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Former Carmian Mary Smith Fay of Dallas, Tex. sent the official 1996 Christmas ornament of the United States Daughters of 1812. This gold-plated ornament shows the building in Washington, D. C. which houses their museum. While most of you are familiar with the Daughters of the American Revolution organization, you may not be aware of the United States Daughters of 1812. They are an organization of over 4,000 women who are "lineally descended from ancestors who rendered civil, military or naval service to this country from 1784 immediately following the close of the American Revolution to General Jackson's defeat of the British at New Orleans in 1815."
Another lineage organization for women is the Daughters of the Union--officially known as Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. It is a genealogical, historical and patriotic organization for lineal descendants of Union veterans. National headquarters for this organization is in Springfield, Ill. Minimum age for membership is eight years. (No doubt there is a Confederate counterpart, but I don't have information on it. )
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