Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open
to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate
armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either lineal
family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically.
The minimum age for membership is 12.
Applicants should submit an application
form, along with a detailed genealogy describing your relationship
to the veteran, and proof
of his service.
To obtain proof of his service, contact the archives of the state
from which the soldier fought and obtain a copy of the veteran's military
service record. All Southern state's archives
have microfilm records of the soldiers who fought from that state, and
a copy of the information can be obtained for a nominal fee. In addition,
the former Confederate states awarded pensions to veterans and their
widows. All of these records contain a wealth of information that can
be used to document military service.
Please note that finding someone listed in the Broadfoot Roster with
the same name as your ancestor does not constitute proof (John Jones
from Tennessee). You must use accepted standards of genealogical research
to demonstrate that the two men are, in fact, the same.
The SCV has a network
of genealogists to assist you in tracing you ancestor's Confederate
to submit an application. Call 1-800-MY-SOUTH. Click
here to find a recruiter.
Visit a Camp in your area, click
here to find one.
JOIN THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS!