Any male person of good character, and lineal descendant of one who, as a military, naval or marine officer, soldier, sailor, or marine, in actual service, under the authority of any of the thirteen Colonies or States or of the Continental Congress, and remaining always loyal to such authority, or a lineal descendant of one who signed the Declaration of Independence, or of one who, as a member of the Continental Congress, or of the Congress of any of the Colonies or States, or as an official appointed by or under the authority of any such legislative bodies, actually assisted in the establishment of American Independence by services rendered during the War of the Revolution, becoming thereby liable to conviction of treason against the Government of Great Britain, but remaining always loyal to the authority of the Colonies or States, or, who served honorably in a military or naval expedition against the British during the War of the Revolution under the authority of the French or Spanish Governments shall be eligible to membership in the Society. Both Senior and Junior (the latter under the age of eighteen years) memberships are available.
The Society seeks to enroll eligible males of good character with one or more ancestors who actively assisted in establishing American independence by their acts or counsel between April, 1775, when hostilities began, and April, 1783, when they ceased, in service of the military, naval or marine corps, as an official of the Continental Congress or of any of the 13 colonies.
Please feel free to download these Membership Applications as a "start" for your SR application. It allows you to begin filling in the blanks and accounting for your ancestry tracing back to the Revolutionary War.
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