National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Preparation of Application RequirementsForm 0912, revised 05/99
SAR National Headquarters
Properly annotated family histories and genealogies may be accepted as evidence.
When the family history or genealogy is authored by the applicant or any member of his immediate family, copies of the sources used for the compilation must be furnished.
Family Group Sheets, Family Tree Charts, LDS IGI or Family Search records, Broderbunds World Family Tree Records, and items attributed to oral or family tradition, including Internet abstracts, will not be accepted.
When the reference is to a published record, the author, title, date of
publication, volume number and page must be given. Photocopies of the
title page and pages cited must be supplied, for example
When the reference is to an unpublished record, it is to be
listed in the references space and a photocopy furnished, for
A certified copy of a record such as Bible page, census page, or tombstone is an exact transcript of the complete text.
No preliminary decision will be given on a line of descent, service or evidentiary value of proposed evidence. When examined with all available evidence, such preliminary decision might prove to be incorrect and the National Society cannot accept responsibility for such a decision,
If you are the son or grandson of an SAR or DAR member or former member, include the National Number of your SAR or DAR ancestor after NSSAR ... or NSDAR, as appropriate.
PATRIOT ANCESTOR AND HIS WAR SERVICEThe date of birth should be given if it can be obtained.
If it is impossible or impracticable to ascertain the date of birth, some fact shall be furnished, with proof, to show the ancestor was living at the time of claimed service and of an age for the service claimed.
The date of marriage, with place of marriage, if known, need be furnished only as to the marriage from which the applicant is descended. When the marriage date cannot be furnished, but the date of birth of the oldest child of the marriage can be proved, the marriage date may be approximated from such birth date, and so stated.
The date of death is to be given. If it cannot be secured, some proved date identified with the ancestor and after the date of service may be used as a substitute (e.g. "After 1795 when he signed deed." Proof. A copy of the deed.).
When two or more persons with the same name are living in the same area, the applicant must prove conclusively that the service applies to the person for whom it is being claimed.
As complete information as it is possible to secure should be furnished supported by proof. The child through whom descent is claimed must be proved. Unsupported data may not be entered.
Sources of information as to Revolutionary War Service.
The DAR Patriot Index is unacceptable as proof of Patriotic Service.
APPLICANT'S STATEMENTAfter application is completed with documentation, the applicant should read the attestation statement and sign it.
FINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPONSORHelp the applicant; check his papers for completeness and correctness. Make sure that he has signed and read the statement of attestation.
Type in your name, address, and National Number in the space provided under "Recommended by the undersigned members."
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CO-SPONSORType your name and give your National Number; sign on the next line.
SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATIONSMembers having more than one qualifying ancestor are urged to prepare and file supplemental applications.
Supplemental applications must be submitted in exactly the same way as original applications, but on the Supplemental Application form, supplying National and State numbers in the appropriate spaces provided on the form. No supplemental application can be submitted BEFORE the initial application for membership has been approved.
Documentation already on file as proof with the original application
need not be submitted again for generations which are the same on the
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