The Sons of Confederate Veterans|
Confederate Veteran Genealogy Research:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans established a staff of highly trained and
qualified volunteers primarily to assist men wanting to join the SCV. This
is a free service but limited, and is not intended to take the place of
persons doing their own research. It is intended as assistance to help
potential members verify the honorable service of their ancestor and verify
their genealogical connection to the qualifying Confederate veteran.
If you already know the name of your Confederate Veteran Ancestor, his
approximate age, and where he was from, we will search for record of his
service and insure his service was considered to be honorable, i.e. he
did not desert or take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S before the end
of the war. It is still important that you are able to prove your
genealogical connection to him.
Enter information about your Confederate ancestor, if you already know
one, in the field below for a record search (if you know his age and
where he was from, include that). Example: "Isaac E. Boyd, Burke County, GA, born 1840, Private, Co. G, 13th GA Infantry."
If you don't know who your Confederate Veteran Ancestor was, we will assist you in researching your lineage.
Typically, you will need to know who your ancestors were that were alive in 1930, and for some you may need to
know at least as far back as 1880.
If you don't have the information needed for the spaces below:
- Ask older members of your family or get copies of your parents birth record, get copies of your grandparents birth,
marriage, and/or death record.
- Get copies of church, cemetery or old family Bible records.
- Copies of Public Records can be obtained from your State's Archives. Contact your local
Register of Deeds to find out if they have the records you need or if they can direct you to
the proper State agency.
Please list all the information that you do know.