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NSSAR Forms and Publications

The Following page lists the various Forms and Publications that the NSSAR uses. By using the drop down list to the left, you can select the type of form that you are looking for.

If you are looking to report a Compatriots death, you can use the Compatriot Death Report Form.

If you are looking to report a change in State of Chapter level officers, you can use the Officer change report Form.

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Oration Endowment Contribution Form



The Rumbaugh Orations Contest’s National level awards are not currently competitive among nationwide contests. Currently, the program disperses $11,000 annually where competitive levels are closer to $30,000.
The Orations Committee is seeking to rectify this disparity with an enhanced endowment.
Joseph Warren, a Boston doctor, was the orator selected to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Because the orator would be heckled by unforgiving British officers and sympathizers, Warren bravely presented his speech with a steady and firm voice. Warren’s stirring oratory skill recruited more patriots and moved others to support the Revolution.
Saturday, 15 December 2012 - 10:23pm
NSSAR Patriot Grave Marking Medal Requirements

A list of the Medal requirements for the Patriot Grave Marking medal


Please also see the application for the medal as well.

Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 11:15pm
NSSAR Life Membership Application

Life Membership may now be purchased at a rate that depends on your age. At the 124th Congress the fee scale was approved and it appears on the Life Membership Application form. Note: This fee covers the National dues only, so you will still have to pay the State Society's annual fee to be an active member of the SAR.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 10:33am
NSSAR Genealogical Policies


The Genealogy Committee of the NSSAR is responsible for forming the genealogy policies of the organization. Policies are formed by official action of the Committee during its meetings. A policy is becomes effective upon adoption and remains in effect until the policy has been completed or rescinded.
The Genealogy Committee works closely with the Genealogist General and the NSSAR Genealogy Staff in the administration of the policies.
This on-line document is updated each time policy changes are adopted by the Committee so users are encouraged to download updated copies frequently.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 11:00pm
NSSAR Form 0921: Member Transmittal Form

(Form 0921, last revised July 2014) State Secretaries and others use this form to accompany materials dealing with member status. This file has fully active form fields. You will need Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or higher.  Note: Once filled in please print this form on canary yellow paper so it is less likely to get lost in the documentation that accompanies the application.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 2:13pm
NSSAR Form 0920: Dual Membership

Application for Dual Membership. Use this if you wish to be a member of a second State Society. (You will pay state dues to both primary and dual states, but national dues only through your primary society.)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 1:49pm
NSSAR Form 0919: Transfer of Membership

Use this if you wish to change your primary membership affiliation to a new state. Note: If you have paid National dues to the State which you are leaving, you do not need to pay National dues for that same year to the State to which you are transferring.

Friday, 1 October 2010 - 11:32am
NSSAR Form 0918: Reinstatement Transfer of Membership

Bylaw 21 Reinstatement Transfer of Membership. Use this if you have not paid national dues in one or more years and wish to become active again in a different State Society.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 3:24pm
NSSAR Form 0914: New Member Information (Form 0914, original on salmon paper) This one-page trifold pamphlet outlines the history, structure, and programs of the SAR especially for new members. Thursday, 25 June 2009 - 1:59pm
NSSAR Form 0913: SAR Whats

(Form 0913, undated, original on white paper) This one-page bi-fold pamphlet has a brief description of What the SAR does and is great for giving to prospective members.

Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 9:17am
NSSAR Form 0912: Requirements for Preparation of Applications


Form 0912 is being updated, but older versions are still available from Merchandise to assist applicants. Please see the on-line NSSAR Genealogy Policy Manual and the Registrar’s Instruction Manual for more complete information and guidance on preparing applications.


(Form 0912, last revised Sep 2008, original on green paper) This one-page trifold pamphlet tells what to give the applicant, what sorts of documents are acceptable, how to write data on the application, and how to cite the sources used.

Friday, 17 February 2012 - 10:34am
NSSAR Form 0911: To Help Preserve a Precious Heritage

(Form 0911, last revised 1999 Sep, original has color photos) This one-page trifold pamphlet describes the SAR, explains why someone should become a member, and describes the many ways in which the SAR helps preserve our nation's heritage of liberty and independence.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 4:01pm
NSSAR Form 0910: General Information and Application Requirements

(Form 0910, last revised Oct 2012, original on blue paper) This one-sheet pamphlet lists application fees and annual dues for the many categories of membership.

Monday, 11 February 2013 - 5:51pm
NSSAR Color Guard Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide general information about Color Guards, and especially for the Color Guard of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Much of the information in this handbook was published in various issues of The SAR Guardsman magazine, beginning in the year 2000. Some material has been obtained from the NSSAR Handbook, the NSSAR History, Volume III (1983-2000). Some material has been borrowed from Color Guard handbooks prepared by various SAR state societies and chapters across the country.


The NSSAR Color Guard Committee is pleased to announce that the updated version of The NSSAR Color Guard Handbook.  The handbook has been updated with information regarding the new Von Steuben Medal for Sustained Achievement and the Molly Pitcher Medal for service to the Color Guard by ladies. 

