Sons of the Revolution
State of Wisconsin
Fees as of January 1, 2009
APPLICATION FEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
ANNUAL DUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
Life Membership Fees are only
available to Members in Good Standing
with current dues paid. These are an
additional one time payment.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP FEE (20x current annual rate) . . $600.00
over age 62 (10x current annual rate) . . . . . $300.00
Blank Application forms for use on a typewrite can be obtained from the Registrar.
Applications can be prepared directly on the computer and this is the preferred method. Go to our Application website for a copy of the Computer Word Processor Application Form. Two original typed application forms, signed, notarized, and endorsed by a proposer and a seconder are required. 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.
Two original application forms must be filled out using a Typewriter with a Black Ribbon or original computer printout on archival paper (or 100% Cotton or Rag content). Do NOT make carbon copies or photo copies to submit as your application papers! Handwritten or Hand Printed applications are NOT acceptable.
For those using the Word Processor Based application be sure to save the file as SR_Application_(your name).DOC. Be sure to save in .DOC format is you are using Word 2007, 2010 or 2013. (Please do not used the .docx format). After you feel you have the application complete please forword a copy of your application as an attachment on an email to the Registrar. The Registrar will then edit out any unused generations and some other editing to remove any sections not used and check that the formatting has be preserved and then will return the file to you. If you need more area for citing proofs put in what you can and then send to the .doc file to the Registrar and he will add and edit as needed to allow for further inputting and then return the file to you for completion. When you are complete you should send a final copy of the file to the Registrar who will keep that file for the society. You are preparing a document that should reflect well on you and the society.
Be certain to make a photocopy of the completed application form for your personal records! This is very important!
Direct descent must be shown from a qualifying ancestor, and PROVEN by copies of birth certificates, death certificates, wills, deeds, marriage records, census, estate and Bibles records. Generally reliable secondary source materials such as documented family histories are acceptable when copies of the original sources documents are not available. "Hearsay" as well as copies of memberships in other lineage papers are NOT acceptable documentation!
Only one set of proofs (documentation) is needed along with the two completed original 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 using the 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. If the registrar is notified in Advance that a member of this society will serve as your sponsor then you may type their name in that spot along with the their SR membership number.
When your application forms are completed (proof read them carefully, the Registrar will read them very carefully), send the application forms AND one set of documentation along with a check for $60 (the $30 Application fee, and $30 for the first year dues-always check as dues may have increased since this page was written) for a regular annual membership to:
Dr. Donald E. Gradeless, Registrar
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Wisconsin
1402 East 225 South
Winona Lake, Indiana 46590-2041
Any new or existing member in good standing can convert to a Life Membership by making an addition payment of twenty times the annual dues (currently $30 x 20 = $600). You can become a Life Member of the SR-Wisconsin 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. Life Members how ever could be subject to any special assessment the society may make on the entire membership.
(Please check as to the current dues which may have changed since this page was posted).
Make all checks payable to: SR-Wisconsin, Inc.
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 member in our society.
Check for these often missed points before submitting your application.
These are the most commonly missed parts that many times have been left blank.
After "Sons of the Revolution in the"
type "State of Wisconsin"
or the state you are applying for membership.
After "Application for membership of
type Your complete legal name.
After "Descendant of"
type Your Ancestor’s complete name.
type The date you signed your application
On the right end are two lines just below the No. Line.
____________ Type your complete legal name here.
Ancestor_____ Type your ancestor’s complete name here.
Date of Application:
type The date you signed your application
Below the line printer "Sons of the Revolution"
type "in the State of Wisconsin"
or the state you are apply for membership.
Proof of Service
type Only those proofs that you are submitting a copy of.
These are the title to the documents you are submitting (not what they will prove)
ie: 7 January 1920 census Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin Dwelling 521 family 648
1884 History of Whitley County Indiana by Weston A. Goosmith, page 574.
Portage County Wisconsin Department of Health, Birth Certificate #398796 Book 34 page 18
On the line after (Signature of Applicant)
sign Your complete legal 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"
On the blank line above (State)
or your state.
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.
One 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.
In the section title ADDITIONAL FACTS:
type Your marriage date(s), Wife's Name(s) and dates.
Names, dates and place 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.
The Registrar of the SR-Wisconsin thanks you for your attention to detail.
Return to the SR-Wisconsin
Comments to the SR Wisconsin
March 3, 2013 - DEG