Firelands Bicentennial Chapter

           Ohio Society, Sons Of The American Revolution (OHSSAR)
Serving Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties
Welcome    Note: See Activities for a complete schedule of Chapter meetings in 2017 !

Welcome to our website. Did you know that over 220 Revolutionary War Patriots are buried in our three county area?  You will find a wealth of information like this here, including information about our chapter, the Ohio SAR Society and the National SAR Organization.

The Firelands Bicentennial Chapter, OHSSAR, was founded April 3, 1976.  Our purpose is to maintain and expand:

  • The meaning of patriotism
  • Respect for our national symbols
  • The value of American citizenship
  • And to honor those brave individuals who sacrificed their lives and/or fortunes to secure our liberty during the American Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution are individuals who have traced their family tree back to an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the nine year period from 1774-1783.  These ancestors are referred to as Patriots.

To qualify for membership you need to prove you are the lineal descendant of a Patriot who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered active service in, the cause of American independence:

  • Either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiaman or minute man, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States, or as a
  • Signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a
  • Member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, or as a
  • Member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature, or as a
  • Recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain.  These could be farmers, businessmen, women who supported the effort.

And we can help you do that.

Please look over the site and if you are interested in joining us or just want to talk about genealogy research you can reach us via the Contact area.

Best Regards,
Lance Beebe
President, Firelands Bicentennial Chapter