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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

 

Armory, Faneuil Hall

Boston, MA  02109

617-227-1638

 

Member by Right of Descent is any male citizen of the United States who is a direct descendant of a former member of the Company whose service dated prior to 1738, on the prescribed application signed by himself, accompanied by a membership fee and a sworn statement showing the line of descent, similar to those used by similar historical societies, and upon compliance with the prescribed procedure, may become a member by vote of the Company.

 

 

Aztec Club of 1847

 

1036 Webster Street

New Orleans, LA  70118-5953

E-Mail:  max@azteclub.com

 

Hereditary Members are males who have attained the age of eighteen years, and are the lineal or collateral descendants of officers who were Original Members, or of those officers who would have been qualified to have been Original Members.

Original Members were commissioned officers of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, Regular or Volunteer, who actually served in some part of Mexico, Mexican territory, or Mexican waters during the War with Mexico (May 13, 1846, to February 2, 1848).

Membership is by invitation only.

 

 

Colonial Order of the Acorn

 

Address Withheld

 

It is a prerequisite that a candidate shall be a descendant, in the male line, of a forefather resident prior to July 4, 1776, in one of the North American Colonies, that afterwards became the thirteen original states, and shall be nominated for membership and seconded by members of the Order.

Membership is strictly by invitation only.

 

 

Colonial Society of Pennsylvania

 

The Racquet Club

215 South 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

Resident Members shall be gentlemen over twenty-one years of age, residing in Pennsylvania or within a radius of one hundred miles of Philadelphia, who are lineally descended from a male or female actually settled prior to the year 1700 in any colony of what is now the United States of America.  Resident membership shall be limited to three hundred in number.

 

Nonresident Members shall be otherwise eligible to be resident members, who do not reside in Pennsylvania or within a radius of one hundred miles of Philadelphia.  There shall be no limit in the number of Nonresident Members.

 

Junior Members shall be otherwise eligible to be resident members, but under twenty-one years of age.  There shall be no limit in the number of Junior Members, regardless of where he resides.  Notwithstanding the three hundred member limitation, a junior member becoming eligible for resident membership shall not be place on the waiting list.

 

 

General Society of Colonial Wars

 

1420 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21201-5779

E-Mail:  admin@gscw.org

 

Hereditary Membership in the General Society of Colonial Wars is open to any male person above the age of eighteen years of good moral character and reputation, provided he be lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor who served as a military or naval officer, or as a soldier, sailor, or marine, or as a privateersman, under authority of any of the Colonies which afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain which participated with those of the said Colonies which afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain which participated with those of the said Colonies in any wars in the which the said Colonies were engaged, or in which they enrolled men, during the period from the settlement of Jamestown, May 13, 1607 to the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775; or who held office in any of the colonies between the dates mentioned above, as  Director General, Vice-Director General, or member of the Council or legislative body in the Colony of New Netherland; Governor, Lieutenant or Deputy Governor, Lord Proprietor, member of the King's or Governor's Council, or of the legislative body, in the Colony of New York, the Jerseys, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware; Lord Proprietor, Governor, deputy Governor, or member of the Council, or the legislative body in Maryland, the Carolinas, or Georgia; Governor, Deputy Governor, Governor's Assistant, or Commissioner to the United Colonies of New England, or member of the Council, body of Assistants, or legislative body, in any of the New England Colonies; a Justice, Judge, Justice of the Peace, or other Judicial officer.

 

 

General Society Sons of the Revolution

 

412 West Frances Street

Williamsburg, VA  23185

800-593-1776

E-Mail:  GSSR1776@sbcglobal.net

 

 Any male person of good character, and lineal descendant of one who, as a military, naval or marine officer, soldier, sailor, or marine, in actual service, under the authority of any of the thirteen Colonies or States or of the Continental Congress, and remaining always loyal to such authority, or a lineal descendant of one who signed the Declaration of Independence, or of one who, as a member of the Continental Congress, or of the Congress of any of the Colonies or States, or as an official appointed by or under the authority of any such legislative bodies, actually assisted in the establishment of American Independence by services rendered during the War of the Revolution, becoming thereby liable to conviction of treason against the Government of Great Britain, but remaining always loyal to the authority of the Colonies or States, or, who served honorably in a military or naval expedition against the British during the War of the Revolution under the authority of the French or Spanish Governments shall be eligible to membership in the Society. Both Senior and Junior (the latter under the age of eighteen years) memberships are available.

