If you have been searching for your Revolutionary War ancestors, Ancestry.com has an free offer (for a short time) that will aid you in that research. One of the best ways to find your Revolutionary War ancestors is to search lineage applications that have been filed by others. To help with that, Ancestry.com has FREE access to Sons of American Revolution (SAR) Membership Applications database until July 7th. You can search this collection now.
You will be able to see an image of the application with information on who the application was filed for and the source information used in support of the application. You can access this database at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2204.
Note: Many lineage societies, including SAR and DAR have stricter requirements on documentation and proof than is often found in older applications. Check the current “proof” requirements for any lineage society you are seeking to join. If nothing else, older applications can provide great clues to not only the records you need in support of your own application but also may provide information for your personal family lineage research.
Happy ancestor hunting.