What's New?

View our photos of
Compact Day 2013!

We've Moved!

Click here for details and some photos of our new space.

Junior News

Download the Fourth Annual Junior Tour & Peregrination form HERE.

Click here for the Spring 2014 Junior Compact.

Check out the photos from the
Third Annual Junior Tour
& Peregrination

Summer 2014 issue of
our newsletter

Click here for the Annual Meeting attendance form.

2013-14 Event Schedule

(updated 30 Sep 2013)

Mayflower Articles
(updated 22 July 2010)

Keep up to date on the
400th anniversary celebrations
for 2020 here.

Donate to MSMD!

with funds through

a will or charitable annuity

or to our scholarship fund.

Learn more about the
Mayflower Descendant,
our scholarly journal

General Information


Book Reviews (since 2000)

Subscription / back issues

Guide to the MD style

Latest MD available
to electronic subscribers

(Spring 2012)


Welcome to the
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants !


We have several events every year and welcome your attendance at each and every one. We invite you to bring along friends, relatives, and neighbors who might like to join our Society.

To those reading this for the first time, please take a moment to browse our website to learn more about us. You will find information on how to join and the benefits all under the "membership" menu or quick links to the right. Your membership helps us to preserve the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors and to sponsor this growing website to help others learn about the Mayflower and how to conduct their research.

For those already members, please consider having your parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren become members. Many members are descended from more than one Pilgrim ancestor. We encourage you to document these additional lines so we may better understand the full complexity of the Pilgrim progeny. You can do this through supplemental applications. Our entire staff is ready to assist you to complete these applications. Thank you for visiting our website. Please email or call us if you need any further assistance!

The Mayflower Compact

Written and signed in November 1620

One Family's Journey to Rediscover Their Mayflower Past

Charles McGrath's New York Times article details his family's trip to England and Holland on the trail of their ancestors.

Read his brief history and experience online.




© Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014

Please report any broken links to the webmaster.

Page updated 24 April 2014



Our new address:

175 Derby Street
Unit 13
Hingham, MA 02043-4036

Learn How to Join

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Form, fees, etc.

Junior Membership

We Have Four

Eligibility and forms

[image by Jean Migre]

Who were the
Mayflower Passengers?

Check out the list and
learn more about them

Where do I find the
vital records I need
for my application?

See our online
State Vital Records Guide
(updated 12 August 2011)

Mass. Probate Indexes

Berkshire County

Franklin County

Hampshire County
[Abbe to Ayres only]

See the Society's
incorporation documents
from 1896 and others

To request the Society's
public documents,
click here.