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General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Since 1897

Webinar Schedule for 2022 Now Available

In 2021, the Mayflower Society launched a very popular Lecture Series covering a variety of Mayflower Pilgrim-related topics including their odyssey, their life and times, their maritime experience and, of course, genealogy!

Please plan to join us in 2022 to learn more from the comfort of your home.

Monthly webinar lectures are free and open to the public.

No pre-registration required.  See the lecture schedule here.

2022 Scholarship Application Program Now Open!

Application Deadline: The deadline for the 2022 GSMD Scholarship Program is March 1, 2022. 

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.


For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid GSMD membership number for either the scholarship applicant, a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the scholarship applicant.

Members can now access the 2022 GSMD Scholarship Program forms from the Members Only section of the website. 

Mayflower Lineage Match

Find out how much of your Mayflower lineage has been previously verified

Who We Are
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In 1620, a brave group of 102 men, women, and children sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in search of a better life.

In 1897, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was established to pay homage to the Pilgrims through preservation and education.


The Mayflower Society now has a network of more than 54 member societies across the world. Our members have formed lifelong bonds together while honoring the sacred legacy of our ancestors.

The Mayflower Society depends on the generosity and support of our members and friends around the world to carry out our mission.