 

Provided that, when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor in the "minute-men" or "militia", it must be satisfactorily shown that such an ancestor was actually called into service of the State or United States, and performed garrison or field duty; and

Provided further that, when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor as a "sailor" or "marine", it must in like manner be shown that such service was other than shore duty and regularly performed in the Continental Navy, or the navy of one of the original thirteen states, or on an armed vessel, other than a merchant ship, which sailed under letters of marque and reprisal, and that such ancestor of the applicant was duly enrolled in the ship's company, either as an officer, seaman or otherwise than as a passenger; and

 

Provided further that, when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor as an "official," such service must have been performed in the civil service of the United States, or one of the thirteen original States, and must have been sufficiently important in character to have rendered the official liable to arrest and imprisonment, the same as a combatant, if captured by the enemy, as well as liable to conviction of treason against the Government of Great Britain.

 

Service in the ordinary duties of civil office, the performance of which did not particularly and effectively aid the American Cause shall not constitute eligibility.

 

In the construction of this article, the volunteer Aides-de-Camp of General Officers in Continental Service, who were duly announced as such and who actually served in the field during a campaign, shall be comprehended as having performed qualifying service.

 

The civil officials and military forces of the State of Vermont, during the War of the Revolution, shall also be comprehended in the same manner as if they had belonged to one of the thirteen original States.

 

No service of an ancestor shall be deemed as qualifying service for membership in the "Sons of the Revolution" where such ancestor, after assisting in the cause of American Independence, shall have subsequently either adhered to the enemy, or failed to maintain an honorable record throughout the War of the Revolution.

 

No person shall be admitted unless he be eligible under one of the provisions of this article, nor unless he be of good moral character and be judged worthy of becoming a member.

 

 

General Society of the War of 1812

 

1219 Charmuth Road

Lutherville, MD 21093-6404

610-388-6015

E-Mail:  GSW1812@netscape.net

 

 Any male person above the age of twenty-one years, who participated in, or who is a lineal descendant of one who served during the War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to the State Society to which he may make application for membership, and who is of good moral character and reputation, may become a member of this Society when approved of by said State Society, under such regulations as it may make for passing upon applications for membership.

 

The following service and no other shall be regarded as satisfying the requirements of the preceding paragraph:

 

    (1)  Service as an officer or enlisted man in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Volunteers at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815;

 

    (2)  Service at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815, as a member of the ship's company on any public armed vessel of the United States or any vessel sailing under letters of marquee and reprisal issued by the United States;

 

    (3)  Service in the militia of any state or territory or the District of Columbia duly called out for service against an armed enemy or for coast or border defense between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815;

 

    (4)  Service in the forces of the United States at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

 

No service, however, shall be regarded as qualifying if the person who rendered such service voluntarily bore arms against the United States at any time between the dates named or if such person's latest service between said dates was terminated by a separation from the service under conditions other than honorable.

 

In case of the failure of lineal descendants of an actual participant in the War on behalf of the United States, one collateral descendant, who is deemed worthy, may be admitted to represent the said participant.

 

Provided, always, that such representation shall be limited to the descendant of either a brother or sister of the participant in the war, in right of whose services application for membership is made.

 

 

Knights of the Order of San Jacinto

1717 Eighth Street

Bay City, TX 77414

800-624-5079

E-Mail:  srttexas@srttexas.org

 

To be eligible for membership in the Knights of the Order of San Jacinto, a person must be either an active or an honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and in addition thereto, must have performed an outstanding service to or have made a sacrifice beyond the bounds of duty in behalf of the State of Texas or must have by his talents contributed to the development of the heritage of Texas.  Election to this elite corps within the Sons of the Republic of Texas may be granted to no more than three men each year.

