United Daughters of the Confederacy
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 to the Organization shall be by invitation through a Chapter. 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.
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:
- 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.
- Pension records are limited (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and South Carolina).
- State Departments of Archives and History, Confederate Records, if certified.
- General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20408.
- 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.
- Data from tombstone, name of cemetery and location, please certify as to authenticity. Enclose photograph if possible.
- Proof of applicant's relation to Confederate Ancestor. (birth, marriage and death certificates, where applicable).
- (Genealogy research is not available from the Business Office.)
Note: *Sources 1 and 2 require fees and a 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.
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