The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
is the only order based upon the right to bear arms as a
qualification for membership.
Any person aged eighteen or over, of good
moral character and reputation is eligible for membership in the
Order provided the candidates prove descent from an immigrant
ancestor who settled on or before 04 July 1776 within a territory
that became the forty-eight contiguous states of the United States
of America and who had a proven right to bear arms in the
settler’s country of origin.
An applicant is proposed by two members of
the Order who know the applicant. Only one proposer is necessary
if the applicant is a member of lineage societies with local
chapters: DAR, SAR, SR, OFPA, DFPA, Colonial Wars, etc.
For further information, contact the
President General of the Order.