Is there a society for the descendants of Mayflower passenger William Bradford?

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, was set up in 1897 and is committed to research the lineal descent of the Pilgrims and provides education about those who travelled on the Mayflower in 1620.

Are there any descendants of William Bradford?

He served as Governor of Plymouth from 1621-1632 and was the leader who oversaw and organized the first Thanksgiving. Other notable descendants of William Bradford: Christopher Reeve, George McClellan, Hugh Heffner.

Is there a club for Mayflower descendants?

Yes. Members of the Mayflower Society must have proven their descent from a direct lineal ancestor (not the sibling of, for example). What does it cost to join? The fees to join include an application fee and dues to the Member Society.

How do I know if my family came over on the Mayflower?

Find Out If You Are a Mayflower Descendant. Sadly, there is no free search online that will tell you if you connect to a Mayflower passenger, but American Ancestors from the NEHGS does offer a wonderful searchable database of more than half a million records of Mayflower descendants if you are a member.

How many living descendants of the Mayflower are there?

35 million Mayflower descendants

But for how many? There are a few estimates out there, all of them quite high. According to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, there are “35 million Mayflower descendants in the world”.

What are the benefits of being a Mayflower descendant?

  • Children and grandchildren of Members are eligible to apply for scholarships.
  • Free tours of the historic Mayflower Society House (built by the great-grandson of Pilgrim Edward Winslow in 1754)
  • Free admission to the Genealogical Research Library (by appointment)

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