State of New York Society, United States Daughters of 1812

Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity since 1892

From the Naval Battle of Sackets Harbor
To the Battle of Plattsburgh
From Old Fort Niagara
To the Battle of Queenston Heights
From the Forts on Governors Island in NY Harbor
and the historic Blockhouse of Central Park
To the Battle of Big Sandy Creek and the Great Cable Carry
From Niagara burning - the burning of Lewiston & Buffalo
To the Battle of Chippawa
To the British Raid on Fort Oswego


Membership is available to women age eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country.

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Ancestor Database

N.S.U.S.D. of 1812's Ancestor Database contains over 40830 records that have been officially verified by the National Society.  Note: to protect the privacy of our members, limited information is available to the public.  (Thank you.)


Did You Know?

Did you know that the effort to designate the Star-Spangled Banner as the official National Anthem of the United States began with the United States Daughters of 1812?  Click on the button below to learn about this remarkable history. 

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Welcome to the State of New York Society, United States Daughters of 1812

Beverly Sterling-Affinati
NY State President

Founded in 1892 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving and increasing knowledge of American history between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812.  The National Society was Incorporated by an act of the United States Congress in 1901, and was one of the first women's organizations to receive a national charter.  For more than a century, members have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education.  These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1892.

The State of New York Society, U.S.D. of 1812, was organized on January 8, 1892, and was the first state society to be organized within our national organization. We have a proud history of dedication and service to our National Society.

New York Daughters take great pride in our state’s role in the War of 1812. From the naval battle in Sackets Harbor, to the Battle of Plattsburgh, from Old Fort Niagara, to the forts on Governors Island in New York Harbor, from the War of 1812 barracks in Auburn, New York, to the Great Cable Carry and the Battle of Big Sandy Creek.  New York, proudly, has a rich War of 1812 history!

Membership honors and preserves the legacy of our War of 1812 ancestors and provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the historical significance of the War of 1812.    

Do you have a war of 1812 ancestor in your family tree?  Do you love history?  Do you love patriotism?  Contact us today! 



Celebrate Star-Spangled Banner Day, September 14
Art Contest

The State of New York Society, U.S.D. of 1812, and its 

Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum Committee 

Announces 2nd Annual Flag House Art Contest!  

Contest is open to all K-12 students.  Cash prizes will be awarded and the  winning art will be sent to the Flag House, in Baltimore Maryland, where it will be placed on display.  

For contest directions, please CLICK HERE.

Built in 1793, the Flag House was once the home and business place of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the massively large garrison flag Francis Scott Key witnessed flying over Fort McHenry, during the War of 1812. It was this 15 star flag that inspired Key to write the famous poem that eventually became our National Anthem.  Pickersgill, her mother, Rebecca Young - who began their flag-making business - and Mary's daughter, Caroline, moved into the house in 1806.  To learn more about the Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, please visit: