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Organized on April 24, 1889, the New Hampshire Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NHSSAR) is the state affiliate for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).

What Is The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution?

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1889 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington's taking of the oath of office of President of the United States.

Our Purpose

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) was organized on April 30, 1889, to " perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People. "


The National Headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky. There are 50 state societies including the District of Columbia. There are also societies in France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The current membership is approximately 35,000 active members.

Commonly Used Forms

New Applicants
Categories/Requirements/Fees The types of membership, the requirements for membership, and fees for each category.
Membership Template (MS-Word)* The application form to be completed and submitted for regular, youth, and junior memberships and supplimentals.
Instructions for the Template Guidance on how to complete the membership template.
Research Tips Tips for finding genealogical material for your application.
SAR What's A brief explanation of our history, activities, and requirements for membership.
SAR Record Copy Request To request a copy of a membership application on a patriot ancestor or on a current or past member of the society.
DAR Record Copy Request
Reinstatements Reinstatement Application To reinstate one's membership once it has lapsed.
Transfers State Transfer Application To transfer your membership from another state to the New Hampshire Society.
Duals Dual Membership Application To become a member of the New Hampshire Society in addition to your membership in your home state.
Life Memberships National Life Membership To join the National Society as a Life Member.