Founded in 1892 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit, non-political, women’s service organization for descendants of American patriots who rendered civil, military or naval service to our country during the years of 1784 to 1815 inclusive.

Become a Member

Join a community of women who are preserving history, supporting our military and veterans and educating children. Any woman 18 years or older who is descended from an ancestor who rendered civil, military or naval service to our country during the years of 1784 to 1815 inclusive, shall be eligible for membership.

1812 Library

The Memorial Library is the only library collection in Washington, D.C., that focusses on the period from the end of the American revolution though the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815.

1812 Museum

For more than 125 years, dedicated members have donated historic artifacts and memorabilia to the museum and furnished the house with period furniture.

Ancestor Database

Search our Ancestor Database to begin your research journey finding a patriot. While thousands of patriots have yet to be identified, this database provides  members’ approved ancestors. 

ROTC

The N.S.U.S.D.1812 proudly recognizes ROTC or JROTC members who have demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership, military discipline, dependability, patriotism, and upright character in speech habits, which exemplify the ideals upon which the nation was founded.

Star Spangled Banner

Did you know that the initial effort to designate the “Star-Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem of the United States of America began with the United States Daughters of 1812?