The SAR is a lineage society, meaning each member has traced their lineal ancestry back to an ancestor who was either a Revolutionary War Soldier or a Revolutionary War Patriot.
As such, genealogy/genealogical research is an important part of proving your lineal descendant from a Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot.
SAR Application Preparation Manual – http://www.sar.org/node/1846
SAR Application Worksheet – http://www.sar.org/node/124
SAR Application (PDF Version) – http://www.sar.org/node/125
DAR Patriot Search Database – DAR Genealogical Research Databases
SAR Patriot Search Database – SAR Patriot Index
NSSAR Genealogist General John Sinks Memo – May 16, 2015 Memo ref SAR Applications
The following are some genealogy software programs and genealogy resources that you can utilize in your genealogy research.
Although you can perform your genealogy research using just pen and paper, it will be easier if you utilize one of the free or non-free genealogy software programs for your computer so you can enter names, dates, places, and print or export various reports.
These lists of genealogy programs and resources are only a partial list that are available; you should also check for other available genealogy programs and resources.
Free Genealogy Software Programs
The following is a partial list of free genealogy software programs listed in alphabetical order:
Ancestris – for Linux, Mac, Windows
Ahnenblatt – for Windows
Ancestral Quest Basics – for Windows
Brother’s Keeper – for Windows
Cumberland Family Tree Pro – for Windows
Gramps – for Linux, Mac, Windows
Legacy Family Tree Standard – for Windows
Lifelines – for Windows
MyHeritage Family Tree Builder – for Windows – for Linux, Mac, Windows
RootsMagic Esssentials – for Mac, Windows
ScionPC – for Windows
Free Genealogy Research Websites
Castle GardenDAR Patriot SearchEllis Island
(there are also various Federal, State and County archives, courthouse, land and probate office records; some are available online but most are not and require a visit to their locations for research)