National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity Since 1892

N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library

N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library      N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library      N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library

Library Hours

Please call for hours

There is no charge for 

admission and the public is warmly welcome.  

**Winter Season**

 Please know that the U.S.D. of 1812 Library and Museum will be closed when the District of Columbia closes school due to snow and incelment weather.  Thank you.

For further information, contact: U.S.D. 1812 Memorial Library

or call (202) 745-1804


1463 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20005

The Memorial Library has a new home with beautiful and appropriate furnishings and space. It is the only library collection in Washington, DC that focuses on the period from the end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815. Indeed, it may be the only such collection in existence.

The collection includes the Archives of Pennsylvania, the Archives of Maryland, and similar official publications of those states most involved with this period. Rosters of militia for most of the 18 states in the Union during this time period are also in the Library collection.  There are more than 5,000 titles in the collection representing some 6,000 volumes.

There is no charge for admission and the public is warmly welcome.  The Library is staffed and assistance will be provided on topics related to the history of the War of 1812 and period from the time of the Revolution.

Assistance can not be offered in genealogy or lineage research.  Limited photocopies are provided at a cost of $.20 per page and microfilm copies at $.50 per page.    


To view the holdings of the U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial LibraryCLICK HERE.

Search Services

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Memorial Library will provide hourly based search services for items held within the Memorial Library for $20.00/hr with a one hour minimum.  The hourly fee covers up to 10 photo copies of material.  


Record Copy Service:

Copies of previously verified U.S.D. of 1812 membership applications and supplementals may be ordered from the Memorial Library for genealogy purposes only.  Please know that the U.S.D. of 1812 does not have information on all who served during the War of 1812, only those established by our members.  

The cost of record copies are as follows:


Copy of an approved application or supplemental application (for personal use only).........................$10 per application

Copy of an ancestor file......................................................$10 for first 20 pages plus $.50 for each additional page per file

Up to 20 pages copied from library collection material...............$10 for first 20 pages plus $.50 for each additional page


U.S.D. of 1812 applications and supplementals are property of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.  Under no circumstances should they be redistributed to others, sold, digitally published or posted in any form whatsoever.  Their sole purpose is for personal use in aiding the membership process or as a tool in helping genealogical efforts.  

NOTE: Members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 reserve the right to request that copies of their applications or supplementals not be shared. The National Society will honor such requests.  To protect the privacy of our members, the first page of all application record copies will be removed.

All record copy fees are non-refundable, and no substitutions will be made.

Instructions for Ordering Record Copies

Please provide as much information as possible.  Searching our Ancestor Database can help you with this.  Each War of 1812 ancestor is listed with a member number (MBR).  Due to privacy reasons, member names are not included.  By providing the member number, it will greatly help the Memorial Library locate the correct record.  

  1. Please fill out one copy of the Library Service Request Form (PDF) for each record you wish to order.  
  2. Mail or email the Library Service Request form to the Librarian National.  Address and email for the Librarian National is provided on the form.  DO NOT send payment with the form.
  3.  Once the copies are made, you will recieve the form back with an amount due.
  4. Once you receive the amount due, send a copy of the form with the correct payment to the Library Assistant.
     Checks are to be made out to: Treasurer National, U.S.D. of 1812.  
      Address for mailing your check to the Library Assistant is provided on the Library Service Request Form.
  5. Once the National Society receives your payment, the copies will be mailed to you.