last Revised: 01/28/16
If you are a first time visitor we hope this site answers many of your questions about the Sons of the American Revolution. If you are a Compatriot this site will provide you with information about your Kentucky Society.
For our Visitors
As a visitor, you probably want to know what the Sons of the American Revolution is all about and how you can join the Society.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-secret and non-political organization. Its purposes are historical, educational and patriotic. These include:
- Perpetuating the memory of Revolutionary War Patriots and promoting fellowship among their descendants.
- Inspiring the community with a reverence for the principals of government founded by our forefathers.
- Encouraging historical research of the American Revolution.
- Preserving the records of Revolutionary War Patriuots.
- Marking the locations of the Revolution, its events and its soldiers.
- Celebrating anniversaries of the Revolution.
- Fostering true patriotism.
- Maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom.
- Carrying out the purposes of the Preamble of the Constitution.
- Following the injunctions of Washington’s farewell address to the American people.
Our membership is composed of sons of American Revolutionary patriots. These sons are direct descendants of both male and female Revolutionary War patriots and are members of 50 state societies and the District of Columbia. There are also societies in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and an International Society. Most of our societies are composed of smaller organizational units called chapters. There are more than 500 local and regional S. A. R. Chapters. Individual members normally belong to their local chapter and their state, regional and national societies. Here in Kentucky we have 18 Chapters throughout the Commonwealth. To find a Chapter near you click [here].
The Headquarters for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is currently located at 1000 South 4th Street in Louisville, Kentucky 40203. Our Headquarters phone number is (502) 589-1776 and our Web Site can be viewed at http://www.sar.org/. Our National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution’s Genealogical Research Library is at 809 West Main Street in Louisville KY.
If you are interested in further information on a Chapter of the Kentucky Society near you please click Kentucky Contacts or for additional information on a Sons of the American Revolution Chapter near you please click [here].
Information on the who may join the Society can be obtained at: http://www.sar.org/membership/who can_join. Reasons for joining the S.A.R. are presented on: http://www.sar.org/membership/why_join. Help on where to start is given at: http://www.sar.org/membership/getting_started. You may learn about the estimated cost of membership on: http://www.sar.org/membership/costs More specific membership costs will be provided by the Kentucky Society chapter member of the chapter which you choose to join. A Membership Application Worksheet is available from: http://www.sar.org/sites/default/files/docs/nssar-forms/SAR-Worksheet-2009-06-25.pdf (Note: you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view the Application Worksheet). General instructions and requirements to follow when completing an Application are on SAR Form 0912 which you will probably want to print for future reference.