Costs

 Options Available when Joining

 

The first thing to do is to determine the type of Membership plan that is right for you

 


There are several options listed here.   Please pick the one that best fits your situation by clicking on the heading to display the full description.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Regular Membership

Regular Membership
in the Sons of the American Revolution


A member age 18 or older who pays annual dues.  Only regular members may vote and hold office in the SAR and receive the SAR Magazine for free.

New members annual dues are for the calendar year in which their applications are approved by the National Society and is included in the application fee.

Checks should be for your application fees and dues.  There is usually one check to the Chapter, one to the State Society, and one to the National Society.   Each branch of the organization may have an application fee component and an annual dues component that may be different than what is shown.

The following is a breakdown of the typical fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.

Submit the completed application form to your sponsoring Chapter for approval (your helper will likely do this) and it will be forwarded to the State Society and then to NSSAR Headquarters in Louisville for final approval.  Do Not send the application and fees to the National organization direct.  It must come to the National organization from a State Society.

 

New Member Application Checklist

New Member Application Checklist


1. _____ One watermarked original application form.

                 
2. _____ The official form is to be TYPED, using a BLACK ink ribbon or computer generated.

                 
3. _____ There must be five (5) signatures on the new application.

                 
4. _____ The Member's National Number shall be entered on Supplemental Applications.

                 
5. _____ Photocopies of proofs for each generation should be marked so as to identify the specific generation.

                 
6. _____ If applicant is using SAR, DAR, or C.A.R., papers for proof, is the appropriate National Number entered for each generation it is being used to support?  RECORD copies are required when using C.A.R. or DAR papers as proof of lineage.

                 
7. _____ All available information and detailed facts should be entered one each and every generation back to the patriot ancestor.

Family Membership

Family Membership
in the Sons of the American Revolution

 


Family Membership is for two or more individuals, who have applied for membership and all have applied using the same Ancestor.  At least one of the Family members must file an application at the regular price.  All family members must submit their application at the same time as the originating applicant and they must appear on the same transmittal form.  The National application fee for Family applications is offered at $30 each.


The annual dues are not effected by this discount and are still required for the calendar year in which their applications are approved by the National Society.

Checks should be for your application fees and dues.  There is usually one check to the Chapter, one to the State Society, and one to the National Society.   Each branch of the organization may have an application fee component and an annual dues component that will be different than what is shown.

The following is a breakdown of the typical fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.

Family Discount shown here:

Submit the completed application form to your sponsoring Chapter for approval (your helper will likely do this) and it will be forwarded to the State Society and then to NSSAR Headquarters in Louisville for final approval.  Do Not send the application and fees to the National organization direct.  It must come to the National organization from a State Society.

Related Persons

Related Persons in
the Sons of the American Revolution

 


If you are the son, grandson, brother, nephew or grand-nephew of someone who is or was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution or Children of the American Revolution, then there is a discount offered on the application fee.  As long as you are using the same lineage for your membership and reference the application of the member or former member.  The other requirement is that you be over eighteen years of age and under twenty-five years of age.   The National application fee for this age group is $30.

The annual dues are not effected by this discount and are still required for the calendar year in which their applications are approved by the National Society and is included in the application fee.

Checks should be for your application fees and dues.  There is usually one check to the Chapter, one to the State Society, and one to the National Society.   Each branch of the organization may have an application fee component and an annual dues component that will be different than what is shown.

The following is a breakdown of the typical fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.

Family Discount shown here:

Submit the completed application form to your sponsoring Chapter for approval (your helper will likely do this) and it will be forwarded to the State Society and then to NSSAR Headquarters in Louisville for final approval.  Do Not send the application and fees to the National organization direct.  It must come to the National organization from a State Society.

Junior Membership

Junior Membership
in the Sons of the American Revolution

 


A Junior member is defined as a male under the age of eighteen (18) who files the appropriate lineage and is required to pay annual dues.  

There are three paths for a Junior member to apply.  Please review each when determining the cost involved in your case.  
 


