GSMD News

Join the Pilgrim Progress this summer in Plymouth

Pilgrim Progress MarchTake part in a special Pilgrim tradition this summer! On the first four Friday evenings in August, Mayflower descendants are invited to join the Pilgrim Progress, a reenactment of the Pilgrims' procession to church, which has been an annual event in Plymouth since 1921.

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NEW GSMD Junior Facebook Group

Our GSMD Junior Committee has a new Facebook group! Join the group to keep up with all things related to Junior memberships - activities, scholarships, membership questions, and more.

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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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