U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970



U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970


National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Louisville, Ky.)


Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Provo, UT




508 microfilm reels



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From Ancestry.com, "This database contains applications for membership in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution approved between 1889 and 31 December 1970. The applications are arranged in packets. It may be helpful to scroll through the images to find all information relating to the applicant.
As the Sons of the American Revolution website explains:

“The SAR is a ‘lineage’ society. This means that each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1775–1783.”

These 145,000 applications with 1.2 million records can give you a direct link to an ancestor who served the cause of freedom during the Revolutionary War Era. When you find an ancestor here, you'll go back generations in a single document.

Applications require a pedigree and accompanying information to demonstrate a generation-by-generation link to a patriot ancestor. Genealogical information submitted may include references to Revolutionary War pension files, baptismal records, marriage records, cemetery records, census records, family Bible records, deeds, court records, documented family and local histories, and copies of applications to other lineage societies. Applications also typically include a short summary of the ancestor’s service.

These records can be an excellent source for names, dates, locations, and family relationships. Applications can be searched by name, place and date of birth and death, and application year. "
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