1.  Establishing a New Lineage or Patriot Ancestor - If you are applying as a Junior member and the ancestor you are applying under has not been documented or approved through the SAR, DAR or C.A.R. in the past, then the application cost involved will be as shown below:

 

2.  When using a lineage which has already been accepted by the Sons of the American Revolution or Daughters of the American Revolution, a record copy of the referenced SAR or DAR application must be provided with the documentation.   The following are the typical cost involved:

 

3.  A current active member of the N.S.C.A.R. may become a Junior member of the SAR by completing his SAR application, supplying his Birth Certificate and a copy of his Member of Good Standing card.  The following are the typical cost involved:

A brochure on the Junior Membership and Youth Registrant Program is also available.

Pamphlet can be found in the forms section (or downloaded here)

Each Junior member's annual dues are for the calendar year in which his application is approved by the National Society and is included with the application fee.

 

Checks should be for your application fees and dues.  There is usually one check to the Chapter, one to the State Society, and one to the National Society.   Each branch of the organization may have an application fee component and an annual dues component that will be different than what is shown.

 

Submit the completed application form to your sponsoring Chapter for approval, (your helper will likely do this) and it will be forwarded to the State Society and then to NSSAR Headquarters in Louisville for final approval.  Do Not send the application and fees directly to the National organization.  They must come to the National organization from a State Society.

18 - 22 CAR Transfer Membership

18-22 C.A.R Transfer of Membership
in to the Sons of the American Revolution

 


Transferring your membership from the Children of the American Revolution to the Sons of the American Revolution when you are between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-two (22) years is possible.  

A valid Transfer Card from the C.A.R. is required with the SAR application and documention.   The fees involved are as follows:
 

The member's annual dues are for the calendar year in which their applications are approved by the National Society and is included with the application fee.

Checks should be for your application fees and dues.  There is usually one check to the Chapter, one to the State Society, and one to the National Society.   Each branch of the organization may have an application fee component and an annual dues component that will be different than what is shown.

Submit the completed application form to your sponsoring Chapter for approval (your helper will likely do this) and it will be forwarded to the State Society and then to NSSAR Headquarters in Louisville for final approval.  Do Not send the application and fees to the National organization direct.  It must come to the National organization from a State Society.

Life Membership to the NSSAR

Life Membership
in the Sons of the American Revolution

 


Life Membership in the National Society is available to be purchased at a rate that depends on your age.  At the September 2009 Executive Committee meeting the following fee scale was approved.

For those zero (0) - forty (40) the one-time fee is $900

The rate of decrease for those over forty (40) is $15.00 per year.

So, someone who is forty-one (41) would pay a one-time fee of $885.00 and so on.

Someone at sixty (60) years of age would pay a one-time fee of $600.

A chart showing the breakdown of the payment schedule is included on the Life Membership application form, which is found by clicking on the following link.

  National Life Membership Application

Note:  The Life Membership program listed here covers the National dues only.  Payment of the State Society's and Chapter annual dues is still required to be considered an active member of the SAR.  The completed National Life Member form must be sent to your State Society Secretary for review before it is sent to National.

Memorial Membership

Memorial Membership
in the Sons of the American Revolution

 


 

A male who is a deceased close relative (within two generations) of an SAR member and whose application is based on (most of) the same lineage as that SAR member.   There are no dues and a portion of the application fee goes to the Society's Permanent Fund.  The filing of Memorial Memberships is only available to active SAR members.

 

The cost of a Memorial Membership is $380.

Youth Registrant Transfer

Youth Registrant Transfer
into the Sons of the American Revolution

 


You are a Youth Registrant wishing to convert your Registrant status to active Junior Membership or Regular Membership.  The process is simple.

Submit a letter noting the desire to activate your Junior (or Regular) membership, citing the Youth Registrant number and enclosing Chapter, State and National dues.  

A Youth Registrant must activate his membership (Junior or Regular) before the age of 29 or lose all benefits of the program.

The following is a breakdown of the typical fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.
 

Supplemental Lineage Application

Supplemental Lineage Application


Members having more than one qualifying ancestor may file supplemental applications.  Since one of the SAR's objectives is to acquire and preserve the records of the individual service of patriots of the war, all members having more than one qualifying ancestor are strongly urged to prepare and file supplemental applications.

