Any male shall be eligible for membership in the SAR who is a citizen of good repute in the community; and a lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered acceptable service in the cause of American Independence. The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. Membership in the SAR requires documented, acceptable evidence that your ancestor participated in anyone of a number of services during the War of Independence.
Please contact the Registrar for information regarding specific acceptable services rendered. He will also direct you to a genealogist who will assist in researching your ancestor(s) at no charge.