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Manuscript Group 370
PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RECORDS
[ca. 1782-1976]
2 cubic feet


The Pennsylvania Branch of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (PASSAR) was set up in 1893 and has a membership consisting of lineal descendants of people who fought in the American Revolutionary War. PASSAR is part of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution which was founded in 1889 in New York City. During its early history, PASSAR was based primarily in Western Pennsylvania, although it now has chapters statewide. The PASSAR promotes genealogical research and historical scholarship through publication of state rolls, yearbooks, pamphlets, historical works, genealogical works, and journals. Prominent among its publication is the Pennsylvania Sons of the American Revolution News which describes the activities of the PASSAR. PASSAR is also active in historic preservation, historic commemorative events and community events involving veterans.



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