Welcome to the Gold Trail Chapter DAR

California DAR

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country DAR boasts 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.  International chapters are located in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom.  Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion of ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

The Daughters of the American Revolution 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.

Deanie with portrait in Washington DC

The Gold Trail chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized in 1977, and it plays an important role in its community.

DAR members include professional women, homemakers, and retirees from many walks of life who work in a variety of different ways to advance the mission of the National Society, which is to promote education, historic preservation, and patriotism.


In just part of its many programs and projects, DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients; award over $150,000 each year in scholarships and financial aid to students; support schools for the underprivileged  with annual donations exceeding one million dollars; conserve over 30,000 pre-industrial era American objects in the DAR museum; and participate in naturalization ceremonies for new citizens.

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Today's DAR

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Photo description: Our chapter's organizing regent is Dorla Dean E. Kemper, an active and much loved chapter member and Honorary President General, who, after founding our chapter, later served in many DAR offices at the state and national levels. Mrs. Kemper served as the California State Regent (the highest state office) and was the President General of the National Society from 1995-1998 (the highest national office and top position in DAR). Here Mrs. Kemper stands next to her official portrait at DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.