Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution
The first step in collecting your data is to research your family tree. During this process, keep an eye out for anyone that may have lived in the colonies during the time of the American Revolution.
While you are filling out your family tree, be mindful to document each connection. Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates are Primary sources of documentation. Family Bibles, wills, probate records, land grants and other legal documents may possibly be used for documentation. Working closely with your local chapter representative will help in this process.
Any male shall be eligible for membership in the SAR who is a citizen of good repute in the community; and a lineal descendant (by blood) of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered acceptable service in the cause of American Independence. The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. Membership in the SAR requires documented, acceptable evidence that your ancestor participated in one or more of the following types of service.
Congratulations. At this point, your chapter representative will have you fill out your application and answer any final questions. Once your application is finished, He will get you and a couple other gentlemen to sign it, collect your application fee and send it off to National. Only thing left to do is wait for National to approve it.
Fill out your Application