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Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy®

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UDC Membership Information

For more information on joining UDC please contact our Membership Chairman Ann Gutierrez


Membership Information Request Form
Membership Brochure (pdf)
Membership Brochure (doc)

Membership is open to 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.


Insignia

The insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is the First National Flag (Stars and Bars) of the Confederacy surrounded by a laurel wreath bearing the letters "UDC" under the flag; the whole is tied with a ribbon on which are inscribed the dates "1861-1865." The name United Daughters of the Confederacy and the insignia are registered trademarks.

Emblem and Motto

The emblem of the UDC is a cotton boll superimposed on a five-pointed star.
At the tips of the points are the words of the motto:
LOVE, LIVE, PRAY, THINK, DARE!


Required Proof of Eligibility

(Note: Data from a tombstone is not acceptable as proof of military service but may be used as proof of birth and death dates. Proof of applicant's relation to Confederate ancestor must be established through birth, marriage, and death certificates. Lineage information obtained from Ancestry.com or Rootsweb.com or any other genealogical website or written personal family history is not an acceptable source of proof. We must have copies of original source documents such as a birth certificate, death certificate, and in some cases marriage certificate or divorce papers. Books or websites with lists of soldiers is not acceptable as proof of service. We must have copies of original source documents, such as muster rolls, enlistment records, discharge records, parole records, prisoner exchange records, pension applications, etc. They can be copied from microfilm or digital images downloaded online.)
For more resources visit our resource page at http://www.txudc.org/resources.html


UDC Business Office
Memorial Building
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4009
Telephone: 804-355-1636
Fax: 804-353-1396
E-mail: hqudc@rcn.com
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST


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