Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on March 2, 2016 in Collections

The Sons of the American Revolution is a lineage society for men who descend from a patriot of the Revolutionary War. Ancestry is home to a rich collection of applications to the organization that detail lineage to Revolutionary War patriots. In this video, Amy Johnson Crow shares helpful tips for effectively using this collection. Tune in below:

Armed with Amy’s great tips, search the Sons of American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 records here.

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Amy Johnson Crow

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist and an active lecturer and author. Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Amy loves to help people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors and she thinks that there are few things better than a day in a cemetery. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Amy Johnson Crow.


  1. Barbara

    Ancestry … if the DAR database is available free to the public, why isn’t it offered through also? I have found the SAR records to be invaluable to my research.

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