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If you have any inquires about membership, please contact:
P.O. Box 1, Cockeysville, MD 21030
grnealearthlink [dot] net
Please submit your applications to the state Registrar:
Christos Christou, Jr.
303 Nicholson Rd, Essex, MD 21221
cchristousocgmail [dot] com
Any man shall be eligible for membership in this Society who meets the following requirements:
- Is a citizen of good repute in the community
- Is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered service in, the cause of American independence, either as an officer, soldier, seaman, miltiaman or minuteman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, of any one of the several Colonies or State, or a signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a or member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, or as a member of any Continental Provincial or Colonial Congress or Legislature or signer of Oath of Fidelity or as recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain.
- Does not advocate the overthrow of the Government of the United States by use of force or violence.
- Is personally acceptable to the Society.
Collect and Organize your Documentation
When you have identified an ancestor who provided eligible service, you will need proper documentation to prove your lineage. This documentation will include certified birth, marriage, and death certificates, wills, federal census and other records. Printed genealogies may be accepted as proof only if the genealogy is adequately documented; however, it is best to rely on primary documents, i.e., a birth certificate that clearly establishes parents' names or a will in which the writer clearly identifies a child through whom the applicant's lineage is traced. You will also need adequate documentation that your ancestor provided eligible service.
Please download the Maryland SAR Membership Brochure here.
Please download the SAR Application. We have included both a Microsoft Word Template that can be filled out, and an Adobe PDF Template that can be filled out. (Click on the Template you want to start the download)
If you wish to check the status of your membership application or have any other questions, please contact our Secretary, grnealearthlink [dot] net (subject: Membership%20Application%20Status) (Gary Neal).