GSMD News

Pirates Ashore in Plymouth

Front Postcard Jpeg-02-01The Plymouth Historical Alliance (PHA) will partner with General Society of Mayflower Descendants and others to host Pirates Ashore in Plymouth, a free program of Pirate and Pilgrim fun for all ages.

Watch a band of legendary pirates sail into Plymouth Harbor on Saturday, May 16, 2015 to reenact the historic spring of 1646, when a crew of 80 English pirates descended on the quiet Pilgrim town.

Later in the day, visit the Pirate Encampment at the Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow Street, Plymouth for reenactments of reveling and feasting, musket and pike drills, and swordplay. 

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What do we really know about Elder William Brewster?

House in Spring 2014 
On Sunday, April 12, local author Barbara Lambert Merrick presented "What do we really know about Elder William Brewster?" at the Mayflower Society House. Merrick presented facts uncovered during research for her newly published book: The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4, volume 24 of the 'GSMD Silver Books' series. Editor Scott Andrew Bartley also gave a few remarks. See video of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/7dMaxunrioQ

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Much Awaited Elder William Brewster Silver Book is Released

Brewster books 1 - webMUCH AWAITED ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER GENEALOGY VOLUME IS RELEASED BY GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS' 'GSMD SILVER BOOKS' SERIES

A leader in Pilgrim genealogy research, The Mayflower Society has published its latest genealogy resource book, volume 24 of the 'GSMD Silver Books' series, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4, written by Barbara Lambert Merrick and edited by Scott Andrew Bartley.

Click here to purchase the book!

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The Mayflower Quarterly

The Mayflower Quarterly, our venerable publication, is getting ready to change. 

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40th General Congress was a huge success

banquet 2 edit2Last month, GSMD hosted the 40th Triennial Congress at the Society's national headquarters in Plymouth, MA. The conference stretched from September 5 through September 10, 2014 and it was a huge success. Almost 500 Society members and guests from all over the United States & Canada travelled to Plymouth to vote on changes to the bylaws, elect new officers, and most importantly – celebrate our Mayflower ancestors!

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2014 GSMD Scholarship Winners

The Scholarship Committee is delighted to announce the 2014 GSMD Scholarship winners. The three recipients have demonstrated commendable success in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Additionally, they each showed a true commitment to bettering themselves, much like our Mayflower ancestors did when they travelled to a new, uncharted world. 

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2015 GSMD SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is offering one $5000 scholarship and two $2500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.

In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants whose demonstrated commitment to bettering themselves makes them especially likely to benefit from the opportunities this scholarship will make possible for them.

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