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.

In addition to the Junior’s program, the Florida Society offers two $1,500 educational scholarships to twelfth-grade students who are a citizen of the United States and a descendant of a Mayflower Passenger. The applicants must have a proven ancestry to a Mayflower passenger, and the sponsoring relative must be a member of the Florida Society. An unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 and the completion of a 400-600 word essay on the Pilgrims are required. No financial information is requested.

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

Lifetime Members
We currently have 4 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.