Monday, 4 January 2016 - 12:16pm
New or Modified Medal/Award Form

Form for Proposal of a New or Modified Medal or Award

Monday, 29 October 2012 - 9:54am
National Reconciliation Template

This form is to be used by States. In addition to providing a standardized format for reporting all the changes in membership year over year, the new Reconciliation Form also calculates the amount of dues that the society owes to the National Office. In future years, the form can be updated to include any changes in dues or membership categories. There are instructions and a Chapter format as well. (Both Can be found in the forms section)

The 2015 template has been tested by a number of state society secretaries across the nation to find any formula errors and to identify potential issues.  The template that is now available is the result of this testing.  The version of the template that you should be using has the following time / date stamp on the Cover Sheet:  “Last Updated: 20 May 2013 – 800 hours MCA”.

The major change for this year is that all positive additions to the society are entered on a single page.  Also, Memorial memberships can now be correctly entered as both an addition and subtraction. 

Please note that if you have been keeping track of the 2015 membership on the previous form that data does not need to be entered over again.  If desired, that data should be COPIED & PASTED into the new template.  DO NOT CUT & PASTE as that will corrupt the embedded formulas in the spread sheet. 

As always, if there are any issues, please contact the National Office and they will forward all questions and issues to the appropriate volunteers for follow up. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 10:43am
Mission: CAR This one-page trifold pamphlet tells what every member should know about the C.A.R. Thursday, 25 June 2009 - 1:47pm
Minuteman Nomination

The highest award presented to a member by the National Society. It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the National level. Members are selected by the Minuteman Committee from submitted applications. The Committee is appointed by the President General from previous recipients of the award. It is presented during the Annual Congress to no more than six recipients per year. More information can be found in the SAR Handbook. The Minuteman Nomination Form linked below is a form fillable PDF. It will let you fill-in the form on-screen, then print-out both form and data at the same time on 8.5 by 14 inch paper. You may save the data along with the program by using the "Save As" option and using a unique name to save it.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 - 9:23am
Minuteman Guidelines

The highest award presented to a member by the National Society. It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the National level. Members are selected by the Minuteman Committee from submitted applications. The Committee is appointed by the President General from previous recipients of the award. It is presented during the Annual Congress to no more than six recipients per year. More information can be found in the SAR Handbook.


The Nomination form can be found here.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 11:03pm
Military Service Reporting Form

A form for reporting a Compatriots Military Service

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 11:53am
Merchandise Order Form

Form that can be used to order merchandise.

Monday, 30 December 2013 - 10:30am
Medi-Log form Medi-Log form for your wallet Created by the Medical Advisory Committee, this handy form is designed to be completed and kept in your wallet. Thursday, 25 June 2009 - 1:41pm
Mailable Library Brochure

This Library Brochure is a 3 to a (one) page layout, designed to fit in a regular business envelope.  Members to have the ability to print off their own copies to hand out at meetings and events.

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 11:20am
Lawrence Award Chapter and State Instructions

Form to be used by state and chapters for the Lawrence Award.

Friday, 29 January 2016 - 11:05am
Lawrence Application Form

Form to be used to enter the Lawrence award contest

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 9:24am
Korean Service Corps Form


Form for the Korean Service Corps

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 5:41pm
Korean Service Corp Eligibility

Korean Service Corp Eligibility Information

Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 9:29am
Handbook Change Memo

Handbook Change memo

Friday, 4 April 2014 - 10:35am
Grave Marking Medal Application

This is the form used to apply for the Patriot Graves marking medal

Please also see the medal requirements form

Monday, 25 November 2013 - 10:30am
Gold Good Citizenship Award Application

This is the form that needs to be filled out for Nomination for the Gold Good Citizenship Award

Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 9:41am
General William C. Westmoreland Award

This is the form / score sheet used for entering the General William C. Westmoreland award

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 10:44am
General Officer's Report Form Used for General Officers to report their activities to the Trustees and Annual Congress Delegates. There are 2 different versions of this form. This is the PDF version. There is also a version that can be edited with word. Tuesday, 7 July 2009 - 10:58pm
Friends of the Library Application

Membership dues in the FOL are $25. A distinctive FOL lapel pin is given for new or renewing members since October 1, 2014 and may be picked up at the Library or at NSSAR meetings. The goals of the Friends of the SAR Library are to:

  • To raise funds for the enhancement of library services. There are many important items that are not included in the general SAR budget for the Library. The FOL helps to provide funding for these extra services or needed software and equipment.
  • To encourage gifts, memorials, and endowments for the benefit of library services. The Friends encourage donations of books and other materials, as well as these larger financial contributions for the purchase of special materials or building, operation and maintenance needs.
  • To assist the Library in publicizing knowledge of its collections and services and informing members and the public about library related programs.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 3:26pm
Eagle Scout Award Four-Generation Ancestor Chart
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