The following announcement was written by Ancestry.com:
New Collection to Help Families Discover Connections to American Freedom Fighters Is Available FREE From June 30 - July 4
PROVO, UTAH, Jun 30, 2011 -- In honor of Independence Day, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, today launched the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, a collection of more than one million applications from men with a direct link to either a supporter or participant in the fight for United States independence during the 18th century. Like its well-known sister organization, The Daughters of the American Revolution, also available through Ancestry.com, the Sons of the American Revolution applications contain precious handwritten historical information that can take a family back through two centuries of history in a single document. The applications contain references to Revolutionary War pension files, documented family and local histories, family Bible records, deeds, court documents, census records and typically include a short summary of the ancestor's service.