Mayflower Society Membership Applications Digital Database

The Mayflower Membership Applications Database (1620 – 1920) was created as a result of an historic partnership among The Mayflower Society, AmericanAncestors, and FamilySearch.  The purpose of the database is to increase membership and our status throughout the genealogical community. We thank the employees and volunteers of all three organizations for amazing work to make this information available online.

Now you can search for your ancestor in the world’s largest database of Mayflower lineages—only on This new database — called the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920 — is available to anyone with an American Ancestors membership, Individual level or higher, and it is available for free to members of The Mayflower Society.

It includes all applications and supplemental applications to The Mayflower Society starting from its founding in 1897 and including only applicants who were born before January 1, 1920.

The database index includes:

  • the applicant
  • their ancestral Mayflower passenger
  • the indexed birth, marriage and death information for each generation of descendants on the application

The dates of 93 percent of the genealogical records indexed from these applications fall between 1620 and 1920. You may find marriage and death records for dates well after 1920.


When you login for the First Time

For Mayflower Society members logging into American Ancestors for the first time, you will land at a sign-up page.  Choose the option to “Register as a Guest”.  You will, then, be asked for your email address, to create a password and your name.  At that time, you will be entitled to access the database for free. Remember to keep track of your password, so you can make repeat visits to this site.

Special NEHGS Offer for Mayflower Society Members

There has never been a better time to be a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)! With a growing collection of 1.4 BILLION names on, original scholarship and unique educational resources; NEHGS has the tools and expertise you need to uncover your family’s unique story.

The Mayflower Society is pleased to partner with NEHGS to offer you special discounted rates on NEHGS membership. If you are joining NEHGS for the first time, you will also receive a free, 15-minute consultation with a genealogist to help you get started.

Members Receive:

  • Full access to over 1.4 BILLION names on
  • Subscriptions to the NEHGS quarterly magazine, American Ancestors, and The Register – The Journal of American Genealogy
  • Discount on NEHGS publications and services
  • Free access to the NEHGS Boston research Library
  • Access to the most exclusive and essential research materials and assistance in family history
You can redeem this offer in two ways: Phone or Online


Phone: Call the NEHGS Member Services Team at 888-296-3447 (choose option 1). Be sure to have your General Society number at hand so that your membership can be verified.


Online: Go to, where you will either login or create a new account, then enter the appropriate promo code: NEWGSMD for a new membership, or RENEWGSMD for a renewal discount.

Offer valid only for current members of The Mayflower Society.
Join discount and free consultation only valid for new memberships.  
Renewal discount only valid on membership renewals.
Questions? Contact NEHGS Member Services at or 888-296-3447 (choose option 1).