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1812 Memorial Library

~ SPECIAL LIBRARY HOURS APRIL 2019 ~

Sunday April 7 — 1PM – 5PM
Monday April 83PM – 5PM
Tuesday April 9
10AM – 5PM
Wednesday April 10
CLOSED
Thursday 11th
10AM – 5PM

(USD1812 members, click here for research hours)

The Memorial Library is the only collection in Washington, D.C. focused  from the end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815.

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 by volunteers who are members of the society. Research assistance will be provided on topics related to the history of the War of 1812 and period from the time of the Revolution as volunteer time is available.

Assistance can not be offered in genealogy or lineage research.

Photocopies are provided at a cost of $.20 per page.

Copy Services

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.

FEE STRUCTURE:  

  • Copy of an approved or supplemental application (for personal use only): $10 per application.
  • Copy of an ancestor file associated with an application: $10 for first 20 pages plus $.50 for each additional page per file.
  • Up to 20 pages copied from library collection materials: $10 for first 20 pages plus $.50 for each additional page.

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.

Holdings

Click to download the listed holdings of the 1812 Memorial Library.

**Policy**

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. Fill out one copy of the Library Service Request Form (PDF) for each record you wish to order.
  2. Send the Library Service Request Form to the Librarian National per the contact information provided on the form. DO NOT send payment with the form.
  3.  The Librarian National will contact you to confirm receipt and provide the estimated amount due.
  4. Once you receive the amount due, POSTAL MAIL a copy of the form with a check payable to Treasurer National, U.S.D. 1812 per the mailing instructions on the form.
  5. Copies will be mailed to you after receipt of payment.