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The Stephen A. Douglas Chapter is one of 107 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapters in the state of Illinois.  The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education.

The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. DAR offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships, and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a part of this great organization. Our members are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and range in age from young to 'experienced' with many different talents contributing to our volunteer efforts. Our interests range from A to Z and everything in between!

Did you know that there are approximately 3,000 DAR chapters in the United States and abroad? Our common link is that we all trace our lineage back to a man or woman who helped to achieve American independence. Are you eligible to join? There are only two requirements:

*be a woman at least eighteen years of age  *provide proof of direct descent from a patriot (man or woman) who helped to gain American independence. Some patriots were members of the military, but others may have provided food for the troops. There are many ways that made a person a patriot.
       
We would be delighted to help you search for your patriot ancestor. Contact us to get the process going!