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Committed to lineage research on the Pilgrims and education on the role they played in defining our country.

FrontPageBlackWhiteShipThe Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants was founded in 1899 to perpetuate the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors and to maintain and defend the principles of civil and religious liberty set forth in the Mayflower Compact. Membership is open to all who can prove lineal descent from one of the Mayflower passengers. 

This website is a resource for current members and anyone else interested in learning more about the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and early New England history.

Here you can explore all our society has to offer– learn how to apply for membership and scholarships; see and RSVP to our upcoming events; read our publications; find links for further research; and purchase items in our store. Scroll around, pull down some menus, click on a few links and read all about the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.

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"Sail On Pilgrims" 400th Anniversary Ornament