Daughters of the American Colonists

California State Society

National Theme

Listen to the joyful noise and follow it with your heart and deeds

National Scripture

“…Make a joyful noise”
Psalm 100

National Motto

Past, Present, and Future
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. -Bill Keene

National Object

Patriotic and Historic

The California State Society was organized April 3, 1925 by Mrs. Earl J. Fellows at Los Angeles, CA. It was shortly followed by chapters in Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Today, there are ten chapters located though out the state. Click on Chapters to locate the chapter closest to you. You will find a map and chapter locations.

To enable our members to be active in an area of their interest, we are actively involved in several committees devoted to patriotism, history, and education. We support students in local high schools and colleges by presenting JROTC and ROTC awards. We support history by placing markers at historical sites in California. A listing of those already marked can be found under Chapters. We support education through scholarships.

The California Society continues to support the National projects designated by the current National President. In addition, the state has a theme and projects to support the state theme.

Who Can Join?

Applicants must descend lineally from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies, and who served prior to July 4, 1776 in any of the acceptable 26 categories.  Use the following links to the NSDAC website for a more detailed list of membership requirements and to view the 26 categories of colonial service.

How to Become a Member


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Mission San Gabriel Archangel marked in 1976 and rededicated in 2010.