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The 41st Mayflower Congress was held September 8-13, 2017 with business sessions being held on Monday, September 11, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12. 

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Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Committee for the 2017 - 2020 term!

It is really encouraging to see the interest our announcement has created with members and those who may have DNA links with the Mayflower Pilgrims.

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to report the following winners for 2017. Chair Lorrie Link thanks committee members Mark Fulcomer, Sally Johnson, Judy Needham and Laura Brock for their hard work selecting the winners.

GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP ESTABLISHED BETWEEN FAMILY TREE DNA AND GENERAL SOCIETY MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (GSMD)

FTDNAPartenrshipPioneering company in the field of Genetic Genealogy, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), is partnering with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD)to identify the DNA profile of the Mayflower Pilgrims. 
The partnership is a natural progression. Both organizations strive to bring the most accurate information possible to their constituents. Marrying GSMD lineage documentation to FTDNA tests will allow The Mayflower Society to remain cutting edge in the genealogy field. 

The Mayflower Project at FTDNA will now accept only 67-marker YDNA tests. This will greatly help FTDNA as they work to define with better accuracy the DNA of the Pilgrim ancestors. We need to collect DNA information from as many of our male members as possible. This is a groundbreaking project that will allow us to remain the gold standard in lineage research.

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