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“The world of genealogy is changing due to improved technology and the internet as well as continually changing research in the DNA world,” said Lea Sinclair Filson, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD). “Our partnership with NEHGS through its AmericanAncestors.org website allows us to continue being the ‘gold standard’ of genealogy research.”

June 30th is the last day to join the 1620 Club for the upcoming General Congress in September. 

General Society of Mayflower Descendants is looking for genealogy researchers to work with our Silver Books.

It is with personal regret but warm wishes that the General Society of Mayflower Descendants announces the semi-retirement of Executive Director Dr. Walter Powell.

Beginning the week of June 5th, and for about 10 days afterwards, a conservation crew headed by Ivan Myjer of Building and Monument Conservation, Arlington, MA will be completing some badly needed repairs to Plymouth Rock as part of a multi-year million dollar plan by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for renovations to the monuments and memorials at Pilgrim Memorial State Park.

This past week, a group of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UMass-Boston's Summer Field School at the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research have been doing surveys and shovel tests on the Mayflower Society House property. Directed by Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek, the Field School is now in its 5th year in Plymouth, and is part of an ongoing effort to locate as much evidence of the 17th Century community as possible.

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