General Society of
Mayflower Descendants

400 years ago 102 passengers crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower; today, there are tens of millions of individuals descended from them across the globe. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants was founded in 1897 and membership is formed from those who can prove descent from one or more Mayflower passengers.

Their mission statement:
'The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, GSMD, is committed to research on the lineal descent of the Mayflower Pilgrims and education about the Pilgrims who travelled aboard the Mayflower in 1620. The Society provides education and understanding of why the Mayflower Pilgrims were important, how they shaped western civilization, and what their 1620 voyage and its impact on the world means today.'