How to Join

JOINING

A preliminary application is first obtained from the local colony historian. The application fee is $115.00 payable in two installments: first $40.00 paid with the preliminary application, second $75.00 is paid when your final application is signed and sent to the General Society in Plymouth, MA. Annual dues to your local Mayflower Colony are $34.00 payable upon election and thereafter in January. The annual dues provide continued membership benefits in the national, Florida and local Mayflower organizations. Please complete the Preliminary Lineage Form in this section and print for future reference and assistance. The colony historian is the person who can assist you with your official application. Our Colony Page on this website will allow you to see the information for colony officers in the colony nearest you. 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Membership in the Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants includes membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and a subscription to its magazine The Mayflower Quarterly. You will receive newsletters from your colony and from the State Society with the opportunity to learn more about our ancestors and to share our family heritage. 

RESEARCH RESOURCES

Many of the colonies supply local libraries with the Mayflower silver books, which are published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The silver books contain the first five generations of most of the Mayflower passengers. Your colony historian is available to assist you in finding the necessary documentation and help you with completion of your application. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is described in more detail in the Florida Application Procedures Guide available below. You will be assigned a Historian who will work with you on your application. Usually this is a Colony Historian. All Historians are volunteers and cannot do extensive genealogical research. Please understand that many persons are seeking confirmation of their Mayflower lineage and applications can sometimes take a year to complete.        

Applicants are encouraged to periodically contact their assigned Historian concerning the status of their applications. If there are further questions or concerns, please contact one of the Florida Co-Historians (contact information is on page 13 of the 2020 Application Procedures available below).

Once your application is submitted to the General Society for review, the Florida Co-Historian will inform you and give you an estimate of review time. 

2020 FLORIDA APPLICATION GUIDE


The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Florida have prepared an application procedures guide for persons interested in seeking membership. THIS IS REQUIRED READING FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

The guide may be downloaded by clicking on this link.

MAYFLOWER LINEAGE MATCH FORM

Click here for the Mayflower Lineage Match Form and Quick Start Guide

PREVIOUS FLORIDA MAYFLOWER MEMBER?

If you are a previous member that needs to be re-instated, click here and use this form.  

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