Welcome!  So glad you found us!

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has over 175,000 members and 3,000 chapters. It has a Genealogical Research System (GRS) that offers free online databases. No membership is needed to access our records.

Each member of DAR is called a daughter. Daughters support the Constitution of the United States of America, respect our flag, and work to preserve American History.  We recognize our veterans and help make our community a better place to live.  We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the children in our community.

Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter’s Registrar Dale Jacobi will help you research direct ancestral lines to Revolutionary War Patriots. Accepted DAR documentation is required. Your ancestor doesn’t have to have been a soldier; perhaps he supported the troops with money, material goods, or was a refugee.

Meetings are held September through June. We like to visit local historical landmarks that help us learn more about Long Island’s importance in the fight for freedom during the Revolution and about the men and women who fought for the cause. We also enjoy eating together! In the summer we have a Pantry Picnic at the Swezey-Avey House on the Lake and collect non-perishable items for The Veteran’s Place Food Pantry in Yaphank.

All of us work together on projects throughout the year. Our “Colonial Ladies” participate in local historical events at Longwood Estate, Ketcham Inn, and the Yaphank Farm. There are many opportunities for you to share your gifts: crafting, cooking, writing, and painting.  We use our talents to raise funds that support veteran and community outreach. Our adopted deployed troops receive care packages. We also provide scholarships for local high school graduates. This year we will give an additional scholarship to the child of a Veteran or Active Service Member.

Our children’s group is the Captain Austin Roe Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.). They participate in meetings as pages in training, collect items for the troops, help out at the Pantry Picnic, march in parades, and more! It’s wonderful working together with such a diverse group. 

Please take the next step and contact us. Together we can light the way for the next generation!

In DAR Friendship,

Heidi Nathan-Barry, Regent

Past Regent Joan Nathan and current Regent Heidi Nathan-Barry at Tartan Night, NYDAR Conference 2018, in Rochester, NY. Heidi was designated NYS Outstanding Junior that year. 

On June 1, 2019, we honored Elaine Faith Thompson, NSDAR Women in the Arts
Award Recipient (leftmost). NYS Senator Monica Martinez and Brookhaven Town
Supervisor Ed Romaine (holding Elaine's painting of George Washington) joined us.


18th Century Man & Colonial Lady (Vice Regent Joan Nathan)
at Brookhaven Town Fair on Sept. 8, 2018

Chapter Holiday Party at Longwood Estate on Dec. 8, 2018

Our Chapter Board, Longwood Estate, Dec. 8, 2018