Tuesday, November 2, 2010

United Daughters of the Confederacy

I am a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Farmville Chapter #45, and have been for several years. I am currently in my second year as President of the Chapter. The last two years have been awesome and I have learned so much. This year's Virginia Division's convention was held in Lynchburg, VA. Our chapter was one of several chapters that were hosts to the convention. The district chairman is Mrs. Carolyn Austin who did an outstanding job of coordinating all the hosting chapters and making the convention so successful. The insignia at the right is the official insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and can only be worn with proof of linage. There are many beautiful pins one can collect over the years, none being more important than your ancestor pin (third pin on the right) which has the name of the ancestor that fought in the War Between the States. To become a member one has only to have had an ancestor who fought for the war and did not take the oath before April 1865. There are provisions in the way of Associate Membership for those who do not have an ancestor who fought or aided the South, but who are interested in supporting the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a local chapter. If you are interested in learning more about the United Daughters of the Confederacy and do not know where to begin, please feel free to e-mail me with your questions. If you are not close enough to join our Farmville Chapter, I can get you in touch with a Chapter in your area.

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