The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia membership is by invitation only and is managed at the state level. It is based on lineage and dedication to the Society’s mission. Members are direct descendants of an ancestor who lived in an American colony and who rendered service to the colonies before July 5, 1776.

After an invitation to become a candidate for membership has been issued with the support of two current members and the vote of the Georgia Society Board of Governors, the potential member must identify a colonial ancestor. A genealogist is assigned to work with the individual to help her acquire the proper documents to prove blood relationship, i.e., birth certificates, marriage license, etc. Upon completion of her lineage papers, signed by the genealogist and the registrar, a formal invitation is mailed to the candidate.