: Ann Rotunno, New Jersey State Organizing Secretary Karen Stroever, New Jersey State Registrar and past chapter regent Carrie Effinger, Chaplain Denise Hilser, and Registrar Marianne Kettler

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