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Organized May 15, 1890
Incorporated January 5, 1897

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What Is The Sons of the American Revolution?

The SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed in the 1890's. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1890 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington's taking of the oath of office of President of the United States.

The purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution are patriotic, historical and educational. This includes:

The National Headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky. There are 50 state societies including the District of Columbia. There are also societies in France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The current membership is approximately 25,000 active members.

What Does The Organization Do?

What Are The Requirements For Membership?

Any man of age eighteen (18) years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for American Independence is eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include those persons who fought in the military and/or the militia, who provided supplies to the American cause, who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.

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Contact Henry Grace the Net Representative of this site and also a Board Member of the Louisiana State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Send e-mail to this site or to Henry Grace.

National SAR Society online

State SAR Societies online

  1. Delaware Society
  2. Florida Society
  3. Indiana Soc.
  4. Kentucky Society
  5. Wisconsin Society
  6. General Philemon Thomas Chapter

Links to Other Sites

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  2. Genforum is an great way to connect with other people having the same Surname.
  3. Cyndi's List of 39,400 Genealogy Sites on the Internet
  4. Allen County Library (FT. Wayne)
  5. National Archives
  6. The Historic Collection
  7. FREE Telephone Directory
  8. Genealogy Resources on the Internet
  9. Roots-L Resources Page
  10. American Revotutionary Soldiers Index
  11. New Orleans Genealogy Guide
  12. Pointe Copee Soldiers of the American Revolution
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