SAR Member Eligibility
The applicant must be a citizen of good repute in the community and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American independence. The patriot ancestor must have rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. The patriot’s service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references.

Researching Your Patriot Ancestor
The first step toward joining the SAR is finding and identifying your patriot ancestor. Most members would refer you to the resources listed below to give you a good foothold for your journey toward membership. Remember that the SAR is here to help you should you need it along the way. Consult your local chapter’s registrar should you encounter any missing links in your family’s history.

Contact our State Registrar

How to Join the SAR
Chapter information can be found under "Chapters" on the drop down menu on the left hand side. You can inquire directly to the chapter of your choice or you can request information directly from Mississippi Society at the link below. We can team you up with a compatriot to help you on your quest for membership.

Stewart L. Herron