Do You Have a Revolutionary War Patriot in Your Family?

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...

...the ideals of those patriots who achieved the independence of the American people; the patriots who opposed tyranny to give us our freedom from oppression. This freedom is so great, so worthy, that hundreds of thousands have followed their lead by placing themselves in harm's way in order to preserve it. We dare not take this freedom for granted! As Sons of the American Revolution, it is our goal to preserve the memory and the record of our country's Revolutionary Patriots. Through this we offer historical and educational programs designed to promote true patriotism.

What We Are...

The SAR is an historical, educational, and patriotic not-for-profit corporation that seeks to maintain and extend:

We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the indepedence of the American people.

Who Can Join...

The SAR is a lineage society, which means you must have an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for membership. Not yet 18? You may still enter the SAR under the Youth Registration Program.  Upon your 18th birthday, you can automatically become a member with full membership privileges.

Let's Get Started!

It is quite possible that you are eligible for membership in the SAR; in fact, you may already know the name of your patriot ancestor. If not, the SAR has many volunteers who guide prospective members in the development of their lineage to their Revolutionary Patriot. Beginning with yourself, trace back as many generations as you can. There are many resources available to assist you with your research

Visit the links in the box at the upper right of this webpage, or send an email using the form below.  You can also contact individual chapters from their webpages by clicking a flag in the Chapters Map below.

Don't lose heart! The application and research process can be slow at times. However, once your application has been processsed, you will be assigned a mentor from a local area chapter who will assist you the rest of the way.

Why we ask for your phone number...Many of the messages we receive are better suited for phone conversations. We would like the opportunity to address all of your questions and concerns.

Why we ask for your city or town...We would like to have someone contact you who is familiar with your area and can answer your questions.

SAR Application Resources

Application Preparation Manual

Membership Process Detail

Patriot & Grave Index

Contact a MISSAR Genealogist
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Our Chapters Map