Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-65

Dr Mary Harris Thompson Tent 102

Organized 23 Feb 2002

Charter Members
Illinois Tents
Name sake
Officers 2011
Tent History


All daughters, granddaughters and all great granddaughters [etc.] of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Union Army, Navy or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service during the Rebellion of 1861-1865, and those who died or were killed while serving in the armed services of the Union between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865, and who have attained the age of eight years, are eligible for membership.

Eligibility shall be through lineal descent only and this can never be changed. You must furnish a complete war record of your ancestor, if possible.

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, is the only Civil War women's organization genealogically based on lineal descent.

Every woman descended from a Union Veteran will welcome the opportunity to preserve her Civil War Heritage for posterity while honoring and revering her Civil War ancestor by affiliating with this Order.

Suggested documentation to help you complete your application:

Birth Records
Complete Birth Certificate Birth Record
Delayed Birth Certificate Newspaper Announcement
Doctor/Midwife Record School Record
Church Record Baptismal Certificate
HMO Record Social Security Application
Census Federal, State Job Application Federal, Local

Marriage Records
Complete Marriage Record Marriage Certificate w/return
Bond/Bann Newspaper Announcement
Divorce Tombstone/Cemetery Record

Death Records
Complete Death Record Church Record/Notice
Cemetery/Tombstone photo of tombstone w/source on Cemetery, Name, Twp, county, still active? Obituaries w/source on Newspaper, day, Month, year, where paper was printed.
Commercial Cemetery Record Mourning/Funeral Card
Funeral Home Record Professional Organizations
Social Security Fraternal Organization Records

Classic Sources
Census State, Federal Probate Records
Land Records Bible and Family Records
Military and Pension Records Church Registers and Records
Tax Records Court Records
County Histories w/source document on Books Biographies from Old history books are good. with the source of the book page included.

Contemporary Sources
Telegrams Church Personnel
Passports and Visa Applications Mortgage or Loan Applications
Letters from Town Clerks and Town Historians Employment Record  Private Industry
Institutional (Military homes, prisons)  

You will need one for birth, marriage, death to show relationships from your Civil War Ancestor down to you along with a completed application form, you may request from Wauline Quick who is the Tent Registrar. Her email is below.



Wauline Quick Registrar


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