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Membership Information


  • Citizen of the United States of America and supporter of this country
  • Lineal, bloodline descendent from an ancestor who rendered patriotic or civil service to the Colonies prior to 4 July 1776
  • Documented lineal descent through legal and lawful marriages
  • Documented service of the ancestor to the Colonies
  • A minimum of 18 years of age

Colonial Service Capacities

  • Service in battle under Colonial authority
  • Service under the banner of Great Britain, in North America, in any of the wars in which the Colonies participated
  • All military and naval service of the Colonies
  • Furnished troops or funds
  • Filled Office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Deputy Governor
  • Member or Delegate to Council or Assembly
  • Member of House of Burgess
  • Deputy or Representative to the General Court
  • Commissioner of the united Colonies, of Boundaries or Treaties, or Import or Excise, to the French or Indians
  • Secretary, Magistrate, Selectman, Justice, Judge or any Court of Law or Equity, Attorney, Advocate, Solicitor, Juryman, Sheriff, Constable
  • Founder or Trustee of any College in North America prior to 1775
  • Minister of the Gospel or Commissary of the Bishops of London
  • Member of the committee of Safety of the Continental Congress, 1774 and 1775
  • Member of the Council of Safety of 1689
  • Signer of the Mayflower Compact
  • Speaker of the House of Deputies
  • Physician or Surgeon
  • Member of Provincial Congress
  • Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Huguenot Refugee
  • Signer of the Oath of Allegiance to Great Britain
  • Original land Owner, not inheritor
  • Member of the London, Plymouth, or Virginia Companies who actually came to the colonies, or the first immigrant descendant of any member of these companies who resided in the colonies
  • Palatine Settler
  • Descendant of Covenanter from Scotland
  • Salzburger of Georgia

More Information?

We will gladly answer any questions that you have about the DAC or your Colonial ancestor's lineage. For further information about DAC membership, we welcome you to contact the WA State Society Registrar or visit the National Society's website.

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