Daughters of Utah Pioneers

I visited my mother this past week and forced her to join the D.U.P. with me!  My sister said, “You’re already a daughter of a Utah pioneer.”  I know… but now it’s official and I can wear one of their cool pins!  To be a member, we had to fill out an application and prove that we have at least one ancestor that entered Utah between 1847 and 1868.  I couldn’t decide which ancestor to put on the application.  We joined the “Birch Camp” located in Nephi.  My great-grandmother, Bertha Bowers Bowles, was captain of that camp at one time!

I’m looking forward to getting my first newsletter or whatever communication it is that I will receive to acknowledge my joining the group.  I don’t understand exactly what will be required of me as a member, but looking forward to it all the same.  You can find out all about the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization at their website.  You can look for ancestors and which company they were in at the Pioneer Company Search website.  Another fabulous resource is the Mormon Migration database that gives lists of passengers that sailed to America on a variety of ships.

UPDATE… Since writing this post, I have also joined the Utah Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Daughters of the American Revolution!

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