 

Should a Knight of the Order of San Jacinto resign his membership, either active or honorary, in the Sons of the Republic of Texas or otherwise cease to be a member of such Organization, he shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the Knights of the Order of San Jacinto.

Membership is strictly by election.

 

 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

 

4209 Santa Clara Drive

Holt, MI  48842-1868

517-694-9394

E-Mail: pcinc@prodigy.net

 

 The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was created in 1865 upon hearing of the death of Abraham Lincoln.  Originally composed of Union Officers, it is now composed of descendants of officers of the Union Army, Navy and Marines.  There are currently four categories of membership within MOLLUS: Hereditary, Junior, Associate and Honorary.

 

Hereditary - Direct male descendants of the age of 18 years or more of a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Navy or Marines who served during the War of the Rebellion, or male descendants of a brother or sister of any such officer.

Junior - Direct male descendants under age 18 years of an eligible officer or of a brother or sister of any such eligible officer.  Junior Companions cannot vote or hold office.

 

Associate - Males of the age 18 years or more who are not known to be eligible for Hereditary membership and who subscribe to the Preamble, Principles and Objects of the order and who have demonstrated a serious interest in the War of the Rebellion, and whose membership will advance the objects of the Order.  Associates may vote and serve on committees, but may not hold office.  Not all Commanderies provide for this particular membership category.

 

Honorary - Bestowed by the Commandery-in-Chief and Commanderies under the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws.

 

 

Military Order of the Stars and Bars

 

Post Office Box 1700

White House, TN  37188-1700

877-790-6672

E-Mail  mosbihq@mosbihq.org

 

Membership in the Military Order of the Stars & Bars is limited to male descendants, either lineal or collateral, of the Confederate Officer Corps, members of the Confederate Congress, or any elected or appointed member of the Executive Branch of the Confederate Government. All members must be at least twelve years old.

 

 

National Society Sons of Colonial New England

 

7501 West 101st Street #204

Bloomington, MN  55438

612-750-8421

E-Mail:  pappabearmn@yahoo.com

 

Membership is open to any man of the age of eighteen years or more who can prove direct descent from a person who was born in one of the six New England colonies prior to July 4, 1776. The New England colonies are Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

 

 

National Society Sons of the American Colonists

 

7501 West 101st Street #204

Bloomington, MN  55438

612-750-8421

E-Mail:  pappabearmn@yahoo.com

 

Membership is open to any American man, of eighteen years of age and of good moral character and reputation. He must provide proof of lineal descendant from an ancestor who rendered civil or military service in any of the Colonies in America before 4 July 1776, including service in any of the following capacities:

 

(1) in a battle under colonial authority,

(2) under the banner of Great Britain in North America in any of the wars in which the Colonists participated,

(3) all Military and Naval service of the Colonies,

(4) filled office of Governor, Lt. Governor or Deputy Governor,

(5) member or delegate to Council or Assembly,

(6) member of House of Burgesses,

(7) Deputy or Representative to General Court,

(8) Commissioner of the United Colonies; of Boundaries or Treaties; of Impost or Excuse; to the French or Indians,

(9) Secretary, Magistrate, Selectman, Justice, Judge of any Court of Law, or Equity Attorney, Advocate or Solicitor,

(10) Founder or Trustee of any College in North America founded prior to 1776,

(11) Minister of the Gospel, or Commissary of the Bishops of London,

(12) member of the Committee of Safety of the Continental Congress 1774-1775,

(13) member of Council of Safety of 1689,

(14) Signer of the Mayflower Compact,

(15) Speaker of the House of Deputies,

(16) physician or surgeon,

(17) member of Provincial Congress,

(18) Signer of the Declaration of Independence,

19) Huguenot refugee, (20) Signer of Oath of Allegiance to Great Britain,

(21) member of the London, Plymouth and Virginia Companies who actually came to the colonies, and descendants of the members of these companies who resided in the Colonies,

(22) Palatine settler,

(23) descendants of Coventers from Scotland,

(24) original land owner or proprietor, not inheritor,

(25) Salzburgers of Georgia.

