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You may be eligible to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants if you can document your descent from one or more of the passengers on the Mayflower voyage of 1620 that terminated on the shores of New England at Plymouth.  The following twenty-nine Mayflower passengers are known to have left proven descendants.
John Alden
Isaac Allerton
John Billington
William Bradford
William Brewster
Peter Brown
James Chilton
Francis Cooke
Edward Doty
Francis Eaton
Elizabeth Fisher
(second wife of Stephen Hopkins)
Moses Fletcher
Edward Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Stephen Hopkins
John Howland
Joan Hurst
( wife of John Tilley)
Richard More
William Mullins
Mary Norris
(wife of Isaac Allerton)
Degory Priest
Thomas Rogers
Henry Samson
George Soule
Myles Standish
John Tilley
Richard Warren
William White
Edward Winslow

Each State Society is an autonomous organization, so if you live in Maryland, you will apply to us for membership in the Mayflower Society. If you live elsewhere, go to our page on Other Mayflower Websites and follow the link to the General Mayflower Society website, where you will find contact information for other Mayflower State Societies. 

How to Apply for Membership

To begin the application process, you should mark your e-mail Subject line: "Request For Information" from the Historian of the Maryland Mayflower Society at the following e-mail address: 


It is recommended to print the
Maryland Mayflower Preliminary Review Form,
and complete your lineage. This form should be mailed to the Maryland Mayflower Society Historian at the following address:

Dwight N. Mason
7307 Broxburn Court
Bethesda, MD 20817-4754

The Historian will advise you on the preparation of an application for membership. Please note that membership will not be conferred until (1) your application has been approved both by the Maryland State Historian and by the Historian General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and (2) you have paid all requisite fees and dues. 

Filing Fee, Initiation Fee and Dues:

  • A non-refundable filing (processing) fee of $75.00, made payable to General Society Mayflower Descendants, is due upon completion of the membership application process;
  • A separate check of $115.00, made payable to the Maryland Mayflower Society, is also due upon completion of the membership application process.  This amount includes a non-refundable filing (processing) fee of $25.00 and an initiation fee of $90.00, which would be refunded should the lineage application be rejected by the Historian General of our Society

Types of Membership and Dues:

  • Annual Membership is open to proven descendants who are age 18 or older. The annual dues are $40 and are due January 1 of each year.
  • Life Membership is open to proven descendants age 18 or older. Annual Membership may be converted to Life Membership by paying a one-time fee of $800 at the time of application or anytime after you become a member. Life Memberships are not transferrable.
  • Junior Membership* is open to proven descendants who are under the age of 18 years and who are related by blood to a present or past member of the Society. The annual dues are $15. A Junior Member may not vote or hold office.
  • Junior Life Membership is open to proven descendants under the age of 18 years. There is a one-time fee of $800 payable at the time of application. Junior Life Members automatically become Life Members and attain voting privileges at age 18. Junior Life Memberships are not transferrable.

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Reinstatement Fees:

Former members of the Maryland Mayflower Society wishing to be reinstated should make that request in a letter to the Historian. There is a $100 fee for reinstatement. If application is made on or before March 31, the required annual dues payment for that year is $40. If after March 31, the dues payment is $50. One check made out to the Maryland Mayflower Society for $140 or $150 should accompany the application for reinstatement.

*Between the ages of 18 and 25 a Junior Member may transfer to Annual or Life Membership in the Maryland Society, provided the usual lineage papers have been furnished and approved prior to or at the time of the application for transfer from Junior to Regular (Annual or Life) Membership.

Notice: Dues and fees may be changed by the Society at any time without notice.

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