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The Order

Founded in 1896, the Order is made up of "Associates" who trace their ancestry back to those first colonists and who have forefathers in the same male ancestral line who served in the American Revolution. Today, as in the past, it is comprised of a wide range of individuals, all linked by a common heritage and dedicated to American ideals.

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The principal objectives of the Order are to:

  • Bring together those who share this common heritage
  • Promote patriotism and a respect for the character and heroism of the founders and patriots of America
  • Discover, collect and preserve the records, documents, monuments and history of the first colonists and their descendants
  • Promote educational, historical and patriotic programs

How to Join

Anyone who believes that he is eligible and is interested in filing an application for membership should contact an Associate of the Order or write to the address shown below. Your inquiry will be forwarded to an appropriate State Society, which will provide details relative to the filing of an application and the fees and dues structure, as well as a instructions for demonstrating claim to eligibility for membership.

For more information please fill out this form and we will send you a brochure. If you have a family line that you think is eligible, please fill out the following form. If it meets our requirements, we'll let you know and send you more membership information. As stated above there are 5 possible lines that can be used.