About our chapter - The Princeton Cranbury Chapter of the New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution welcomes all who are interested in supporting the chapter mission.  National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. SAR is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and promoting education to our future generations. SAR members volunteer untold hours of service each year in their local communities. SAR is very active in assisting veterans. We proudly assist teachers with living history interpreters, lesson planning materials, and reenactment events for school-aged youth to attend. As one of the largest male societies in the country, SAR has over 34,000 active members in over 550 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any male 18 years or older who can prove bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. The SAR does not restrict membership on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, nation of citizenship, or residency.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS - (see descriptions below) 

FULL MEMBERSHIP - If you would like to become a new member of the Princeton Cranbury Chapter, New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution, click here

If you live in New Jersey, and you have a direct ancestor that was active and supportive of "The Cause" during the American War of Independence, regardless of where they may have lived or fought, you can become a fully credentialed member of the National Society.   As an SAR member, you will have voting rights for state society initiatives, and you wil be elgible to participate in all the society's functions, programs, contests, awards, and initiatives. You will pay your national, state and chapter dues to the New Jersey Society. Generally, our membership includes members from throughout "the Jersies", however, most of our members are from Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Burlington counties.  To start your journey, click here.

DUAL MEMBERSHIP - If you are an existing SAR member, and you would like to become a Dual Member of the Princeton Cranbury Chapter of the New Jersey Society, click here.

An SAR Member may establish membership in more than one state society by applying to the additional state society for Dual Membership. He must be a full, dues-paying active member in his home state to hold dual membership in other state societies but will continue to pay his national, state, and chapter dues in his home state. He will pay the state and chapter dues only as a dual member in other states and will not be reported to the National Society as a member on their rosters. He is eligible to be a delegate from his dual state or home state, but not in both societies.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - If you support the mission of the New Jersey Society of the SAR and would like to join our ranks, regardless of your elgibillity status, you can become an associate member. You will pay only State and Chapter dues. To learn more, click here.  An Associate cannot hold or be elected an Officer or appointed as a Committee Chairman of the Society at the State or Chapter Level. An Associate may participate or be a member of the State or Chapter committees. An Associate will not vote at either the State or Chapter level. An Associate Member will be required to complete an Associate application as determined by the Society.

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For application questions or assistance, contact the NJSSAR Registrar, Bruce Ryno