Sons of the American Revolution

Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Virginia Society

Joining the Sons of the American Revolution

We're always looking for new compatriots to join us on our mission to preserve the legacy of the American Revolution.

Why Join?

The Sons of the American Revolution is a dynamic organization where you can really make an impact in your community. Some of our activities include:

Who can Join?

Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is open to males of good character whom are the lineal descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier, sailor or Patriot. This includes persons who not only fought in the military or militia, but who also may have provided supplies, medical aid, signed oaths of Faith and Fidelity and similar acts.

How to Join

Joining the SAR is an enlightening and educational process.

  1. First, send an email to our Chapter's Registrar Michael Blythe indicating your interest in membership (Michael can be reached via email at Michael will guide and assist you through the application process.
  2. The principal task toward membership is documenting lineage back to an American Revolutionary War Patriot. It is primarily the applicant's responsibility to do the research and find the needed documents. Start by scanning copies of all the birth, marriage and death certificates you possess for you, your wife, parents and grandparents. Do not purchase any documents you don't have until the Registrar advises you what is absolutely needed.
  3. There is a list of some research resources under the "Links" area of this web site. Keep in mind that Ancestry is available for use for free at most public libraries. Also, at libraries Fold3, Newspaper Archive and others.
  4. The Registrar team will complete the application for you once there is adequate documentation proving your lineage to a Patriot.