Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.
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An applicant must furnish proof of his or her blood relationship within the second degree of kinship to a Signer of the Bush Declaration on March 22, 1775. By way of explanation see the following:
Direct descent is self-explanatory. The applicant is lineally (directly) descended from the Signer.,
Collateral descent (or 1st degree of kinship) means the applicant’s ancestor and the Signer have the same parents.
Consanguine relation (or 2nd degree of kinship) means the applicant’s ancestor and the Signer have same grandparents.
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