The purpose of the Society of Sons of the American Revolution is to keep alive among ourselves and our descendants, and in the community, the patriotic spirit of the men who achieved American Independence; to collect and secure for preservation manuscript rolls, records and other documents relating to the War of the Revolution, and to promote social intercourse and good fellowship among its members.
The SAR, the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and over 34,000 members. SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.
The Vermont State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (VSSDAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. VSSDAR was founded in 1892, just two years after the National Society. Today we have 15 chapters all across the state, from Brattleboro to the Northeast Kingdom. We hope you'll spend some time here getting to know us and learning more about our vibrant organization.
The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organized in what is now southwestern Vermont in the decade prior to the Revolutionary War. As descendants of The Green Mountain Boys, we feel fortunate to know our lineage from a brave and resolute group of early New England settlers and militia men, who through a long and ultimately successful land dispute with New York, helped form the Independent Republic of Vermont. Although small in number, The Green Mountain Boys also materially assisted the cause of America’s fight for Independence in the Revolutionary War. Our purpose is twofold: to honor our ancestors and their contributions, and to continue to help identify these remarkable and sometimes forgotten Patriots.
"Preserving the History of Colonial Activity in Vermont". The The Society of Colonial Wars was founded in New York in 1892 for the purpose of furthering the interest in, and study of, America’s colonial history for the period between the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia on May 13, 1607 and the battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. The members of the Society are male descendants of those in military, naval and civil positions of high trust and responsibility whose acts and counsel assisted in the establishment, defense and growth of the American Colonies.
The Order of First Families of Vermont 1609-1791 was founded at Charleston, West Virginia, in 2010 by Alexander Bannerman, Charles Owen Johnson, Esq., and Patricia Sears Wasilik. These three people, each having a direct ancestor who settled within the bounds of present-day Vermont prior to its ratification of the Constitution of the United States on March 4, 1791, met telephonically to establish the Order of First Families of Vermont (1609-1791). Soon afterward, Mr. Johnson was appointed Organizing Governor, Mr. Bannerman was appointed Organizing Secretary and Organizing Treasurer, and Mrs. Wasilik was appointed Organizing Genealogist.
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