 

 

National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers

3301 East 2920 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84109

801-484-4441

E-Mail:  info@sonsofutahpioneers.org

 

Eligibility for ancestral membership is based upon descent from an ancestor who came to Utah as a pioneer before the completion of the transcontinental railroad (1869).

 

 

Order of the Founders and Patriots of America

 

Post Office Box 270771

West Hartford, CT  06127-0771

860-233-8414

E-Mail:  tim@piratesprivateers.org

 

Any man of the age of eighteen years, of good moral character and reputation, and a citizen of the United States, who is lineally descended, in the male line of either parent, from an ancestor who settled in any of the colonies now included in the United States of America prior to May 13, 1657; and one or all of whose intermediate ancestors in the same line, who lived in the period of the American Revolution, from 1775 to 1783, adhered as Patriots to the cause of the colonies, shall be eligible for membership in the Order. Members are called Associates.

 

In addition, any man as described above is qualified for membership upon proving that his father or either grandfather was qualified, even though they may not themselves have become Associates. Male descendants of any Associate are also qualified to become members.

 

 

Saint Andrew's Society of Philadelphia

 

215 South 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Membership is restricted to male Pennsylvania residents of either Scottish birth or descent.

 

 

Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York

 

150 East 55th Street, Suite 3

New York NY 10022

212-223-4248

E-Mail:  office@standrewsny.org

 

Regular Membership is available to Scotsmen, or lineal descendants of natives of Scotland, and of good moral character.  No person who shall not have obtained the age of majority under New York law shall be eligible for membership.

Membership is by invitation only.

 

 

Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.

 

Post Office Box 372

Glen Echo, MD 20812

E-Mail:  membership@SaintAndrewSociety.org

 

Membership in the Saint Andrew's Society is limited to men of Scottish birth or ancestry. Applicants for membership must be sponsored by two members of the Society. The Membership Committee will assist applicants who are not acquainted with members.

Persons who are not eligible for membership but who have an interest in the Society's activities, or who are contributors to or patrons of the Society, may receive the Society's Newsletter for a nominal charge.

Membership is by invitation only.

 

 

Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York

 

20 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

212-991-9944

E-Mail:  stnick@bestweb.net

 

Any male of eighteen years of age, in respectable standing in society, of good moral character, who was a native or resident of the City or State of New York prior to the year 1785, or who is a descendant of any such native or resident, shall be eligible as a member.  But whenever, and as long as there shall be six hundred and fifty members of the Society, no one shall be elected to membership unless he be the descendant in the oldest male line of a member or former member, and in all elections to membership the ballot shall be first taken on the candidates who may be descendants of members.

 

Membership is by invitation of a member who will propose the candidate and elicit letters from another member willing to second the nomination, as well as from a supporter.  Prospective members must be introduced as a guest at a gathering of the Society. The completed application with substantiating documentation and three letters are submitted to the Society for verification by the Genealogist.  Upon his approval, the file is presented to the Admissions Committee and with their approval to the Board of Managers.

 

Candidates are generally inducted into the Society at the subsequent Stated Meeting.  All new members sign the Society's original 1835 Membership Book.

Membership is strictly by invitation only.

 

 

Society of the Cincinnati

2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC  20008

202-785-2040

E-Mail:  admin@societyofthecincinnati.org

 

An officer of the Continental Army or Navy could qualify as an Original Member if he (a) served to the end of the war as an officer with a Line (not Militia or State) regiment, (b) resigned with honor after a minimum of three years’ service, or (c) was rendered supernumerary or was honorably discharged after three years of service. Officers who served with the French forces under Rochambeau or DeGrasse were also eligible.

