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  1. Longest Serving Compatriot ready to celebrate Rhode Island Society's 125th Anniversary

    Mr. Robert William Kenyon was born on January 10, 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined The Sons of the American Revolution on March 29, 1936, national number 53946, and is now the longest serving compatriot in the United States.

    Bob Kenyon
  2. Genealogy Workshop Starts New Year at SAR Library

    On Saturday, January 17, 2015, the SAR Genealogical Research Library hosted its first event of the year. Nearly 50 people attended NSSAR Staff Genealogist Denise Hall’s hands-on genealogy workshop. Ms. Hall began the workshop with a short demonstration on how to correctly print documentation images from online sources. Often, lineage society applicants submit documentation that is unreadable or is an abbreviated form of a record, and this part of the workshop taught participants how to obtain the proper format.

  3. Friends of the SAR Library Promotional Package Approved

    At the Fall 2014 Leadership meeting, the Library and Archives Committee approved a three part promotional
    package consisting of a new FOL application, lapel pin and a DVD that would include a tour of the Library and promotion of the FOL program.
  4. Hands-On Genealogy Workshop at SAR Library January 17

    Hands-On Genealogy Workshop
    Saturday, January 17, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 noon (EST)
    NSSAR Genealogical Research Library
    809 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202-2619
     
    Admission is free to DAR, SAR, and Friends of the Library members. For non-members, there is a $5.00 admission fee.
  5. 2014 Wreaths Across America Proclamation

    Proclamation

    December 13, 2014

    Whereas: The Wreaths Across America story began over fifteen years ago when Morrill and Karen Worcester of the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine began a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery during the holidays; and

    Whereas: Morrill Worcester was awarded the Gold Good Citizenship Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for his patriotic service; and

  6. Gov. Franklin Murphy, PG 1898-1900

  7. New Additions to the National Headquarters!

    Pictures of the recent addition of four flag poles to the front of the National Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

     

  8. NSSAR Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon At New Headquarters

  9. Who was the 3rd Signer?

    Who Was the 3rd Signer?

     

    William Whipple was born 14 Jan 1730 in Kittery, Maine (then part of Massachusetts) and later, moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he married Catherine Moffatt in 1769.

     

  10. Full Results of 2013 Americanism & President General’s Streamer Contests

    The Americanism Committee is pleased to publish the final results for the 2013 Americanism and President General Streamer Contests. A record total of 111 of the 546 chapters submitted an entry while 14 of the 58 societies submitted entries. Of the 111 chapters, 55 qualified for consideration for the President General's Cup which recognizes the top overall chapters.

    Liberty Bell Americanism Contest

    (chapter level)

    Chapters of 1-49 members:

  11. NSSAR Collection Highlight: Brandywine Watch

  12. A NEW Membership Directory - Order yours today!

    The National Society has contracted with Harris Connect, LLC publishing to create a new membership directory. 

    Harris Connect has completed the verifying stage of the Membership Directory and is quickly moving in to the production stage.

    You still have time to order your copy or a copy to donate to a local library. Just call 1-800-877-6554 to place your order.

    The anticipated delivery date of the 125th Anniversary Membership Directory is January 2015.

  13. Sons of the American Revolution cuts ribbon on Museum Row headquarters

  14. New addition to Museum Row honors Revolutionary War era

  15. Museum of the American Revolution Request

    Enrich the Roots of Liberty

    In the years leading up to the American Revolution, a mature elm tree near the Boston Common became a gathering place for patriots, where they discussed American ideas of liberty and planned resistance to British tyranny. They called the elm the Liberty Tree. Soon, Liberty Trees were designated in towns throughout the colonies as powerful symbols and gathering places.