Genealogy

Genealogy Resources

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 descendency 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

The following are some genealogy software programs, both free and non-free, and genealogy resources, both free and non-free, 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 – for Windows

Lifelines – for Windows

MyHeritage Family Tree Builder – for Windows – for Linux, Mac, Windows

RootsMagic Essentials – for Windows

ScionPC – for Windows

Non-free Genealogy Software Programs

The following is a partial list of some non-free genealogy software programs listed in alphabetical order:

Ancestral Quest – for Windows

Family Historian – for Windows

Family Tree Maker – for Mac, Windows

Legacy Family Tree – for Windows

RootsMagic – for Windows

The Master Genealogist – for Windows – NOTE: has been discontinued, however, current installers and minor upgrades are still available at their website

Free Genealogy Research Websites

The following is a partial list of some free genealogy research websites listed in alphabetical order:

Archive.org

Castle Garden

DAR Patriot Search

Ellis Island

Family Search

Find A Grave

Interment.net

Genealogy.org

Google Books

MyHeritage Genealogy

National Archives and Records Administration

RootsWeb

SAR Patriot Search

US GenWeb Project

WV Archives & History

(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)

Non-free Genealogy Research Websites

The following is a partial list of some non-free genealogy research websites listed in alphabetical order:

Ancestry.com

Fold3.com

Newspaper Archive

Newspapers.com