As in any organization, you get out as much as or more than you put into it. We are an organization of people who make good things happen.
You can help make the dream of our patriot ancestors a reality by joining and participating in our programs to sustain the system of representative government and participatory democracy that they fought with words and weapons to create.
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 between 1774 and 1783.
Whether you already know that you have such an ancestor, or even if you aren’t sure if your ancestors lived in the United States during the revolution, exploring your genealogy can be a fun experience, discovering interesting family stories and and a better understanding of the problems and opportunities your ancestors faced.
And you may be surprised! Many patriots and their descendants moved to other countries after the Revolution. Winston Churchill and the King of Spain can both trace their ancestry back to American patriots. Who knows what you’ll find when you start exploring your heritage?
If you believe you may be eligible, or just want to learn more about your American Heritage, please visit the membership section of the official SAR website to find out more.