We would like to provide you some guidelines to help you accomplish the goal of finding your American Patriot. You only have to prove the direct bloodline back to the Patriot. Wives or husbands listed in your family lineage, but not in the bloodline, are good to document but not necessary to prove with documentation.

If you already know of at least one ancestor that supported the Revolution, it is then a matter of proving that you are related to that ancestor. To set the record straight, your relative did NOT have to fight for you to use him (or her). They had to support. That could be anything from taking an oath of allegiance, serving on a jury, maintaining a road, donating food, donating the use of a horse, providing medical care for the wounded, etc.

To prove the lineage from you, Generation #1, to the next generation requires you to produce a copy of your birth certificate, which should name your parents. Your parents, Generation #2, with their parents named on their birth certificates or death certificates which leads to the next, Generation #3, your grandparents. The bloodline you are following is the parent and grandparent where you will need to provide copies of birth or death certificates. These certificates will have indicated linkage to the next generation. Birth, birth record, baptism, or death certificates are primary documents and only a copy is to be used.

The goal is to link one generation by documents to the preceding generation as far as you can. US census records help us from 1850 to 1940.  Both you and the Saramana SAR Chapter Genealogist can also use DAR and SAR  files to assist you.

The Chapter Genealogist is often the link to finding information that the applicant is unable to find on their own.


Please note that the Documents listed below will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREEAdobe Reader.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on
Using PDF Files.


SAR Genealogical Copy Services

The SAR offers several copy and research options for those family historians and American history enthusiasts looking to complete their family trees. Copies of existing SAR applications and/or documentation can provide a great asset to completing your research.

The SAR does restrict fulfilling documentation requests if said documentation includes application copies and ancestor information of living SAR members to the following:

  • Members of the NSSAR,  NSDAR and N.S.C.A.R.
  • Prospective members of the SAR may order copies through a Chapter or State-level Registrar or other SAR member assisting them with an SAR membership application.


The different types of document request are described below.

Record Copy

An SAR Record Copy is a verified official copy of an approved SAR membership application or supplemental application. Please use this service when the requested individual's name and/or the SAR member's national number is already known.

To recognize a Record Copy, please look for the signature of the Registrar General on the application, the registered date of membership, or the “Record Copy” stamp found on the copy.

There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee for a digital copy and a $15.00 non-refundable fee for a physical copy to be sent by mail or FAX.

To download the Record Copy Request Form, go to
https://sar.org/genealogy/genealogical-copy-services, scroll down to “Record Copy” and then click on “Record Copy Request Form”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Record Copy Request Form” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


Ancestor Search

The Ancestor Search is a search through the SAR membership records for a particular patriot ancestor. This search only includes those verified patriots available through the SAR’s membership records and does not include a lineage search.

Please note that with this request, individuals will receive the latest application filed on that particular patriot ancestor. If the request includes an SAR application for a specific child of a patriot ancestor, the SAR will send the latest application through that child if there is one available.

There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee for a digital copy and a $15.00 non-refundable fee for a physical copy to be sent by mail or FAX.


To download the Record Copy Request Form, go to
https://sar.org/genealogy/genealogical-copy-services, scroll down to “Ancestor Search” and then click on “Ancestor Search Form”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Ancestor Search Form” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


Document Search

A Document Search request will provide a copy of the documentation used to prove an SAR application lineage.

The request for documentation includes the first ten pages of the paperwork, while each additional page is billed at $0.50 per page. For a total count of pages available in a particular record email:
recordcopy@sar.org

The SAR does have the following restrictions in regards to Document Search request:

  • Application from other lineage societies, contained in the SAR files, will be billed per the current SAR Record Copy fee in addition to the Document Search fee.
  • SAR cannot reproduce Vital Record documentation for living individuals.
  • Specific documents cannot be requested, charges reflect the entire content of the file less any Vital Records.


Please note that documentation of SAR applications prior to national number #114,000 or older may not exist in the SAR files.

When requesting a Document Search, a full name or SAR national number of the SAR member must be included for the file from which you are requesting copies. You must email recordcopy@sar.org for a page count prior to placing your request.

There is a $20.00 non-refundable fee for a mail or a FAX.

To download the Document Request Form, go to
https://sar.org/genealogy/genealogical-copy-services, scroll down to “Document Search” and then click on “Document Request Form”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Document Request Form” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


DAR Genealogical Research System
Go to http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?tab_id=0

If it is your first visit, please watch the “GRS Tutorial Video”.

At the top of the page, click on “Ancestor” to open up the “Ancestor Search Page”. Remember, for the initial search, less information is better.

Example: William Gilliam. This comes up as “No ancestor records found”. “We recommend you search using an alternate name listed below”. Gilliam >> Gillam. Click on “Gillam”.

We know that William died in Granville County North Carolina, so click on his Ancestor #
 
This brings us to a page with “Associated Applications and Supplemental’s”.

When possible, we suggest that you use the newest “National Number” (highest).

For additional information and Forms, please click on "Dues and Fees"

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Saramana SAR Chapter  Sons of the American Revolution 

Saramana SAR  Membership Contacts


To begin the membership process, please contact:

Saramana President
Steven Ray "Steve" Fields
H
ome (941) 228-6123
sarasotasteve@hotmail.com