Admission to the Organization shall be by invitation through a UDC Chapter.
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
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
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.
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