We are a Lineage Society
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is a male “lineage” society. This means that each member has traced and documented their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American independence, generally Service between April 19, 1775 and November 26, 1783.
To be eligible for SAR membership, a male applicant must be 18 years of age, a citizen of good repute in the community, and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American independence. The patriot ancestor must have rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. The patriot’s service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references.
Applying for membership is done in just 4 steps: