How do I join?
Do you have a Patriot ancestor?
If you have a lineal connection to an ancestor who provided service to the cause of American Independence, you might be eligible to join the SAR.
The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783.
Contact the Chapter Registrar
Chris Russo is our chapter Registrar. Chris will assist you through the application process.
Collect your documentation
Family tradition is a good starting point for knowing if you have a Patriot ancestor. The birth certificates, marriage records, wills, census records and other documents will prove the lineage between you and your Patriot. The chapter Registrar will guide you with the records required and help you track down those hard to find, and sometimes very elusive ones.
Submit your application.
After you have gathered all the documentation, the next step is completing the application and submitting it for review.
Q: Where can I find the documents I need to prove my Patriot ancestor?
A: Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, the local library, genealogical and historical societies, courthouses are some great places to start