California Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy


From the California Division President:

Welcome to California Division UDC. We are a lineage (genealogical) organization that welcomes women who are descendants of military and civilians involved in the southern perspective of the  War Between the States, also called the American Civil War.  Our members are not only deeply interested in genealogy, but also in the historical times in which their ancestors lived.

The objectives and purposes of our society: 



Our organization is divided into local chapters, and California currently has 11 within our state.  As you look through our objectives and purposes above, these are the kinds of areas in which our individual chapters do their work.  Chapters donate money and do volunteer work to support our troops, maintain historical records and sites such as cemeteries and battlefields, care for the elderly, award scholarships and much more. 

How do you join? We offer membership to women age 16+ with a direct or indirect* ancestor, as well as associate membership to women who may not have a qualifying ancestor, but are interested in studying this historical period.

If you are interested in History...Genealogy...the War Between the States...joining a lineage group is a good way to bring all of these interests together, meet new people and do local and national volunteer work. If you have further interest or any questions, please contact us. The locations of our chapters can be found using the "chapters" link above.

*A direct ancestor is a great(s) grandparent and an indirect or collateral ancestor is a great(s) aunt/uncle.

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Updated on  29 July 2023

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