Welcome to a Journey in Search of Your Mayflower Ancestors


The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan (SMDM) is a non-profit, independent, hereditary society dedicated to preserving the history of our Mayflower ancestors through genealogical and historical research. Our society, founded in 1901, has over 1,000 current members. In association with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, we offer membership events which include historical and educational speakers.

Michigan Mayflower Society Governor, Craig Rich, was elected to a 3-year term in 2022. Please read the Governor's Welcome Message.

You may be eligible to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan if you can document your descent from one of the passengers on the Mayflower voyage in 1620. Check our membership page for a list of Mayflower passengers with known descendants and for information on how to start the application process.

We hope that you will take a few moments to explore our site, find a Pilgrim in your lineage and consider joining our organization. On our Membership page, you will find fillable application and line of descent forms, plus full instructions.

NEW! Introducing the Passenger Inheritance Program 

The Passenger Inheritance Program (PIP) is an opportunity for Mayflower Society members to “inherit” ancestors from their sibling, parent or grandparent OR from their child or grandchild without completing a formal application. And – here’s the best part – each PIP is a flat fee, regardless of how many ancestors are available to inherit.

This is a great way to honor the ancestors your close relatives have already proven your family’s connection to! Learn more about eligibility and “inherited ancestors” today!

Full details and an online order form can be found under the Members Only tab of The Mayflower Society website. You must be signed into website to access this section. See TheMayflowerSociety.org

News & Events

Visit News & Events for news articles and meeting dates and link to our Spring Meeting 2024 Reservation Form.

Connect with Us

The following Michigan Mayflower Facebook groups are available for further information:

facebook.com/MichiganMayflowerGuest  (This site is for non-members)

facebook.com/MichiganMayflowerMember (for members only)

General Society of Mayflower Descendants on Facebook:

PHOTO CREDIT: Banner image is Mayflower II, docked at the state pier in Plymouth. Thank you to photographer Janice Drew for the professional photos throughout our website.