A free genealogy workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 15, at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence.

Participants can find out if there is a Revolutionary Patriot in their family tree and will learn how to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogists will be on hand to help. The Independence Pioneers Chapter NSDAR, founded in 1914, is hosting the event. For more information, contact Debby Ludwig at 816-701-6878 or sgtludwig@yahoo.com.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women’s service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors. More than 200 years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of the DAR, you can continue this legacy by actively promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR has more than 185,000 members in nearly 3,000 chapters worldwide, including chapters in 14 foreign countries. Since its founding in 1890, DAR has admitted more than 930,000 members. Go to www.dar.org to find out more about DAR.