April 8, 2014

DAR Accepting DNA as Evidence of Descent From Revolutionary War Ancestor

DAR Accepting DNA as Evidence of Descent From Revolutionary War Ancestor
Good news for those seeking to prove an ancestor for admittance to DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Keeping up with the times, DAR now accepts DNA as evidence to support a claim of descent from a Patriot ancestor. 

Quoting from their DAR website


"The DAR accepts Y-DNA evidence in support of new member applications and supplemental applications. Y-DNA evidence submitted along with other documentation will be considered along with all of the other source documentation provided to prove heritage. Y-DNA will not be considered as stand-alone proof of lineage because while it can be used as a tool point to a family, it cannot be used as absolute proof for an individual."
Full details of criteria can be found at the DAR website above. 

1 comment:

Peanut said...

I recently had my DNA done for ancestry.com can this help with your project.Brandon Keith McPeake