Supplemental applications must be submitted in duplicate, in exactly the same manor as the original membership applications.

 

If a supplemental application cannot be approved within the currently accepted time-frame, it will be withdrawn and no monies will be refunded. The supplemental application fee is retained for cost of review.

 
No replacement applications are allowed for pended supplemental applications.
 
After the supplemental application has been pended with no resolution within the currently accepted time-frame, it will be withdrawn and available for pickup from National by a Representative of the submitting State Society. 

The following is a breakdown of the typical  fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.
 

 


SUPPLEMENTAL FAMILY PLAN

A price break is given when more than one member of a family, within no more than two degrees of kinship, submit supplemental applications at the same time, based on descent along the same genealogical line from the same supplemental patriot ancestor.

The following is a breakdown of the typical  fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees may vary.

Reinstatement of Membership

Reinstatement of Membership - Form 0918

There are several reasons to apply for reinstatement:

 

The Reinstatement Procedure:

The first step in reinstating to active membership is to contact the local State Secretary to ascertain the correct fees and procedures through the local State Society.

If the local State Secretary is not know then please refer to the Contact list.

If the reason for your inactive membership is moving to another state then the method of reinstating is described as follows.

You have moved or wish to transfer your membership into a State Society other than the one in which your membership was dropped, you will need to complete a Bylaw 19, Reinstatement and Transfer (Form #0918)

For a copy of the form please click on the form number shown - #0918

The form has active fields which may be completed before printing.

The completed form should be mailed to the Secretary of the State Society where you are reinstating your membership.  The following is a breakdown of the typical fees involved.  The actual State and Chapter Level fees and dues may vary.
 

Transfer of Membership

Transfer of Membership - Form #0919
(between SAR Societies)

Note: If a member wishes to retain his original membership in a particular Society or he must retain it due to having a Society Life Membership that pays the National dues, then DO NOT file a transfer form.  His option would be to file a Dual Membership Application with the second State Society (if accepted by said State Society).


 

The Transfer Procedure:

Step 1:  Be sure your dues are paid for the current calendar year and you are shown as an "active" member.

Step 2:  Make sure the Secretaries of both Societies involved are aware of your wish to Transfer your membership.

Step 3:  Complete the form #0919:  The form is designed to allow for entering the required data before you print. You can also save the form to your computer.

Step 4:  Make a copy of the completed form for your files.

Step 5:  The Member should place in an envelope addressed to the demitting Society the following items:

Step 6:  Mail the envelope to the Secretary of the demitting Society allowing him to complete the second part of the form and send it on to the Secretary of the NEW Society. Who in turn will complete third section of the form and send it on to the National Headquarters for final processing.

Note:  If a record copy of the transferring member's application is not required and scanning capabilities are available, the form can be signed and scanned and emailed to the each of the parties involved.

When you are informed of your acceptance by your NEW Society, you should:

Paying National Dues after a Transfer:

The transfer form #0919 includes a statement from the demitting Society Secretary that the member is in good standing and has paid his National and Society dues for the present year to the demitting Society.

In the fall, after the transfer has been recorded, the member will be billed for his Chapter, Society and National dues in the NEW Society for the next membership year.

Dual Membership

Dual Membership - (Form #0920)


Rights of Dual members

As a dual member of a state society you have all the rights of a regular member of the State Society and can hold offices in either or both of the State Societies at the same time, but you cannot be a voting representative of both Societies at the same Regional or National meeting.

You may join a Chapter in the dual state if you wish or if it is required by that State Society.

National dues are collected through your primary state and not through your dual state.  You will pay for only state dues (and perhaps Chapter dues) in the dual state.


The Dual Membership Procedure:

Get a copy of the form at the link below.  You may print the resulting filled-in form on 8.5 by 11 paper.  This does NOT have to be special watermarked archival paper; any regular paper will do.

Form 0920


You should contact the State Secretary of the State Society in which you wish to become a Dual Member.  He can inform you of the correct fees and procedures, or put you in touch with the correct person who handles Dual Membership Applications for that Society.