Common DAR + SAR Questions: Do my ancestors need to be from England or Scotland?

Not at all! The Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution requirements demand only that ancestors supported the American cause during the American Revolution.

That means the qualifying ancestors extend well beyond England and Scotland. Here are the few more common options:

  1. Spanish: The Daughters of the American Revolution actually has a task force addressing Spanish support of the War.
  2. French: Deb Duay has a great website covering French-Canadian patriots.
  3. African-American/Native American: The Daughters of the American Revolution has a publication with information on African-American and Native American patriots.

In short, if your ancestor was in the colonies or in an area that supported the American cause and they supported the American cause, there’s a good chance they’d qualify.

Questions? Contact us.

Published by Bryna O'Sullivan

Proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O'Sullivan specializes in assisting clients with lineage society applications and with French to English genealogical translations.

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