SAR Member Eligibility

To initiate the SAR membership process, you should begin by ensuring that you can satisfy the SAR membership requirements and that you are a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War Patriot.

Note: The applicant must be personally acceptable to the Society. Family tradition in regard to the services of an ancestor will not be considered. 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.



Visit the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution webpage for more resources and information on becoming a member.


Contact our Monterey Bay SAR Officers & Registrar for new member information and help.


Genealogy is just the first step in becoming an active member of the organization. Visit the Genealogy section on our Links page.