Ancestor bars honor and preserve the legacy of our proven patriot ancestors. A Daughter is eligible to purchase an engraved Ancestor Pin bearing the name of her patriot ancestor to wear on her official Insignia ribbon after her lineage to the patriot is verified by her new member application or supplemental application. Ancestor Pins may also be purchased for ancestors a member "inherits" through the NSDAR Inheritance Project. Approval is required for purchase.
Ancestor bars, both original and supplemental, may only be worn by DAR members on the official Insignia ribbon according to the most current "Placement of DAR Insignia and Pins on Official Ribbon" document found on the Insignia Committee webpage.
This 14K gold Ancestor bar measures 1 3/10" x 3/8".
The Ancestor bar is engraved with the name of the Daughter's approved ancestor (to include approved spelling) and appears on the front of the pin. Please visit the DAR Insignia Store FAQs to see examples of engraving.
*Only verified military ranks above corporal may be added to the engraving - if applicable.
Traditionally, the Ancestor bar is one of the first Insignia purchases made by new members, and it is included in the popular gold-filled Insignia Starter Set Combo.
Referring to the DAR Genealogical Record System (GRS) may assist you in proving patriot ancestors.