The Last Meeting by E.B.D. Julio
Virginia Division Forms
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To join the Sons of Confederate Veterans, call SCV Headquarters at 1-800-MY-SOUTH
How to Join SCV
Sons of Confederate Veterans was created in 1896 by Confederate veterans concerned that as they aged and passed on, there should be someone to carry on the memory of Confederate soldiers and sailors. To better understand the benevolent, fraternal and heritage mission of SCV, please read the charge of Lt. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee, given to SCV at the New Orleans reunion of United Confederate Veterans in 1906.
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. You will need you ancestor's name, unit, state of service, and information as to his honorable service: discharged, captured, wounded, killed. The minimum age for membership is 12.
Genealogical research help is also available. Our web site offers contact pointers to a number of resources that will help you establish proof of Confederate descent. The national SCV web site provides additional resources.
Joining the Virginia Division
If you do not live in Virginia, please contact SCV Headquarters at 1-800-MY SOUTH for assistance.
Benefits of membership include participation in local, state, and national events, a membership certificate, and a subscription to Confederate Veteran magazine, published 6 times a year. Join us in honoring the memory of the Confederate soldier and sailor. Good luck, and we look forward to your compatriotship!
Contact the following if you have an ancestor's name and regiment:
VA Historical Society - http://www.vahistorical.org/
Memorial Building/Libraries - H.W. Brewer Library - Research available
Museum of the Confederacy - http://www.moc.org/
Artillery, cavalry, infantry and other Virginia units
If you want to hire a researcher, write to the following address for a list of qualified individuals:
Board for Certification of Genealogists
1307 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
National Archives General Reference Branch (NNRG-P)
National Archives & Records Admin.
7th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Alabama Dept. of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Florida State Archives
R.A. Gray Bldg, 500 South Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Georgia Dept. of Archives & History
330 Capitol Ave., S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334
Kentucky Dept. for Library & Archives
P.O. Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537
Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Mississippi Dept of Archives & History
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, Miss. 39205
Missouri State Archives
P.O. Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102
North Carolina State Archives
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27611
Oklahoma Dept of Libraries
Office of Archives & Records
200 Northeast 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
South Carolina Dept of Archives & History
8301 Park Lane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Tennessee State Library & Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Texas State Library
P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711
Archives Research Services
800 East Broad Street
Richmond Virginia 23219-8000
Tracing your Confederate Ancestors
Remember, Confederate ancestry
can be found on both paternal & maternal sides of your family,
so trace as much as possible!
There are several books available
There are also a variety of computer programs available such as Ultimate Family Tree or Family Tree Maker www.familytreemaker.com
You can also hire a private genealogist to work on your family tree for you. If you want to hire a researcher, write to the following address for a list of qualified individuals:
Board for Certification of Genealogists, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
your family information such
as family bibles, deeds, wills, marriage certificates, birth certificates,
death certificates, christening records, etc. Talk with members of
your family. Take pictures of headstones. Record as much information
as possible with as much detail as possible.
The Virginia State Library has
excellent resources available both via the internet and at their
location. Their website can be viewed at this link: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/.
resources to try are the United Daughters of the Confederacy libraries
(www.hqudc.org), the VA Historical Society (www.vahistorical.org) or even the Museum of the Confederacy (www.moc.org). Many researchers do charge fees for their time/service.
You may want to try to do this on your own or pay for someone else
to do the research if you
stumble upon a "brick wall" within your own family tree.
H.E. Howard Co. has commissioned the "Virginia Regimental
Histories Series". To see if that
regiment is available, please contact H.E. Howard Co. directly