SAR Membership  | NSSAR Membership Pamphlet (PDF)

Step One: Eligibility for Applications
"Any male shall be eligible for membership in the SAR who is a citizen of good repute in the community; and a lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered acceptable service in the cause of American Independence. The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between April 19, 1775 and November 26, 1783. Membership in the SAR requires documented, acceptable evidence that your ancestor participated in one or more of the following types of service. The patriot ancestor in question must have..."


Step Two: Your Local Contact
Our chapter Registrar can assist you with your application process. However, it is your responsibility to do the research and obtain the documents needed for verification. Use the Contact link above to be placed in touch with the Registrar.


Step Three: Collect Your Data
This is the process of gathering birth and death certificates, marriage documents, cemetery records, census records, etc. With more & more available data on the internet, it is becoming easier to track down sources to investigate. It may become necessary to travel to a specific location and do research, so be prepared for a road trip.


Step Four: SAR Membership Application  (updated)
When you start to document your genealogy back towards your Patriot, the Application/Worksheet is the document you will use when you submit your work to our Chapter Registrar.


National SAR Website: Steps 1 - 4 in more detail
Membership in the SAR includes a State and National number, and requires a primary membership in a local chapter.



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