The Society of Civil War Families of Indiana is open to any IGS member who descends from someone who fought in an Indiana unit or who lived in Indiana when he enlisted in a unit from another state.
Members of SCWFI are recognized at the IGS annual conference, receive a certificate, and have their application and documentation placed on file at the Allen County Public Library. That makes applying to SCWFI a great way to not only commemorate your ancestor, but also preserve your research for future generations!
What Do You Need to ProveYou need to document the connection of each generation from you back to the Civil War ancestor. You also need to prove his (or her) service.
You can find the Rules of Evidence, which outline what is and isn't acceptable evidence, on the IGS website.