President Barack Obama has 14 American ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War. They qualify him and his daughters for lineage society membership.

The further back you go, the more ancestors you have in common with others. Hundreds of thousands of Americans share at least one of President Obama’s 14 ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War. This genealogy means Obama can join Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and female descendants can join the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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