Becoming A Member


Any person able to document his or her descent from one or more of the following Mayflower Pilgrims is eligible to apply for regular membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants:

John Alden                                                                                                           Stephen & Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins (children: Constance, Giles, Damaris)
Isaac & Mary (Norris) Allerton (children: Bartholomew, Mary, Remember)    John Howland
John Allerton                                                                                                              Richard More
John & Elinore Billington (sons, John,  Francis)                                                     William & Alice Mullins (children: Priscilla, Joseph)
William & Dorothy (May) Bradford                                                                         Degory Priest
William & Mary Brewster (children: Love, Wrestling)                                          Thomas Rogers (son, Joseph)
Peter Brown                                                                                                               Henry Samson
James & Mrs. Chilton (daughter, Mary)                                                                  George Soule
Francis Cooke (son, John)                                                                                         Myles & Rose Standish
Edward Doty                                                                                                               John & Joan (Hurst) Tilley (daughter, Elizabeth)
Francis & Sarah Eaton ( son, Samuel)                                                                     Richard Warren
Moses Fletcher                                                                                                           William & Susanna (Jackson) White (sons, Peregrine, Resolved)
Edward & Mrs. Fuller (son, Samuel)                                                                       Edward & Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow
Dr. Samuel Fuller

For information about membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Florida (FSMD), and our colony, please contact Colony Historian Kurt Bressner or assistant Historian Carol Robinson
If you are interested in information about transferring to our colony from another state please contact our membership secretary Marsha Adams.

Additional Memberships:
Junior Members
Our Junior Members are part of the Florida Mayflower Juniors Program which is open to any Colony member who would like to sponsor a family member under 18 years of age, including sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The prospective Junior member need not live in Florida. This program is honorary: being a Junior Member does not confer membership to the General Society. When a Junior Member reaches the age of 18, s/he may submit a regular membership application that must meet the application requirements. The cost of the Florida Junior Program is a one-time fee of $30.00. The sponsor will receive the Junior Member’s certificate and information packet for presentation. The Florida Mayflower Juniors program is a meaningful way to celebrate your family’s role in continuing America’s Pilgrim lineage.

Scholarship Programs:FLORIDA SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2023The Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants is proud to announce the availability of four $2,000 scholarships for 2023, including the prestigious Edward Sullivan award.Applicant must be a current high school senior, current first year college freshman, or a returning member of the U.S. military who is or will be attending a college or university or a vocational/trade school.Student must be sponsored by a biological relative of a current member in good standing of the Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants.  (Examples: Parent, grandparent, great grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin.)

Further information and forms may be obtained at the Florida Society website at this link:

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. Information can be found here: an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant.  Please note that the membership number supplied must be for a living and currently active GSMD member.  Also, you will be required to list your Mayflower Ancestor(s) from the ship.

Application Deadline: The deadline for the 2023 GSMD Scholarship Program is March 1, 2023

Lifetime Members
We currently have 6 lifetime members. Any FSMD member in good standing who has attained the age of fifty (50) years and has been a FSMD member in good standing for more than five(5) years is eligible to become a Life Member of FSMD.