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Membership Requirements

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.

Request an application:

To request an original SCV application, type your name and address on an e-mail message and one will be mailed to you as soon as possible (U.S. Addresses Only).

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Find the nearest camp:

Visit our Camp Locations page to view a map of all the camps in the Maryland Division. Each camp can be contacted individually by e-mail or you can submit information on-line directly to the camp of your choice and the an Officer from that camp will contact you.

SCV Genealogy Network:

To assist descendants of Confederate Veterans in locating vital information about their family's heritage, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is pleased to offer the services of the SCV Genealogical Network. A state Genealogist is available for most Confederate states and territories, as well as some others.

They may charge a minimal fee for their services, subject to individual arrangement, to search the records of their state. You must provide the name and, if possible, other information such as county of residence, age, etc. In other words, provide as much information as possible to help identify the soldier.

The genealogist is not required to copy records, but will provide a brief synopsis of the military records and the address where the copies of the original can be obtained. Again, the nature of the services and fees charged, if any, are based on individual arrangements. The SCV does not have control over any such arrangements.

A list of SCV Genealogists is located at the SCV National Headquarters Web site.

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