Join the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR!

For prospective DAR members

We are happy that you are interested in joining the DAR! Your first step is to visit to enter your information in the Membership Interest Form. There you can also specify that you are interested in joining the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR. Our Membership Chair will receive your information and contact you promptly.

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.

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She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor. The NSDAR Ancestor Search database lists ancestors on whom the National Society members have joined. As new and supplemental applications are approved, this listing is updated. Need help with your research? Please fill out a Pedigree Chart (PDF) as thoroughly as possible and bring it with you when you meet with our chapter representative. She will be able to guide you through the application process.

For current NSDAR Members

Are you new to the Fort Wayne area? Or, do you spend part of your time here? The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR, welcomes transfers from other chapters, as well as new associate members.