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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 direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for membership is 12.

Proof of kinship to a Confederate soldier can take many forms. The easiest method is to 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.

The SCV has a network of genealogists to assist you in tracing you ancestor’s Confederate service.

In addition to the privilege of belonging to an organization devoted exclusively to commemorating and honoring Confederate soldiers, members are eligible for other benefits. Every member receives The Confederate Veteran, the bi-monthly national magazine which contains in-depth articles on the war along news affecting Southern heritage. The programs of the SCV range from assistance to undergraduate students through the General Stand Watie Scholarship to medical research grants given through the Brooks Fund. National historical symposiums, reprinting of rare books, and the erection of monuments are just a few of the other projects endorsed by the SCV.

If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, the SCV needs you. The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nations’ cultural heritage will cease to exist.

From this screen, you may view and download an application form, for submission to a local Camp. Please note the following important points:

  • Membership in Sons of Confederate Veterans is limited to male lineal or collateral descendants of those who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Your kinship must be documented genealogically.
  • Membership dues include the total of International, Division, and Camp dues. Currently, GHQ dues are $30.00 + $5.00 recording fee. Division and Camp dues vary, so please contact your local Camp for the exact amount. Camps are listed on the home page.
  • The Application form, along with a detailed genealogy describing your relationship to the veteran, and proof of his service, should be submitted to the Camp, not to GHQ. Acceptance of new members is done at the Camp level only.
  • Please be sure you have spelled the name of the Camp correctly, and have the correct Camp number for the form, so it does not have to be returned from GHQ.
  • Need Help? If you are having trouble finding or contacting your local Camp, or would like personal attention in filling out the online application, please call 1-800-MY-SOUTH to speak to our Membership Coordinator or to one of our Army secretaries. They can also mail a paper application to you and answer any of your questions about the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We ask for your contact information in case there are network issues in opening the online application.

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 service.

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Benefits of membership:

  • A member of a 32,000+ membership organization
  • Membership in one of 650+  local camps
  • Confederate Veteran Magazine
  • College Scholarships
  • Post Doctoral Medical Research Scholarships
  • Genealogical Assistance
  • Confederate Graves Registration
  • SCV Credit Card
  • SCV Long Distance Telephone Service
  • Certificates, Medals, and Regalia

Other Membership Forms and Information:

SCV Application (link)
SCV Life Membership Application (link)
SCV Cadet Application (link)
SCV Transfer Request (link)
Friend of the SCV Application (link)
Friend of the SCV Information (link)