SEE SECOND WEBSITE FOR -2015 -2018 and NEW INFORMATION ON THE WAR OF 1812, CLICK HERE. *Hard copies of PR Scrapbooks are maintained at
U.S. Daughters of 1812 headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The National Society
United State Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892
on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. The society requires
lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered military, naval or
civil service between the close of the American Revolutionary War
in 1783 and the close of the War of 1812 in 1815, Military service
may be in any one of sixteen recognized engagements between those
THE CREATION AND CONTENT
OF THIS ARCHIVED 2006-2015 ONLINE SCRAPBOOK
This website began during the administration of Nona Quinn, President General National (2009-2012) who launched a campaign intended to revive interest in the War of 1812. President Quinn urged U.S. Daughters of 1812 to Prepare for theBicentennial of the War of 1812 by identifying 1812 patriot ancestors and history based websites and by developing chapter websites, publicizing 1812 historical landmarks, persons and events including grave markings within their own states. U.S. Daughters of 1812 were , at the same time, enouraged to provide local papers with press releases and spot announcements for patriotic observances and to begin the process of developing a War of 1812 bibliography and classroom activities forchildren The result of this last has been the inclusion of maps and activities “for kids>” which are included on our PR websites and have proven to be great interest generators.
President General Virginia Apyar’s presidency, 2012-2015, began in 1812 withDaughters Celebrating the War of 1812 with a fury that saw members traveling to Halifax, Canada and Dartmoor in England to mark the graves of American seamen. It was privateers who threatened Great Britain on the high seas and who were a major factor in Britain’s willingness to sign the Treaty of Ghent, and not Andrew Jackson whose victory at New Orleans occurred weeks after the ink was dry on the Treaty of Ghent.
There is much to see and learn about the War of 1812, and, hopefully, thanks to the efforts of many U.S. Daughters of 1812, this war and the contribution made by many, some recognized, and many more to be recognized, this war will not be forgotten.
I hope that anyone visiting this website will find time to visit our current website for the period (2015-2018) and see the wonderful collection of chapter and state society Newsletters which has been added. http://war1812trails.org/
I want to personally
encourage members to continue donating books about the War of 1812
and about those who fought in it and to remind them not to stop
there. We need to publicize book donations and all of other activities
in print.. I am glad to report that several states Publicity Chairman
have turned in scrap book publicity items featuring their members
donating books and commemorating important events. Those of you
who are in the process of submitting Scrapbook items need to remember
to follow instructions provided in the Public Relation NIP Letter
and our National Handbook on pages 77-78.
Seven State Organizations organizations
have published Marking and Grave Location and Ancestor Indexes:
Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina and Tennessee, Connecticut and Arkansas which created a Virtual Find A Grave website on its website..