St. James Chapter, NSDAR, Westminster, United Kingdom, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR)
Greetings from the heart of Westminster, United Kingdom! As an overseas branch of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), St. James Chapter warmly welcomes you – whether you’re already a member of our DAR community or are embarking on a journey towards membership.
Our Chapter embodies in the United Kingdom the stated objectives of the National Society on the preservation of History, the empowerment of Education and the promotion of Good Citizenship (Patriotism in the United States). We are an active NSDAR ‘Service’ Chapter, and through our acts of service, we create pathways of positive impact across our local neighbourhoods, our nation, and even stretching across the globe. Since its inception, the DAR has overseen the lineage membership of over 1,000,000 women. Join us and help us grow.
Our aims and purposes
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious-affiliated volunteer women’s service organization. In the United Kingdom, we are dedicated to promoting good citizenship (Patriotism in the United States), preserving our common American and British history, and securing the future through better education for children and adults. Membership is a unique opportunity to establish one’s lineage and heritage as a descendant of one (or more) who furthered the American cause in the American War of Independence. American citizenship is not a requirement for membership.
Membership and Associate Membership – How to Join
Diverse in backgrounds, ages, interests and passions, DAR members share a common bond through a shared heritage. We invite you to explore the history, projects and charitable support that defines St. James Chapter, NSDAR. Please enjoy browsing through our pages where you will find the path to membership and learn more about what we accomplish.
Charities and Community Projects
At St. James Chapter, NSDAR, our dedication is tangible through our involvement in numerous charities and community projects. We take immense pride in our role as an NSDAR ‘Service’ Chapter, which underscores our commitment to giving back. Whether it’s through supporting local and national charities or spearheading community projects, we’re steadfast in our mission to be a positive force for change.
In the American Revolutionary War (19 April 1775 – 3 September 1783), American independence was won on the battlefield by brave volunteers willing to sacrifice their life and their property for an ideal, hope and the promise of liberty from a British King who treated the American colonies differently from other colonies in his empire. They strongly objected to being taxed yet not represented in Parliament, amongst other grievances.
American Revolutionary Patriots in the DAR records include Black Patriots and Native Americans, plus other nationalities that fought for the new nation.
This is a list of the direct lineal descendants of St. James Chapter members.