Membership Requirements

By invitation only

Who is Eligible

Those eligible for active membership are women no less than 16 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 the UDC. Adopted children are not eligible for membership by virtue of their adoptive parents' bloodline but solely by virtue of their natural or biological parents' bloodlines.

Proof of Eligibility

Proof of an ancestor's service to the Confederate States of America must be provided and may be obtained upon request from any of the following sources (if available):


  1. UDC Business Office: From records of military service compiled from registered applications and National Archives Microfilm of Confederate Veterans files, upon request of UDC Chapter Registrar. (Research fee and SASE required.)


  2. Pension records. Confederate pension record information is limited but can be found on the Web (


  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.

Proof of a veteran's dates must also be submitted and may be obtained from any of the following sources:

  1. Birth and/or death certificates
  2. Newspaper obituaries
  3. Tombstones (name of cemetery and location must be included; authenticity must be certified; photograph should be included if possible). NOTE: Tombstone information is not acceptable as proof of Confederate service.
  4. Annotations in family Bible
  5. Other sources may be deemed adequate; consult with the registrar of the Chapter you plan to join.

Proof of an applicant's relation to the Confederate veteran must also be provided (usually in the form of birth, marriage, and death certificates).

Please note that genealogical research is NOT available from the UDC's Business Office.


Admission to the organization shall be by invitation through a Chapter.

The application shall bear the endorsement of two members of the accepting Chapter to whom the applicant is personally known. She shall be accepted for membership as described in the UDC Bylaws.


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