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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.
If you have a lineal connection to an ancestor who provided service to the cause of American Independence, you might be eligible to join the SAR.
The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783.
The next step, if you think you are eligible, would be to contact a member who is closest to you and can assist you through the process.
A New Member Helper can review what you already have and help you put everything together. Visit the following page and click on your state of residence. This will give you information on someone that can either assist you or even direct you to someone closer to your area in a local Chapter.
With the assistance of your New Member Helper you can review the documentation evidence that can establish your lineal connection and start the application process.
Documentation can be a challenge in some cases. Your Helper should be experienced in knowing what is acceptable for the SAR and what isn’t.
The following pages discuss some ideas on how to collect documentation, both difficult and non-difficult materials or offer some lessons learned by others when going through the process.
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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