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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 Mayflower Pilgrims 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:

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  • John Alden
  • Bartholomew Allerton
  • Isaac Allerton
  • Mary (Norris) Allerton
  • Mary Allerton
  • Remember Allerton
  • Elinor Billington
  • Francis Billington
  • John Billington
  • William Bradford
  • Love Brewster
  • Mary Brewster
  • William Brewster
  • Peter Browne
  • James Chilton
  • Mrs. James Chilton
  • Mary Chilton
  • Francis Cooke
  • John Cooke
  • Edward Doty
  • Francis Eaton
  • Samuel Eaton
  • Sarah Eaton
  • Moses Fletcher*
  • Edward Fuller
  • Mrs. Edward Fuller
  • Samuel Fuller
  • Samuel Fuller (son of Edward)
  • Constance Hopkins
  • Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins
  • Giles Hopkins
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • John Howland
  • Richard More
  • Priscilla Mullins
  • William Mullins
  • Degory Priest
  • Joseph Rogers
  • Thomas Rogers
  • Henry Samson
  • George Soule
  • Myles Standish
  • Elizabeth Tilley
  • John Tilley
  • Joan (Hurst) Tilley
  • Richard Warren
  • Peregrine White
  • Resolved White
  • Susanna White
  • William White
  • Edward Winslow

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 from the Mayflower passenger down through your own generation (including full
names of spouses). We will review your submission and email our comments to you. Due to the volume of synopses we receive, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. We process them in the order received.

If you have more than one line, please choose one initial ancestor and submit only one synopsis. We process supplemental lines after your initial application has been approved.

**If you have a relative who is an approved member, you do not need to submit a synopsis. Please go directly the Preliminary Application form. Click here for synopsis form.

Submitting a Preliminary Application

As noted above, if you have a relative who is an approved member, you do not need to submit a synopsis. If you do have a relative who is an approved member, please note their relation to you and their GS number and their New York State Number on the preliminary application form. A fee payment needs to be included with the preliminary application form.

Preliminary application when paying online by credit card. Click here

Preliminary application when mailing a check. Click here

Submitting Supplemental Application

Supplemental lines can only be submitted after the original line has been approved. Supplemental line applications cannot be made online. Please mail the supplemental application form and a check for supplemental lines to the New York office: Society of Mayflower Descendants, 20 West 44th Street, Room 505, New York, New York 10036. The fee payment for the supplemental application needs to be included with the supplemental application form.

Supplemental application and mailing a check. Click here

Worksheet

You will be sent a worksheet by a NY Historian which clearly notes copies of documentation that needs to be submitted. Also included will be an Instruction Sheet outlining what types of documentation are acceptable.

Submitting Final Documentation

When your file is complete, you will be sent a final worksheet to sign, which you will send back to the NY office. Your file will then be sent to the GSMD to await review and approval. This process usually takes about 12 – 16 weeks.

Junior Membership Application

Once you become an approved member, you can sponsor a child for Junior Membership.

For Junior Membership Application form and pay with credit card. Click here

For Junior Membership Application form and mail in a check. Click here