Genealogist General Jim L. W. Faulkinbury (California SAR)
The Genealogist General approves all applications for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution based on proofs of the line of descent from an ancestor and Revolutionary service of that ancestor that are in accord with the policies, criteria and procedures established by the Genealogy Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws. In practice, the examination of applications is usually delegated to staff genealogists, whose decisions are subject to the review of the Genealogist General. The Genealogist General is the custodian of all approved applications for membership. The Genealogist General, as well as the Genealogy Committee, provides guidance on the interpretation of genealogy policies and suggests approaches to solving problems in proofs of lineage and service.
Compatriot Faulkinbury is a member of the Sacramento Chapter, California SAR. He has served in several positions both in the Chapter and California Society, along with two terms as Trustee for the California Society and a term as Vice President General of the Western District. Compatriot Faulkinbury has been involved at the National level for a number of years, attending District and National Leadership meetings, along with the annual Congress meetings.
Compatriot Faulkinbury has worked for California Dept of Transportation and the Secretary of State's Office, the California Energy Commission, the California Dept of Finance, the California Teale Data Center, and the California Dept of Information Technology. He also was a Captain in the United States Air Force. Compatriot Faulkinbury has been a Certified Genealogist since 1980 serving on the Board for Certification of Genealogists committee for a number of years.
In his spare time, Compatriot Faulkinbury is a judge & refree for FEC Synchronized Swim Team and Valley Foothill Swim League. He is also involved with the Capitol Society, C.A.R.
Genealogist General Correspondence
SAR Genealogy Policy and Materials