 

In 1854, the General Society made membership allowance for those officers who could have become Original Members, but, for whatever reason, did not.  This is generally referred to as the Rule of 1854.  The descendants of those non-Original Member officers may also be eligible for membership.  Hereditary membership is generally passed to the eldest son according to the rule of primogeniture.  When such an individual is lacking, a collateral male descendant may be eligible for membership, if properly qualified and approved by the Society of the Cincinnati.  Only one male descendant may represent an eligible officer at any time.

 

Individuals are welcome to inquire with Anderson regarding membership, though each respective State Society adheres to its own procedures for evaluating and accepting candidates for membership.

 

 

Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of the City of New York

 

80 Wall Street

New York, NY  10005

212-269-1770

 

Any male citizen of the United States, born in Ireland or of Irish lineage, of good moral character and of the age of eighteen and upward shall be eligible for membership.

 

 

Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Philadelphia

Post Office Box 969

Dublin, PA 18917-0969

215-249-9337

E-Mail:  info@friendlysons.com

 

 Any male citizen of the United States, born in Ireland or of Irish lineage, of good moral character and of the age of eighteen and upward shall be eligible for membership.

 

 

Society of the Order of the Southern Cross

 

1125 Cumberland Road

Elder Mountain, TN 37419

E-Mail:  borrow50992@mypacks.net

 

Membership in the Order of the Southern Cross is by invitation only and is open to all male descendants (direct or collateral) of any honorably serving Confederate soldier, sailor, marine, or member of the civil government. Proof of descent is required, however, membership in the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Sons of Confederate Veterans, or any other recognized Confederate heritage association is accepted as proof of ancestry.

 

 

Society of the Sons of Saint George of Philadelphia

 

The Racquet Club

215 South 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

E-Mail: office@stgeorge1772.org

 

Male citizens of the United States, eighteen years or older, lineally descended from an English ancestor, shall be eligible for full Active Membership; and Englishmen not citizens of the United States may also be elected as members and shall enjoy all the duties and privileges of membership, the right to vote, and to hold office.

 

Any member in good standing may make application for Junior Membership in behalf of any eligible male under 18 years of age.  Junior members may not hold office or vote until they reach age 18, at which time they shall become Active Members.  Life Membership is available, but it carries no special privilege.  Honorary Members may be elected at a stated meeting by majority vote of the members present without ballot.  They shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, not shall they be liable for dues.

 

 

Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland

 

303 Nicholson Road

Baltimore, MD  21221-6609

E-Mail:  cchristousoc@gmail.com

 

Any male person above the age of twenty-one years, who participated in, or who is a lineal descendant of one who served during the War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to the State Society to which he may make application for membership, and who is of good moral character and reputation, may become a member of this Society when approved of by said State Society, under such regulations as it may make for passing upon applications for membership.

The following service and no other shall be regarded as satisfying the requirements of the preceding paragraph:

 

(1)  Service as an officer or enlisted man in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Volunteers at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815;

 

(2)  Service at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815, as a member of the ship's company on any public armed vessel of the United States or any vessel sailing under letters of marque and reprisal issued by the United States;

 

(3)  Service in the militia of any state or territory or the District of Columbia duly called out for service against an armed enemy or for coast or border defense between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815;

 

(4)  Service in the forces of the United States at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

 

No service, however, shall be regarded as qualifying if the person who rendered such service voluntarily bore arms against the United States at any time between the dates named or if such person's latest service between said dates was terminated by a separation from the service under conditions other than honorable.

 

In case of the failure of lineal descendants of an actual participant in the War on behalf of the United States, one collateral descendant, who is deemed worthy, may be admitted to represent the said participant.  Provided, always, that such representation shall be limited to the descendant of either a brother or sister of the participant in the war, in right of whose services application for membership is made.

 

 

Somerset Chapter Magna Charta Barons

 

Post Office Box 4222

Philadelphia, PA 19144

215-836-5022

E-Mail:  magnacharta@magnacharta.org

 

Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the twenty-five Sureties for the Magna Charta or from a Baron, Prelate, Knight or other influential person present on the field of Runnemede in June 1215 on behalf of the Charter.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Somerset Chapter Magna Charta Barons is a registered trademark.

