Michigan Society, Sons of the American Revolution – Booth 515

April 21st, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor


The Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was formed on January 18, 1890.Today, the MISSAR has grown to nearly 500 members and has eleven chapters representing all areas of the state. The object and purpose of the society is to keep alive among ourselves and our descendants the patriotic spirit of the men who, in military, naval, or civil service, by their acts or counsel achieved American independence.

American patriotism and history are promoted by the SAR through a variety of youth-oriented scholarship and awards programs. The SAR also is actively involved in a variety of important community service programs, including providing transportation to disabled veterans and supporting the efforts of public safety officials. MISSAR events include service and patriotism recognition banquets, military service commemorations, participation in local history fairs, and American history seminars.

Tracing your history back to a Revolutionary War service person can be challenging. Each local chapter of the MISSAR offers assistance with your application process.

ABOUT: The SAR is a patriotic, historical, and educational, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum.” Members are male descendants of people who served in the Revolutionary War, or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States. The society is dedicated to perpetuating American ideals and traditions, and to protecting the Constitution.

For more information, visit our website http://missar.org/