For information on how to join the Tennessee Valley Chapter SAR, inquire directly to the Chapter Registrar, Ray Cassell below:
Ray V. Cassell
225 Knotting Place
Madison, AL 35758
SAR Member Eligibility
The applicant must be a citizen of good repute in the community and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was always unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American independence. The patriot ancestor must have rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. The patriot’s service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references.
Researching Your Patriot Ancestor
The first step toward joining the SAR is finding and identifying your patriot ancestor. The resources listed below to give you a good foothold for your journey toward membership. Also, links to the SAR Patriot Research System (PRS) and the DAR Genealogical Research System are given below.
Although SAR members will assist prospective members in gathering the necessary documentation to prove lineage and service of the patriot ancestor, we generally do not do in-depth research for prospective members.