 Membership is by invitation only.

 

 

Son of a Witch

 

Post Office Box 270771

West Hartford, CT  06127-0771

E-Mail:  tim@piratesprivateers.org

 

Membership in the Society shall be open to males who are lineally descended from any person residing within the American colonies prior to 1776, whom was historically documented as having been accused of witchcraft, persecuted for witchcraft   imprisoned for witchcraft, placed on trial for witchcraft, executed for witchcraft.  The Society shall be invitation only, although membership inquiries are welcome.

 

 

Society of the Army of the Tennessee

 

CMR 469 Box 5

APO AE 09227

E-Mail:  ArmyoftheTennessee@gmail.com

 

Membership is available to honorable, patriotic gentlemen of eighteen years or older who are lineally or collaterally descended from an officer or enlisted man who served at any time during the War of the Rebellion with the Army of the Tennessee (Union).  Collateral descent may be from a brother or sister of a qualified ancestor.

Membership is by invitation, but interested gentlemen may contact the Society for further information.

 

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Post Office Box 59

Columbia, TN 38402-0059

800-697-6884

E-Mail:  aot@scv.org

 

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 twelve.

 

 

Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans

 

113 Old Forge Road

Chapin, SC  29036

803-345-2025

E-Mail:  membership@ssawv.org

 

Hereditary Membership shall be extended to a male descendant, twelve (12) years of age or older, whether through the maternal or paternal line, of the men honorably discharged from the military or naval service of the United States of America, who served during the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief Expedition, from April 21st, 1898, to December 31st, 1902, shall be eligible to active membership in this organization; provided, however, that eligibility to membership in this order shall include legally adopted sons of those who are or were eligible to membership in the United Spanish War Veterans, provided, further, that sons-in-law of United Spanish War Veterans may be accepted into full membership.

 

 

Sons of the American Legion

Box 1055

Indianapolis, IN 46206

317-630-1200

E-Mail:  sal@legion.org

 

Membership is available to:

 

(1) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion,

 

(2) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War, or

 

(3) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

 

 

Sons of the Republic of Texas

 

1717 Eighth Street

Bay City, TX 77414

979-245-6644

E-Mail:  srttexas@srttexas.org

 

Regular Membership is available to any male eighteen years and older who is a direct descendant of an ancestor who was a resident and loyal citizen of Texas prior to her annexation into the Union.  The applicant must also be of good moral character and be otherwise acceptable to the organization.

 

Junior Membership is available to those under 18 years of age who are otherwise eligible for regular membership.   Life Membership is available to those otherwise eligible for regular membership who pay the life membership fee. Posthumous Membership is available for persons who are deceased but who would otherwise be qualified for membership.

 

Honorary membership is granted to a maximum of three people a year by vote of the general membership.  Honorary Members, who cannot be eligible by reason of lineal descent, are chosen for having rendered outstanding service to Texas by furthering the aims and goals of the Sons of Republic of Texas.

 

 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

Post Office Box 1865

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105

717-232-7000 JVCinC@suvcw.org

 

Those eligible to become Regular Members shall be the male descendant, fourteen years of age or older (six to fourteen for Junior Members), who:

 

(1) are directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865;

 

(2) have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; and

 

(3) have, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed, has never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.

 

Those eligible to become Associate Members shall be men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership and:

 

(1) demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War; and

 

(2) subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW.

 

Although an Associate Member is not required to meet the lineage requirement of a Member, he is still subject to the second and third provisions of hereditary eligibility. An Associate may vote and hold any office except those of Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer and Commanding Officer of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.

 

 

Sons of Veterans Reserve

5367 SR 72  South

Sabina, OH 45169-9425

937-584-4622

E-Mail:  robertgrim@dragonbbs.com

 

Membership in the Sons of Veterans Reserve is open to any Member (Hereditary, Junior (Hereditary), or Associate (Non-hereditary) of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. To be in the SVR you must be a Member or Associate in the SUVCW. Units and individuals must file an application for membership.