Pilgrim Family Societies

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Family Societies are organizations run by Mayflower descendants with a focus on a particular Pilgrim family and its lineage. Many descendants become involved with one or more Family Societies in addition to being a member of GSMD. As a member of GSMD, you can easily join one of the Family Societies we partner with and endorse.

GSMD endorses the following Family Societies:

Alden Kindred of America – alden.org

Pilgrim Isaac Allerton Society – isaacallerton.com

Billington Family Society – billingtonfamilysociety.com

Governor William Bradford Compact – mygwbc.org 

The Elder William Brewster Society – brewsterfamily.org

Pilgrim Peter Brown Society – pilgrimpeterbrownsociety.org

Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society – pilgrimfranciscookesociety.org

Delano Kindred - delanokindred.us

The Pilgrim Edward Doty Society – edwarddoty.org

The Eaton Families Association – eatongenealogy.com

The Fuller Society – thefullersociety.org

Lothropp Family Foundation – lothropp.org

Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society – home.pilgrimhopkins.com

The Pilgrim John Howland Society – pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org

The Nickerson Family Association – nickersonassoc.com

Thomas Rogers Society – thomasrogerssociety.com

Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred – pilgrimhenrysamsonkindred.org

Soule Kindred in America – soulekindred.org

Society of Myles Standish Descendants, Inc. – mylesstandishsociety.org

Warren Cousins – facebook.com/thewarrencousins

The Pilgrim William White Society – thepilgrimwilliamwhitesociety.org

Winslow Heritage Society – winslowheritagesociety.org

Family Society Partnership

 For an annual donation of $250 to GSMD, a Family Society will receive GSMD marketing, discounts, and other opportunities including the following:

  • GSMD will make the Family Society a part of its public relations and marketing efforts
  • Display a link on GSMD’s website to each Family Society's website
  • Designate a meeting time during the GSMD meeting schedule at Congress
  • Communicate and market news of Family Societies in GSMD Quarterly
  • GSMD will make available information to new members about Family Society membership
  • Family Societies will receive flyers for GSMD membership to include in their new member packets
  • Of $250 annual donation, $100 will go to the GSMD Silver Books Project
  • A GSMD endorsement symbol will be given to Family Society to display on their website and promotional materials
  • Acceptance of your DNA tested members into the official GSMD Mayflower Society FTDNA Project (DNA kits must be 37 markers or higher and must match a Mayflower ancestor)

    If your family society is interested in joining, please contact Membership Services at membership@themayflowersociety.org or 508.746.3188.

Family Society Update

We are pleased to report: Because GSMD’s Family Society Partners did not receive full benefits in 2020 due to the cancellation of Congress in Plymouth, on January 13th, 2021, the Executive Committee voted to authorize the extension of existing Family Society Partner Memberships from calendar year 2020 to calendar year 2021, without requiring an additional donation.

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