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Weber County DUP Museum

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State of deseret/utah territory

Become a member of the Daughters of utah pioneers

Any woman is eligible for membership in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) who is:

  • Over the age of eighteen
  • Of good character
  • A direct-line descendant or legally adopted direct-line descendant with a pioneer ancestor. A direct-line 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.

A Pioneer ancestor can be:

A person who traveled to or through the geographic area covered by State of Deseret/Utah Territory before 10 May 1869, such as 

  1. Trappers, hunters, or freighters
  2. Members of wagon companies (Mormon or Non- Mormon)
  3. Members of the Mormon Battalion who traveled to or through the geographic area covered by State of Deseret/Utah territory before the completion of the railroad  on May 10, 1869.
  4. Members of Johnston's Army who traveled to or through the geographic area covered by Utah Territory between 1857-1858 (Utah War, 1857-1858)​
  5. ​Passengers of Ship Brooklyn who settled in San Diego, San Bernardino, or traveled to or through the geographic area covered by State of Deseret/Utah territory.
  6. Workers on the railroad in the geographic area covered by Utah Territory before 10 May 1869. 

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 collections.  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 submitted.
  • 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 Annual Seminar.


An Associate DUP

  • Women who do not have ancestors who came to the state of Deseret before May 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 DUP" 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 International for storage in the files.
  • An associate may pay for a subscription to Legacy newsletter for $10 annually.  Her name and complete address should be added to the Camp Membership Report if she desires the Legacy subscription.  She does not pay International dues.  An Associate shall make a donation  to camps and companies in the amount of dues paid by active members.
  • No application form is needed to be sent to International to become an Associate.  A certificate can be given to an Associate, if desired.

​How to Join

  • Contact one of the Company Presidents listed on the Contact Page.  They can help you find out which Company you would be in and who to contact to get your application.