Registrar and Genealogist, William P. Boswell, Esq.
Welcome, Pittsburgh Compatriots!
The SAR is a “lineage” society. This means that each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. Membership is open to any man eighteen years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor whose lineage can be proven and supported with the required documentation.
John E. B. Baldridge being inducted by SAR Registrar and Genealogist, William P. Boswell, Esq.
Acceptable Revolutionary War Service for Membership in the SAR:
A Signer of The Declaration of Independence; military or naval service; Participation in the Battle of Point Pleasant (October 10, 1774); Service from April 19, 1775 to November 26, 1783 inclusive; Patriotic service by men or women during the Revolutionary War period, including members of committees made necessary by the war, such as Committees of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety; committees to care for soldier’s families, including committees from six months before the Battle of Point Pleasant which furthered the cause of the colonies, such as signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support, Oath of Allegiance, Articles of Association, or the Association Test; members of the Continental Congresses;Furnishing a substitute for military service; Signers of Mecklinburg Declaration 1775; Albemarle and Virginia Declaration; and similar Declarations; Signers of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the provisional and new state governments, persons accepting obligations or acting under direction of the provisional and new state governments such as persons directed to hold elections, to oversee road construction, to collect provisions, etc; Members of the Boston Tea Party; Kaskaski Campaign; Galvez Expedition; Cherokee Expedition; Edenton Tea Party; Defenders of forts and frontiers, rangers; rendering material aid such as furnishing supplies to the cause of independence.
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