Membership Benefits

Founded in 1897, The Mayflower Society, or General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our national headquarters is on the campus of the historic Mayflower Society House in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on the Mayflower in 1620.

Organization of the Society

The General Society is governed by the General Congress, the General Board of Assistants and the Executive Committee. A staff of 20+ at the headquarters in Plymouth, Massachusetts handle the daily operations of the organization.


The General Society of Mayflower Descendants publishes The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine. The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine is the official publication of GSMD and is mailed to active members four times a year. Electronic versions of The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine are posted under the Members-Only section at no charge.

Membership Benefits

Each Member Society holds their own meetings and activities where members can connect and socialize with other Mayflower descendants, as well as share family stories, pay tribute to the Pilgrims, and educate others about their shared history. Along with this, your GSMD membership includes:

... and much more!