Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.”
― Benjamin Rush


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.

or for detailed eligibility requirements, please review the NSSAR eligibility requirements page.

If you are having trouble locating a Revolutionary War patriot or locating information about that individual, visitors are encouraged to review the Researching Your Patriot Ancestor online training module. 

Find Your chapter

Once you have established that you qualify for membership, the next step is to locate your local chapter.  At this point you can either locate your closest chapter on our state chapter listing or you can reach out to us by using our contact page and we will have someone contact you.  

Getting Started

All prospective members are encouraged to use the new online application process at the National Society website.  This will require that you create a user account.  Anyone that is interested is able to create a free account on the NSSAR website.  Alternatively, you can enter the details in our SAR worksheet and provide it to your chapter and they will be happy to assist you with the application process.  If you are interested in additional information in the online application system, a copy of the manual is available for download.