The Sons of the America Revolution is a lineage society. As such, genealogy is of fundamental importance to the society and its members. Most members have spent significant time researching and proving their lineage back to at least one, and in some cases, multiple patriots.

Below is a list of local and online resources that may be helpful for conducting genealogical research.

DCSSAR can also provide a New Member Helper to assist with genealogy questions and your Sons of the American Revolution application.


  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library
  • Library of Congress
  • Library of the Society of the Cincinnati
  • National Archives


  • All in One Genealogy
  • The American Revolution
  • American Revolutionary War Soldiers & Descendents
  • BLM/General Land Office
  • Colonial Ancestors Database
  • Cyndi’s List
  • DAR Patriot Index Lookup Service
  • Ellis Island Genealogy
  • Epodunk
  • Family Search
  • Family Search Learning Center
  • Find A Grave
  • Genealogy By State
  • Genealogy Dictionary
  • Genealogy Home Page
  • Genealogy Sleuth
  • GenForum
  • Google Shortcut for Genealogy
  • The History Place
  • Liberty – The American Revolution
  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collection (NMCMC)
  • Membership Application Worksheet
  • Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
  • Revolutionary War Links
  • Rootsweb
  • SAR Genealogy Web Site
  • Surname Helper
  • The USGenWeb Project
  • 1835 Revolutionary War Pension List
  • 1840 Revolutionary War Pension List