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!
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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