Confederate Veterans and Lineage Society Records
United Daughters of the Confederacy
This society was established in 1894.
United Daughters of the Confederacy
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
This website has information about the society’s objectives, membership, library facilities, magazine, and conventions.
The society’s national publication is:
- United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine. Richmond, Virginia: United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1937. (FHL book 973 B2ud.) The Family History Library has volumes 54 to the present.
The following state division publications will also be helpful:
- Georgia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Ancestor Roster. Ten Volumes. Atlanta, Georgia: United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1992–94. (FHL book 975.8 D24g.) Includes name and rank, birth and death dates and places, spouses birth and death, marriage dates and places, UDC member’s name, and her relationship to the soldier.
- Louisiana Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Index, Membership, Applications, 1898–1988 and Patriot Index. Two Volumes. Covington, Louisiana: J. Monroe, 1985–88. (FHL book 976.3 C42u; film 1320946 items 3–4.) Includes names and units.
- Tennessee Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Confederate Patriot Index. Two Volumes. Not published, 1976–78. (FHL book 976.8 M2u; fiche 6046695.) Includes names and units.
- Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy Ancestor Roster. Four Volumes. Texas United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1994–96. (FHL book 976.4 D2u.) Includes the soldier’s, name, unit, and UDC descendant. The Family History Library has volumes 2 through 4.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
This society was established in 1896. Members who are also descendants of Confederate officers or governmental officials are eligible to join the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.
The address of both the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars organizations is:
- Sons of Confederate Veterans
Columbia, TN 38401-0059
This web site includes genealogical researcher addresses, a Confederate genealogical research guide, news, organization purposes, membership information, and links to related sites.
A published history of the society is:
- Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1896. Our First 100 Years. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing, 1997. (FHL book 973 M24sc.) Contains biographical sketches of members and their ancestors.
From 1893 to 1932, the official publication of The United Confederate Veterans and lineage organizations was:
- Confederate Veteran, 1893–1932. Reprint, Wendell, North Carolina: Broadfoot’s Bookmark, n.d. (FHL book 973 B2cv, Volumes 1–40; films 1697372, 1697375–78, 1425669–75.) The Sons of Confederate Veterans later resumed publication under the same title. (FHL book 973 B2cx.) Features include first‑person historical accounts and obituaries of deceased veterans.
Indexes to the first 40 volumes:
- The Library of Virginia has an online index. Under the "Images and Indexes" tab, select "Digitzed Military Resources" to search.
- Manarin, Louis H., and Robert S. Bridges, editors. "Cumulative Index," The Confederate Veteran Magazine, 1893–1932. Three Volumes. Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing, 1986. (FHL book 973 B2cva index.)
United Confederate Veterans
This organization was established in New Orleans in June of 1889 by veterans of the Confederate Army. The Family History Library has the following records for their organization:
These are arranged by state and camp. The contents include name, company or rank, number of regiment, state and service, rank of officers and their camps, and remarks.
- Rosters and Applications, 1892–1896. (FHL films 1685778 item 3, 1685779–80, 1703671–73 item 1.) The rosters include name, company or rank, regiment, state and remarks, and name and location of the camp