Membership Eligibility

Any woman who is a citizen of the United States of America, is of good moral character, and has attained her eighteenth year, shall be eligible to membership, provided that she shall be acceptable to the Society and shall meet each of the following requirements:

  1.  Lineal descent.  The applicant shall be of lineal descent from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies and who served prior to July 4, 1776 in any of the twenty-six categories on the Service Categories List.
  2. Proof of eligibility.  The applicant shall submit evidence of lineal descent. Legal adoption shall not qualify for lineal descent. Adoptees who can provide valid lineal proof through their biological parents are acceptable. References submitted shall be independent of any other lineage society.
  3. Allegiance to the United States of America.  The applicant shall not be pledged to, or advocate by force or violence, the overthrow of the government of the United States of America or that of any state or territory therein, or be guilty of treasonable practices. This Society shall have the right to expel from its membership any person for any of these causes; any questions arising under this proviso shall be determined by the Society.
  4. Conformity with Bylaws.  The applicant shall agree to conform to the Bylaws adopted by National Society.