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SAR Member Eligibility
The applicant must be a citizen of good repute in the community and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American independence. The patriot ancestor must have rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. The patriot’s service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references.

Researching Your Patriot Ancestor
The first step toward joining the SAR is finding and identifying your patriot ancestor. Most members would refer you to the resources listed below to give you a good foothold for your journey toward membership. Remember that the Chapter is here to help you should you need it along the way. Consult the Tennessee Valley Chapter Registrar listed under the "Officer" tab should you encounter any missing links in your family’s history.




How to Join

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