Information for Members of the DSDI

When you apply for membership with the DSDI, you become part of an exclusive society of descendants of the heroic men who ratified the Declaration of Independence—but that’s not all.

You will also enjoy many perks of membership, including invitations to exciting events, comradery with fellow descendants, access to scholarships and bell-tapping opportunities, and so much more.

There’s a Lot in Store for Members of the DSDI

Membership Benefits

As a member of the DSDI, you can look forward to enjoying many exclusive benefits, including programs and scholarships.

Apply for Membership

If you’re a descendant of a Signer, apply for membership and become part of an exclusive society founded by heroes of our nation.

Make a Contribution

You can pay your membership dues or contribute to the society with a tax-deductible donation that will further the DSDI’s mission.


Show your Signer’s descendant pride with an insignia, glassware item, ring, crest, or any of our other many merchandise options.

Grave Recognition

All 56 Signers have now been recognized with grave markers by the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Missing Members

Can you help us find our missing members? Take a look at the list of members for whom mail has been returned and help solve a mystery.