- What is expected of me as a member?
You will be expected to do your part in completing the record of the Utah pioneers by making sure your ancestors are all represented in our history collection. You will be expected to make contributions to the Lesson Committee by submitting any appropriate history you may have. Lesson outlines, which name in advance the subjects to be published, are sent to each camp yearly. The lesson editor reserves the right to make selections for publication and to edit that which is published.
You may be elected to one of the camp offices, or you may be appointed to one. Please serve gladly. Help is given to all officers at an Annual Seminar. All members are invited to the Annual International Convention."
- Membership Qualifications
The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized for historical and educational purposes and is non-political and non-sectarian.
Any woman is eligible for membership in the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP) who is :
- Over the age of eighteen
- Of good character
- A direct-line (1) descendant or legally adopted direct-line descendant with a pioneer ancestor.
- Trappers and hunters
- Members of wagon companies (Mormon or Non-Mormon)
- Members of Mormon Battalion who traveled to or through geographic area covered by State of Deseret/Utah Territory before the completion of the railroad, 10 May 1869
- Members of Johnston's Army who traveled to or through geographic area covered by Utah Territory between 1857-1858 (Utah War, 1857-1858)
- Passengers of Ship Brooklyn who settled in San Diego, San Bernardino, or traveled to or through geographic area covered by State of Deseret/Utah Territory
- Workers on the railroad in geographic area covered by Utah Territory before 10 May 1869
The pioneer ancestor (2) can be:
A person who traveled to or through geographic area (3) covered by State of Deseret/Utah Territory between July 1847 and 10 May 1869, such as,
(1) (2) Direct-line: An ancestor is someone from whom you are descended, it can be your parents, grandparents, or someone generations back in your family tree. A direct-line ancestor (also known as a progenitor) represents a direct, parent-to-child relationship from one generation to the next. (Source: Genealogy Today, http://wiki.genealogytoday.com/ancestor.html.)
(3) Traveled from any direction: north, south, east, or west to or through geographic area covered by State of Deseret and/or Utah Territory.
Women who do not have ancestors who came to the state of Deseret before May 10, 1869 and have an interest in pioneer history are welcome to participate in a DUP camp where they reside. They will be called “Associates of Daughters of Utah Pioneers” and may participate in all activities of the organization. They cannot hold an elected office. They can hold other positions in the camp and give pioneer histories. These may be sent to the International History Department for storage in the files.
An Associate may make a donation to DUP equal to the same amount of dues paid by active members. Her name and complete address should be added to the Camp Membership Report. No application form is needed to be sent to International to become an Associate. A certificate that can be given to an Associate, if desired, is available to purchase from International.
- Geographic Area covered by the State of Deseret and Utah Territory
Map of geographic area covered by
Provisional State of Deseret and Utah Territory
(Map prepared by BYU Geography Department)
Map showing the borders of the Provisional State of Deseret and Utah Territory. (after Morgan, 1987).