Oregon Sons of the American Revolution

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If you already know that you have such an ancestor, then you may want to jump right in and start the process.

Do You Have A Patriot Ancestor?

If you aren’t sure whether any of your ancestors lived in the United States during the Revolution, don’t lose heart. Many people who never set foot in the United States supported the American colonists’ struggle against British domination — for example the king of Spain.

Many patriots (or their descendants moved to foreign lands and their descendants moved back later, not knowing their ancestors were here before. Many French, German, and Spanish soldiers and sailors fought in support of American independence and returned home without making their descendants aware of their participation in gaining American independence.

SAR Application
SAR Application Instructions
Oregon SAR Fees Schedule

How To Get Started

1. First, send an email to our Chapter’s Registrar, David Witter who can help you through the process.

2. The principal task toward membership is documenting lineage back to an American Revolutionary War Patriot. It is primarily the applicant’s responsibility to do the research and find the needed documents. Start by scanning copies of all the birth, marriage and death certificates you possess for you, your wife, parents and grandparents. Do not purchase any documents you don’t have until the Registrar advises you what is absolutely needed.

3. Keep in mind that Ancestry.com is available for use for free at most public libraries. Also, at libraries Fold3, Newspaper Archive and others.

4. The Registrar team will complete the application for you once there is adequate documentation proving your lineage to a Patriot.