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As of 12/14/15, the process for joining the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan has changed.

 

1. 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: smdm-applications@comcast.net

 

2.  Mr. 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. 

 

3.  The 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 marriage. 

This is the time when you will personally research any gaps remaining on your application.

 

4.  When the documentation is complete, Mrs. Sonnecken will prepare your application for signature. 

5.  Please 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
John Alden
Isaac Allerton
John Billington
William Bradford
William Brewster
Peter Browne
James Chilton
Francis Cooke
Edward Doty
Francis Eaton
Moses Fletcher
Edward Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Stephen Hopkins
John Howland
Richard More
William Mullins
Degory Priest
Thomas Rogers
Henry Samson
George Soule
Myles Standish
John Tilley
Richard Warren
William White
Edward Winslow
 

              Women on the Mayflower

Mrs. Mary (Norris) Allerton

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 Priscilla's mother]

Joan (Hurst) Tilley
 Mrs. Susanna White Winslow

 

 

Children on the Mayflower who left descendants

Bartholomew Allerton

Remember Allerton

Mary Allerton

Francis Billington

Love Brewster

Mary Chilton

John Cooke

Samuel Eaton

Samuel Fuller

Constance Hopkins

Giles Hopkins

Priscilla Mullins

Joseph Rogers

Elizabeth Tilley

Peregrine White

Resolved White

 

 
 

If you are already a member or contemplating becoming one, here is the fee schedule.

Membership Dues Schedule
Annual membership . . . $32

 

Life membership is also available to all members.  Click HERE for the Life Membership Form.

 

All dues are fully tax deductible
 
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Each annual member who needs to pay dues will receive an individual dues notice each September.

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Members newly admitted or reinstated during the same calendar year do not need to pay dues again during the same calendar year.

 

bullet Junior Membership is also available.  Click HERE for the APPLICATION form.
bulletJunior Sponsor Information form: PDF or RTF.

Please make your dues check payable to Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan and send it to the treasurer, Thora Goodnight, 1389 Oakwood Terrace, Midland, MI 48640. If you need to contact Thora Goodnight by email, please click her name: Thora Goodnight.