Sons of the Revolution
in the
State of Illinois

Download Application Forms.

APPLICATION FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.00
ANNUAL DUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.00
LIFE MEMBERSHIP FEE (an additional Payment) . . . . . . . . . . . $700.00
PERPETUAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP FEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500.00

Application forms may be obtained from the Registrar or word processor based applications may be downloaded directly into your computer.. . Two original typed or word processed application forms, signed, notarized, and endorsed by a proposer and a seconder are required. Word Processor based applications must also be approved for correct formatting to conform to the same layout as traditional forms. Please contact the Registrar before submitting Word Processor based applications. Direct descent must be shown from a qualifying ancestor. Copies of documents proving proof of service and proof of the applicant's descent (birth certificates, death certificates, wills, deeds, census records, and other reliable secondary evidence) must be submitted with the application as well as a check for the application fee and first year dues. The additional sum for a Life Membership can also be submitted with the application.

Two original application forms must be filled out using a Typewriter with a Black Ribbon. Do NOT make carbon copies or photo copies to submit as your application papers! Handwritten or Hand Printed applications are NOT acceptable. All Word Processor based application must follow the format and printing standards as determined by the Registrar. Be certain to make and keep photocopies of the completed application for your personal records!

Direct descent must be shown from a qualifying ancestor, and documented by copies of birth certificates, death certificates, wills, deeds, marriage records, census, estate and Bibles records as well as proof of qualifying service. A copy of all documents listed under Proof of Service and References to document the lineage must be provided by the applicant when the application is submitted. Generally reliable secondary source materials such as documented family histories are acceptable when copies of the original sources documents are not available. "Hearsay", other lineage papers and web pages are NOT acceptable as documentation!

One set of proofs (copies of all references cited) are needed along with the two original typewritten application forms. If your brother, father, uncle or grandfather is or was a member of this society, then only a copy of your birth certificate, and other documents to show your lineal relationship to the person who was granted membership in this society if you are using the exact same line of descent.

Please SIGN BOTH forms in the proper places and have them notarized. You will need the signatures of two members of this Society; one serves as your proposer, and the other as your seconder. Society Officers are glad to serve as one of these for you, if you don't know of anyone to sign for you.

When your application forms are completely filled out (proof read them carefully, the Registrar will read them very carefully), send the application forms AND one set of photocopies of your documentation along with a check for $70 for a regular annual membership to:

           Dr. Donald E. Gradeless, Registrar
           Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois
           1402 East 225 South
           Winona Lake, Indiana 46590-241

Any new or existing member in good standing can convert to a Life Membership by making an additional payment of $700 (20X the annual Rate) you can become a Life Member of the SR-Illinois and spare yourself the trouble of having to pay dues each year and at the same time protecting yourself from future increases in membership dues. Dues increased to $30 per year and Life Membership became $600 effective January 1, 2002. Dues increase to $35 per year and Life Membership became $700 effective January 1, 2008. Make all checks payable to:SR-Illinois, Inc.

Please verify the current amount in the event they have increase since this page was created.

Good luck in getting your family research completed, documented and getting two original copies of the application forms filled out correctly. Do not procrastinate in getting the forms filled out. Do this without delay. If you delay and put off doing it, you will lose interest and reduce your chances of obtaining membership in the Sons of the Revolution.

Check for these often missed points before submitting your application.
These are the most commonly missed parts that many times have been left blank.

Page 1: The Cover Page:

After "Sons of the Revolution in the"
	type	"State of Illinois"
After "Application for membership of
	type	Your complete name.
After "Descendant of"
	type	Your Ancestor's Complete name.
After "Dated"
	type	The date your Affidavit of Lineage was signed and notarized.
On the right end are two lines just below the No. Line.
	____________	Type your complete name here.
	Ancestor_____	Type your ancestor's complete name here.

Page 2: Application for Membership Page:
Date of Application:
	type	The date you signed your application
Below the line printer "Sons of the Revolution"
	type	"in the State of Illinois"
Proof of Service
	type	Only those proofs that you are submitting a copy of.
On the line after (Signature of Applicant)
	sign	Your name
On the line after (Profession or Occupation)
	type	Your current occupation.
On the line after (Residence)
	type	Your complete mailing address.
On the line after (Business Address)
	type	Your current business address (if you are employed)
		If you are retired enter "retired"

Page 3: Affidavit of Lineage from Revolutionary Ancestor:
On the blank line above (State)
	Type	"Illinois'
On the blank line above (County)
	Type	County of your residence or the county where the
		deposition is notarized at.
On the blank line above (Give Full name)
	Type	The full name of the applicant.
On the blank line above (Full name of the deponent.)
	Type	The full name of the applicant.

Page 4: Continuation of Affidavit, Listing of References and Additional Facts:
On the line above (Name of ancestor form whom eligibility is derived.)
	Type	The full name of the Ancestor.
On the line after No.____
	Type	The generation number of the ancestor from page 3.
On the line above (Signature of depondent.)
	Sign	Your Signature is required in front of the Notary Public.
You sign on the line.   Your Signature needs to be NOTARIZED!.
Copies (not transcripts) of all references cited MUST be submitted.
Computer web pages, lineage charts, privately generated family group sheets,
Ancesty Files, or Family Search materials can not be listed or used as proofs.
In the section title ADDITIONAL FACTS:
	type	Your marriage date(s), Wife's Name(s) and dates.
		Names, dates and city of birth of your Children,
		Any additional information you wish preserved.
At the bottom on the line above Signature of Applicant.
	Sign	Your Signature is required.

Word Processor Based Applications:

          WP prepared Applications must be printed on acid free paper (100% Cotton Paper or Archival Paper). Legal Size Sheets are preferred. Files can be sent to the Registrar for printing. Check with the Registrar before sending files. On the WP files do not leave blanks in any generation. On the Affidavit of Lineage you may adapt wording to fit your data. (I.E.: born in/on, died in/on, married in/on can be changed or omitted as needed.) Preserving the formatting is critical. If there are deviations in form or unacceptable printing/paper the WP prepared application will not be acceptable. Be sure to put in the name of the Society [Illinois, Wisconsin, etc.] that you are applying to. Your WP based application will look nearly identical to the traditional form. Your signature is required three (3) times: Application, Affidavit (notarized here) and on the References and Additional Facts sections. The Registrar of the SR-Illinois thanks you in advance for your attention to detail.

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