As of 12/14/15, the process for
joining the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan has changed.
To start your Mayflower
application process, please contact our historian's assistant
by clicking on his name:
Lee B. Bennett or
type into your email program:
Bennett will send you a Preliminary Application to complete, and will
explain, in general, the steps of the application process for membership.
These steps include application fees, your proposed line of descent from a
Mayflower passenger, and initial and other documentation requirements.
You will be asked to send Mr. Bennett your completed Preliminary
Application, your application fees, your proposed line of descent, and
copies of documents (birth, death, and marriage certificates) for your first
three generations (you, your parents, and your grandparents in the line).
Mr. Bennett will then forward your proposed line and the documentation
requested to our State Historian, Diane Sonnecken.
Historian will send you an application worksheet that details what is known
about your lineage after researching files held at the General Society. If
further primary documentation is needed, you will be so advised and will
need to provide more documents that support claims of birth, death, and/or
This is the time when you will personally research any gaps remaining on
the documentation is complete, Mrs. Sonnecken will prepare your application
note that your membership will be conferred after approval by both the
Michigan State Historian and by the Historian General of the General Society
of Mayflower Descendants.
Who is eligible to
join? Any person able to document his/her descent
from one or more of the following Mayflower passengers is eligible to apply for
membership in the Mayflower Society:
Men on the Mayflower
Women on the Mayflower
Mrs. Mary (Norris)
Mrs. Elinor Billington
Mrs. Mary Brewster
Mrs. James Chilton
Mrs. Sarah Eaton
Mrs. Edward Fuller
Mrs. Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins
Mrs. Alice Mullins [not proved to be
Mrs. Susanna White Winslow
Children on the Mayflower who left