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 full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.
Applicants should submit a completed Application Form, New Member Declaration page, 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.
For genealogy assistance in Colorado please contact Terry Wabnitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diana Belles at email@example.com. SCV National Headquarters also has a network of genealogists that will be happy to assist you in tracing your ancestor's Confederate service.
MEMBERSHIP COSTS AND DUES
Initial membership cost: $50 ($35 National Headquarter dues + $5 one-time registration fee, $5 Colorado Division dues, $5 Camp dues). Dues can be prorated depending on application date. Annual dues are $45. This includes membership certificate and a subscription to bi-monthly Confederate Veterans Magazine. There is also a Life Membership/Conditional Life Membership available.
FRIENDS OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS (FoSVC)
Don't have a Confederate ancestor but still interested in joining our organization? Consider joining as a Friends of the Sons of Confederate Veterans member! Click HERE for more information!
For more information on the SCV, please visit the SCV National Headquarters website.