Admission to the Organization shall be by invitation through a UDC Chapter.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please send your name, mailing address, and telephone number to:
UDC Memorial Building
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4057
Telephone: 804-355-1636
Fax: 804-353-1396 
The Business Office will see that you are referred to a Chapter near you. Written or e-mail inquiries directed to the General Organization must include name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if any).

No Confederate ancestor who took the Oath of Allegiance before April 9, 1865 shall be eligible to be used for application for membership. If proof of further Confederate service is available, thereby nullifying the Oath of Allegiance, the ancestor shall be considered for approval(Article IV Section 3b)

Required Proof of Eligibility
Proof of ancestor's service to the Confederate States of America may be obtained, if available, upon request from one of the following sources: 
UDC Business Office: From records of military service compiled from registered UDC applications and National Archives Compiled Confederate Service Records, upon request of UDC Chapter Registrar and payment of research fee. 

Limited pension records are available from the UDC Business Office for a fee (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee)  

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 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. 

Dues are determined by Chapter Bylaws .

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