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  1. New Donation to the SAR Library Special Collections

    The SAR Library Special Collections recently received a special piece of SAR history in the form of an annual dinner invitation of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution dated February 22, 1900. The invitation was donated by William L. Crabtree of the Alabama SAR. 

     

    The invitation, which is in very good condition, reads

               

                Annual Dinner of the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

  2. New Addition to the SAR Library

    New Addition to the SAR Library

     

    New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.

     

    This 840-page, softcover publication was compiled by over 100 contributors considered to be experts relating to research in local and regional resources for the state of New York.

     

    This monumental work will be of benefit as a comprehensive guide to the resources available to research the family history of those who have New York ancestors.

     

  3. A Change is Coming!! A Change is Coming!! Alarm!!!

    The SAR Website will be undergoing a long awaited facelift.  You will notice a different design and layout in the very near future. 

    The site will highlight the story of the SAR and feature a single login for members which will include multiple functions like the application system, the membership system, registering for events, making donations and of course shopping in Merchandise. 

  4. Flag Day Proclamation

    June 14th, Flag Day is quickly approaching.  We celebrate our nation's emblem wtih encouraging words from our President General Thomas E. Lawrence in his Flag Day Proclamation.

     

    Flag Day Proclamation

  5. Dedication of "Repeal of the Stamp Act, 1766" U.S. Postage Stamp

     

     

     

    New Forever Stamp Souvenir Sheet Marks 250th Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act

     

    NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated a Forever stamp souvenir sheet commemorating the 250th anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. The Stamp Act was British legislation that proved historic in galvanizing and uniting the American colonies, setting them on a path toward independence.

  6. Memorial Day Proclamation

    As our nation prepares to recognize, remember and honor all United States service men and women our President General Thomas E. Lawrence has issued the following Memorial Day Proclamation.

     

    Memorial Day Proclamation

  7. King's College and The Georgian Papers Programme

    Inaugural visiting professorship to give insight into unique UK historic archive

    Posted on 17/05/2016
    GEORGE III

    Historian and award-winning winning author Andrew O’ Shaughnessy has been appointed as the first Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Visiting Professor at King’s College London

  8. Special Event at New England Historic Genealogical Society during 126th Congress

    Please join us Monday, July 11, 2016, at New England Historic Genealogical Society for the SAR free reception and small group tours of the library.

    Established in 1845, NEHGS provides professional genealogists, important publications in genealogy, a data-rich website providing access to millions of records, and educational opportunities. Its eight-story library houses the largest collection of family research materials in the country. NEHGS helps family historians explore their past and understand their families' unique place in history.

  9. Kentucky Students Sing National Anthem

     Approximately 1000 Kentucky students at the annual Kentucky Music Educators Conference sing the National anthem in the 18-story atrium of the Hyatt Regency in this inspiring video.  This happens each year at the conference.  Check it out!

                                        

  10. Family History Files Now Available on ShareFile

    The “Family History Files” of the SAR Genealogical Research Library is a collection of 862 digitized files of miscellaneous genealogical information alphabetized by surname.  It is now available on ShareFile to SAR members.

  11. Alexander Hamilton and Broadway Positively Changing the Way that Americans View U.S. History

     

    Hamilton: An American Musical
  12. “Pledge of Allegiance Anniversary Celebrated at Twin Lights: Original 1893 Event Recalled as Part of Museum Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony”

     

  13. “Decision 1789: No Campaign Needed”

     

         When it came time for the newly born United States to elect its first president, everyone knew George Washington was the best man for the job. Not only had Washington led the Continental Army to victory in the country’s fight for independence from the British, he had also presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that gave birth to a new democratic government.

  14. Maryland Society SAR Through the Years

    1907-

     

    The Maryland Society, in September, 1907, restored and re-erected the tablet originally put in place in 1894 on the building in Baltimore, destroyed by fire in February, 1904, where the Continental Congress met during the Revolutionary War.

     

  15. Independence Hall Now on Main Street