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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the official web site for the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Washington.

We invite you to learn more about our Society, explore the possibility of joining and discover the benefits received from being a member of the Society.

You are eligible to join the Washington Mayflower Society, if you can document your descent from one or more of the passengers on the Mayflower voyage of 1620 that terminated on the shores of New England at Plymouth. Applicants must be 18 years of age to join. Any relative of an adult member can sponsor a child from birth to 18 years of age to become a Junior Member.

The Mayflower carried passengers who were coming to a new country to start a new life and the crew who sailed the Mayflower. A listing of the known people who made the journey on the Mayflower which land in 1620, including a brief Biography for each Mayflower passengers with descendants.

We hope that you will take a few moments to peruse the pages herein. Whether you are interested in becoming a member, or simply learning more about the Washington State Mayflower Society History, we are certain you will enjoy your visit.

Twenty-six Mayflower passengers (Heads of Households Males Only) are known to have left proven descendants, and they can be viewed in the "Eligibility & Passenger" section, as well as detailed membership information to assist in the process of joining the Society in "Applications" section. As of January 1, 2010 all passengers male or female and children who have proven descendants can be used for membership in the Mayflower Society.

To learn more about our Society Ojectives, or to apply for membership, view the pages which can be accessed from either the top and bottom of this page or contact an Officer of the Society.

Information about the lives, struggles and achievements of the Passengers on the Mayflower can be read from the books listed below.

A quote from the book, "Mayflower A Story of Courage, Community and War", by Nathaniel Philbrick states "In 2002 it was estimated that there were approximately 35 million descendants of the Mayflower passengers in the United States, which represents roughly 10 percent of the total U.S. population." You could be one of the 35 million persons who descend from a Mayflower Passenger.

Another book written about the religious climate in England, resulting in the move to Holland, and the Mayflower journey to the new country is "Thanksgiving", by Glen Alan Cheney

"Strangers and Pilgrims, Travelers and So-Journers", by Jeremy D. Bangs, PhD, published by and can be purchased directly from General Society of Mayflower Descendants in 2009, is the result of 30 years of reserach by Dr Bangs in Leiden Regional Archive, Archives of Leiden and Amsterdam Church Congrestions and all 24 Volume of the Plymouth Colony Records. The editor of the Washington Mayflower Newletter "Evergreen Log" says "It was a pleasure to have read this book of history. Read his review of this book in the "Evergreen Log" Vol 23, Issue 1 Winter 2010.


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