Membership in the Military Order of the Stars & Bars is limited to male descendants, either lineal or collateral, of the officers who served honorably in the Army, Navy and other commands of the Confederate States of America and male descendants of the elected and appointed civilian officials of the Confederate States; the national Confederate Government; and the Five Civilized Tribes which allied with the Confederacy. All members must be at least twelve years old. Ancestral documentation must accompany all applications for membership.
The application fee and the first twelve months of national dues are included with the $50 initial payment which must accompany your completed application. (Note that pro-rated dues will be due in December of the application year which will cover the unpaid balance of the next full calendar year.) Annual renewals for national membership are $35 and are due at the end of each calendar year for the following year. Your State Society and Local Chapter may also have annual dues in addition to the national dues.
National life memberships are also available. The life membership fee is determined on an age graduation scale which is found at the bottom of this document and on the application form. The application fee of $50 is waived if joining as a Life Member. The Life Membership payment must be made in full and accompany the application.
For additional information on the chapter closest to you, review the State and Local links on this site or contact our National Headquarters.
Membership includes a membership card, a lapel pin, and a color certificate of membership suitable for framing.
Click here to download a MOS&B Membership Application (You may need to Right-click, select “Save link as”, save it to your hard drive, and then open it.) Updated 03/02/2013. This is a form-fill document that can be filed by both hard copy and by email. When filing by email, by typing your name in the signature field, you agree that this is equivalent to a hand-written signature on paper.
If additional generations are needed beyond the capacity of the membership application form, those generations should be added in a plain text document using the same information and the same basic format as on the application form. The file should be included along with the main application form and should be named using the applicant’s name in the following format:
Important Note: A complete set of the application and supporting documentation must be included in order for the application to be considered and processed. Only one complete application is to be submitted. It is a requirement that applicants wishing to join a specific chapter have an MOS&B Sponsor. Except for those joining the National At-Large Chapter, the following signatures are required before the application can be processed by International Headquarters: Sponsor, Chapter, State Society, and State Society Genealogist. Failure to obtain all of the required documentation can cause a delay in the approval of the application.
Incomplete applications may be returned to the remitting applicant in the event these requirements are not met.
|Dues (Renewals & Reinstatements)||$35.00|
|New Member Application **||$50.00|
|Life Member Application *||(see chart)|
|Student Membership (Ages 12 – 17)||$15.00|
|Legacy New Member Application ***||$40.00|
|Charters (Chapter and State)||$40.00|
|Chapter/State Officer Commission Certificate (8.5 x 11)||$10.00|
* May be paid in lieu of regular new member application
** Current dues regardless of length of inactivity – No resubmission of application
*** Submission of genealogical lineage past legacy member requested but not required
|Under Age 20||$900|
|Age 20 – 29||$800|
|Age 30 – 39||$700|
|Age 40 – 49||$600|
|Age 50 – 59||$500|
|Age 60 – 69||$400|
|Age 70 +||$300|