PROMOTING & PRESERVING OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE

& CHANGING THE WORLD IN A CIVILIZED MANNER

Become a Member

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Are you interested in the history of the founding of the United States of America?
 
Are you curious about how your own ancestors may have been involved in the founding of the United States of America?

Become a Member in 4 Steps

If you answered yes to either thought, then we invite you to join us at one of our meetings. To attend a meeting close to you just contact the Chapter closest to you. Or, contact us to attend one of our many events. Either way you do not have to be a member to join us.

If, after you have attended a meeting and/or event, then we invite you to become a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). To become a member detailed documentation will be required to confirm your ancestor's service to the cause of American freedom and your claim to be a direct descendant. Chapter registrars genealogists will be happy to assist you with the process.

The PDF file*, which is the preferred method, allows the user to produce an application form that can be saved to a hard drive for editing later or to use when filing a Supplemental Application that shares much of the same lineage. Remember to use the "Save As" command, and change the name of the file when creating an application. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader* to fill out the form.

The Microsoft Word file* allows the user to produce an application form that can be saved to a hard drive for editing later. Remember to use the "Save As" command, and change the name of the file when creating an application.

 

*Pick either the PDF, Word, or Adobe icons below to download the necessary files.

Click here for the Adobe SAR Application form dated 2017

Click here for the Word document SAR Application form dated 2017

Click here to download the Adobe Reader

CONTACT US

Get in touch with us to find out where & when a local meeting or event is taking place.

Attend

Join us for a meeting or event. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Apply

Download the SAR Application form and fill it in. Someone can help you with this process when you're ready. 

Sign

2 Copies of the SAR Watermarked document will be sent to you to sign and return for our records.

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Once you have downloaded either the Adobe or Word file onto your computer look at the documentation located below.

Working with a Registrar in your area will save you a lot of time and energy. He will answer any questions you have and give you some tips on applying to the SAR. Email your contact information to contact@cossar.us and we will forward your information to the closest registrar.

Requirements

Covers what is required to be a member.

SAR Application

Instructions

Explains how to fill out an SAR Application and membership requirements.

Why the SAR?

Explains the many SAR programs and what we do to advance our Patriotic Heritage.

Application Process:

Please download,  fill out a few generations and send the editable Acrobat.pdf application file to the Registrar who will review it for proper format and types of supporting documents. You can then complete the application and send it in for review.

 

After you enter the information on the application form, save a copy of it on your PC. From that point forward you can continue to make modifications to the version on your PC. When you feel you have all the required information entered and in the proper format for submission, attach page 1 and 2 of the application in PDF format and e-mail to the Registrar and snail-mail the supporting documentation to him as well when requested. The Registrar will print two copies and forward to you for your signature and return to him.

When your application is ready for submission, the Registrar will print a copy on the offical SAR Watermarked Archival Quality paper and mail it to you for your signature. He will also send you a copy, both of which should be signed and returned to him. He keeps the copy and sends the original to SAR headquarters along with your documentation. You should retain an organized copy of all documentation and a copy of your application. 

 

Fees & Dues:

Initial Fees (including your local chapter) are:

  • $ 10 COSSAR Processing Fee

  • $ 20 COSSAR State Annual Dues

  • $ 10 Annual Chapter Dues (add $4 for Pikes Peak Chapter)

  • $ 80 NSSAR (National) Processing Fee

  • $ 30 NSSAR Dues

  • $150 Total Initial Fees & Dues 

  • ($160 if Pikes Peak)

NOTE: For At-Large (non-Chapter) members, the Total Initial Fees & Dues are $140.  If you live out of state, your fees & dues are $5 less, or $135

 

A check written to COSSAR for the appropriate amount MUST be included with your application to the State Membership/Registrar.  Annual dues for your first year are included in your application.

 

After acceptance of your application, your annual Dues will be:

  • $ 20 COSSAR State Dues

  • $ 10 Chapter Dues

  • $ 30 National Dues

  • $ 60 Total Annual Fees

  • ($64 if Pikes Peak)

Your dues include a subscription to SAR Magazine, published quarterly by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, plus access to all our State and Chapter activities! 

Are you curious about how your own ancestors may have been involved in the founding of the United States of America?

 

Our Bylaws and Standing Rules

BYLAWS

Prescribes how the organization functions and includes all rules. Can be amended by 2/3 of voting members present at the annual meeting, provided previous notice has been sent  to members.

 

STANDING RULES

Standing Rules relate to administrative details rather than to parliamentary procedure. They can be amended by majority with notice; 2/3 without notice. Can be temporarily suspended for a session.

COSSAR Bylaws

Click here to download the current COSSAR bylaws

COSSAR Standing Rules

Click here to download the current COSSAR Standing Rules.

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