Section 1. Eligibility. Any woman who is a citizen of the United States of America, is of good moral character, and has attained her eighteenth year, shall be eligible to membership, provided that she shall be acceptable to the to the Society and shall meet each of the following requirements:
a. Lineal descent. The applicant shall be of lineal descendant from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies and who served prior to July 4, 1776 in any of the twenty-six categories listed below.
b. Proof of eligibility. The applicant shall submit evidence of lineal descent. Legal adoption shall not qualify for lineal descent. References submitted shall be independent of any other lineage society.
c. Allegiance to the United States of America. The applicant shall not be pledged to, or advocate by force or violence, the overthrow of the government of the United States of America or that of any state or territory therein, or be guilty of treasonable practices. This Society shall have the right to expel from its membership any person for any of these causes; any questions arising under this proviso shall be determined by the Society.
d. Conformity with Bylaws. The applicant shall agree to conform to the Bylaws adopted by National Society.
The Object of the Society
The object of this Society shall be Patriotic, Historical and Educational; to make research
as to the history and deeds of the American colonist and to record and publish the same;
to commemorate deeds of colonial interest; to inculcate and foster love of America
and its institutions by all its residents; to obey its laws and venerate its flag
—the emblem of its power and civic righteousness.