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Genealogy is a rewarding and entertaining endeavor and can provide great insight into the applicant’s personal history. While your genealogical skill and interest level can come in a variety of forms, the SAR is excited to help you discover more.
Check that the SAR membership qualifications are satisfied and that your intended ancestor provided acceptable service.
The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783.
Contact the new member helper at your local state-level SAR society to help get you oriented along the membership path.
This new member helper will assist you in collecting the documentation required for an SAR application and can find other nearby SAR members to inform you about the SAR’s many programs.
The new member helper will also be familiar with the various forms and required sheets to organize and properly prepare your SAR application. Step-by-step explanations break down and clarify the SAR application.
The new member helper will also provide a copy of the SAR Application Worksheet, which allows you to collect and draft the relevant information before preparing your final application. If you already have a relative in the SAR, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), General Society of the Sons of the Revolution (SR), or similar lineage organization, you might be able to expedite the application process by submitting his or her established lineage and approved documentation for that common line of descent.
You can also request an ancestor or a member search from the SAR Headquarters using the SAR Research Request Services online. If the SAR has applications on file, you will receive the newest application copy filed on your ancestor. SAR applications through a particular child of the approved patriot, if available, can also be requested. There are similar procedures for requesting DAR application copies, with further details available online. Please review the SAR’s additional genealogical resources online for helpful information during your initial research.
Applicants have many options of SAR membership levels when completing the SAR's application process. Please discuss these options with your new member helper to find out the actual membership levels available and applicable fees for your intended SAR chapter and state-level society.
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