The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York


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Determining your eligibility.  If you have documentation that leads you to believe you may be descended from a passenger on the Mayflower voyage of 1620 that terminated on the shores of New England at Plymouth, you may be eligible to join the Society.  The following are the male passengers known to have left descendants.  Any person able to document his/her lineal descent from one or more of the following Mayflower passengers is eligible to apply for membership in the Society:

John Alden Francis Eaton Thomas Rogers
Isaac Allerton Moses Fletcher* Henry Samson
John Billington Edward Fuller George Soule
William Bradford  Samuel Fuller Myles Standish
William Brewster Stephen Hopkins John Tilley
Peter Brown    John Howland  Richard Warren
James Chilton Richard More    William White
Francis Cooke   William Mullins Edward Winslow
Edward Doty Degory Priest  

* Moses Fletcher died the first winter; his family never came to Plymouth. All known descendants reside in The Netherlands.

Submitting a Synopsis. Fill-in the synopsis of your lineage from the Mayflower passenger down to your generation (including full names of spouses).  Email the synopsis to us.  We will review your submission and email our comments to you. Click here for synopsis form.

Preliminary Application. Print the form and submit it along with your filing fee to the New York office.  Click here for Preliminary Application.

Worksheet.  You will be sent a worksheet by a New York Society Historian along with instructions on how to fill-out the worksheet and what types of documentation must be submitted to prove a lineage.

Submitting Final Documentation. Completed worksheets and documentation should be submitted within one year to the New York Historian assigned to work with you.  The completed lineage will be submitted to the General Historian in Plymouth for approval.  Membership will then be approved by New York Society. Approved Members pay Annual Dues.


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