UDC Information

 

 

 

Background

 

United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument and Confederate Home Associations and auxiliaries to Camps of Confederate Veterans which were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with two statewide organizations which came into existence as early as 1890, namely the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee. 

The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Nashville, Tennessee, September 10, 1894, by Mrs. Caroline Merewether Goodlett of Nashville, and Mrs. Anna Davenport Raines of Georgia. When the organization held its second meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1895, the name of the Organization was changed to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on July 18, 1919.

Our Objectives

 

The objectives of the national organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic,to honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America; to protect preserve and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor; to collect and preserve the material for a truthful history of the War Between the States; to record the part taken by Southern Women in patient endurance of hardship and patriotic devotion during the struggle, and in untiring efforts after the war during the reconstruction of the South; to fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivors and toward those dependent upon them; to assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing proper education; and to cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization.
 

 

Membership Information

 

Those eligible for Active membership are women no less than sixteen years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.  Also eligible are those women who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of members or former members of U.D.C.

 

Admission

 

AAdmission to the organization shall be by invitation through a Chapter 89 member.If you are interested in becoming a member, please provide us with your name, mailing address and telephone number and we will have a member invite you to a local chapter meeting. Please download membership brochure below or email us with your questions:

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Questions directed to this organization must include name, mailing address and telephone number.

 

Proof of eligibility


Proof of ancestor service to the Confederate States of America may be obtained, if available, upon request from one of the following sources:

  1. U.D.C. Business Office: From records of military service compiled from registered U.D.C. applications and National Archives Compiled Confederate Service Records, upon request of U.D.C. Chapter Registrar and payment of research fee.
  2. Pension records are limited (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and South Carolina)
  3. State Departments of Archives and History, Confederate Records, if certified.
  4. General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20408.
  5. An Authoritative Publication: Photocopy of title page, name of author, volume, page number, year of publication, location of library. Provide certified copy of pertinent data relating to Confederate ancestor only.
  6. Data from tombstone, name of cemetery and location, please certify as to authenticity. Enclose photograph if possible.
  7. Proof of applicant's relation to Confederate Ancestor. (Birth, marriage and death certificates, where applicable).
  8. (Genealogy is not available from the Business Office.)

*1 and 2 Sources require fees and self-addressed stamped envelope.
NO APPLICANT WHOSE ANCESTOR TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE PRIOR TO APRIL 9, 1865 SHALL BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.  IF FURTHER PROOF OF SERVICE IS AVAILABLE, THEREFORE NULLIFYING THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, THE APPLICANT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR MEMBERSHIP.

*1 and 2 Sources require fees and self-addressed stamped envelope.

NO APPLICANT WHOSE ANCESTOR TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE PRIOR TO APRIL 9, 1865 SHALL BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.  IF FURTHER PROOF OF SERVICE IS AVAILABLE, THEREFORE NULLIFYING THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, THE APPLICANT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR MEMBERSHIP.

Dues

Dues are determined by the Chapter 89 Bylaws.

Genealogy research not available.