Membership in the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants:
• Welcome! Many families hold a tradition that they are descended from the Pilgrims, which often kindles an interest in finding out more. Sometimes the stories of a Mayflower heritage are true and it is easy to document a descent. More often the documentation is missing and must be researched and supplied to prove one's line. The good news is that advanced research techniques, improved genealogy library collections, and computerized resources have made it easier to track down your Pilgrim roots. If you are interested in joining us, you will need to provide evidence of your lineage from one of the Mayflower Pilgrims. Anyone who can prove this ancestry may join
• To become an approved official member of the Mayflower Society, your first step is to contact the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants and work with their Historian on your application. All members apply through a Member Society. Each Member Society has its own structure with its own governor and officers, including at least one Historian who can help you figure out your lineage and gather documents.
• You need documented descent from one or more of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
The best documentation to look for is vital records such as the birth, marriage, and death certificates for each person. Other documentation might be published genealogies, family documents and other official records. If you have a relative who is a member of the Mayflower Society, you may be able to use their lineage documentation to help you with your research.
Interested in joining the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants ?
Fill out the following Review Form and send it to the Society Historian.
Review Form (Opens in a new tab)
Download or save this pdf form to your computer, open and fill in your information.
When you are done, email it as a file attachment, to the Historian, using the email address shown on the form.
Or if you would prefer, you can mail the form to the mailing address given on the form.