Any woman eighteen years of age or over is eligible for membership in the National Society Daughters of the Union (NSDU), provided she is a direct lineal or collateral descendant of a man or woman who rendered military or civil service to the Union during the years 1861-1865.
Documentary proof of the ancestor's service in one of the following categories is a requirement for admission into the Society.
- Served in the Union Army or Navy
- Served in a pro-Union county or state militia or home guard
- Served as a civilian employee of Union forces
- Rendered material aid, medical attention, or comfort to Union forces
- Served as a member of President Lincoln's cabinet
- Served as an employee of the Federal government
- Suffered the loss of personal property or personal liberty due to unfailing allegiance to the Union
Any female child under eighteen years of age who meets the eligibility requirement above is eligible for Junior membership. She may participate in all chapter activities, but may not hold a chapter office.
For details on how to become a member in the Col. Frederick A. Bartleson Chapter, contact the Chapter Registrar: