According to Article III of the Bylaws of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.) :
“Any boy or girl under the age of twenty-one is eligible for membership in the N.S.C.A.R. who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States, provided that the applicant is personally acceptable to the Society.”
Candidates for membership should contact the N.S.C.A.R. to obtain an application form.
The form requires exact genealogical information for each generation back to the ancestor who performed the service. The Society has an index of patriots whose service already has been recognized; if a candidates’ ancestor is not already on the list, his or her service must be documented.”
Documentary evidence in the form of a birth, death or marriage certificate for each generation must accompany the application.
As the Society does not undertake research for prospective members, the candidate should consider seeking advice from a professional genealogist to complete research, if necessary.
Membership inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org