The official website of the alabama society

How to Join the SAR

Chapter information can be found under "Chapters" on the dropdown menu on the left hand side. You can inquire directly to the chapter of your choice or you can request information directly from Alabama Society at the link below. We can team you up with a compatriot to help you on your quest for membership. 


For information on how to join the SAR, inquire  directly to the Alabama Society Registrar, Ron Bearden below: 


Ron Bearden
ALSSAR State Registrar
458 County Road 482 
Crossville, AL 35962

rbearden@farmerstel.com 
256-659-6479 Home 
256-572-2566 Cell 


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 SAR is here to help you should you need it along the way. Consult your local chapter’s registrar should you encounter any missing links in your family’s history.



Although SAR members will assist prospective members in gathering the necessary documentation to prove lineage and service of the patriot ancestor, we generally do not do in-depth research for prospective members. Once a prospective member has identified a patriot ancestor and has gathered the basic documentation necessary to prove lineage and service of the patriot, the prospective member should contact a local SAR Chapter Registrar or contact the ALSSAR State Registrar for further assistance.

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