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National Society Daughters of the American Colonists

"Honor the past, appreciate the present and plan for the future." - Theme of the DAC

Origin of the NSDAC

NSDAC Insignia and Emblem property of National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.

The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on April 25, 1921; and a Federal Charter was granted to the National Society by the Ninety Eighth United States Congress as Public Law 98-561 on October 30, 1984. It is one of the largest of the nation's hereditary organizations.

Object of the NSDAC

  • Patriotic, Historical and Educational
  • Make research as to the history and deeds of the American colonist and to record and publish the same
  • To commemorate deeds of colonial interest
  • To inculcate and foster love of America and its institutions by all its residents
  • To obey its laws and venerate its flag - the emblem of its power and civic righteousness

Membership in the NSDAC

Membership is by written invitation after an affirmative vote of the chapter or state society without state chapters. Applicants must be endorsed by two members of the chapter or state society without chapters, both of whom are in good standing.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Any woman who is a citizen of the United States of America, of good moral character, who has attained her eighteenth year, provided that she shall be acceptable to the Chapter and to the National Society.
  • Lineal descendant of an ancestor who rendered civil or military service in any of the colonies prior to July 4, 1776. Legal adoption shall not qualify for lineal descent. Ancestors services must pertain to one of the thirteen original colonies which joined to form the United States of America.
  • No person shall be eligible for membership who is pledged to, or advocates by force or violence, the overthrow of the United States of America or that of any state or territory therein, or who has been guilty of treasonable practices.
  • Each applicant shall agree to conform with the Bylaws adopted by National Society and the Texas Society. She shall submit, as proof of eligibility, references which shall be independent of any other lineage society. These proofs of lineal descent shall be furnished from an ancestor who served in any of the capacities listed in the Bylaws of the National Society.

Contact Information

For further information about the NSDAC or for additional information regarding eligibility for membership, please visit their website www.nsdac.org, or contact them at the address below.

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
2205 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20008
(202) 667-3076
E-MailE-Mail: NSDAC@excite.com