There are over 35 million Mayflower descendants worldwide. Are you one of them? 

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has announced a new program called Passenger Inheritance Program (PIP). See details at the bottom of this page!

The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan invites you to join us!

How do I get started?

Complete the Preliminary Application form and Proposed Line of Descent form from the links below. Send these along with the required fees and documentation to Lee Bennett of our Historian Team. Lee's address is on the Preliminary Application form.

The new GSMD guidelines require that all supporting records and other documentation be submitted as separate jpg files. If you do not have the ability to provide them in this format, please contact Deputy Historian, Lee Bennett, who will assist you with an alternative solution.

Lee Bennett will guide you through the membership application process. For more detailed information click on the links below:

Some of our membership benefits:

  • Two annual luncheons with educational speakers
  • Scholarships are available for eligible junior and family members
  • Lifetime memberships available, requiring no annual dues
  • New friendships with member cousins
  • Volunteer opportunities

What does it cost to become a member?

A new member application is $212 (This includes the $160 application fee, plus $52 for first year dues). You can also opt to pay $160, plus a one-time-only dues payment based upon your age, for life membership.

For Life Membership information see Dues And Fees.

Who can answer more of my application questions?

Please contact Deputy Historian, Lee Bennett.

We look forward to helping you become one of our members!

Who is eligible?

Anyone who can document their lineage back to one or more of the Mayflower passengers with known descendants.

See Table Below:

Men on the Mayflower

John Alden
Isaac Allerton
John Billington
William Bradford
William Brewster
Peter Browne
James Chilton
Francis Cooke

Edward Doty
Francis Eaton
Moses Fletcher
Edward Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Stephen Hopkins
John Howland
William Mullins
Degory Priest

Thomas Rogers
Henry Samson
George Soule
Myles Standish
John Tilley
Richard Warren
William White
Edward Winslow

Women on the Mayflower

Mrs. Mary (Norris) Allerton
Mrs. Elinor Billington
Mrs. Mary Brewster
Mrs. James Chilton
Mrs. Sarah Eaton

Mrs. Edward Fuller
Mrs. Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins
Joan (Hurst) Tilley
Mrs. Susanna White Winslow

Children on the Mayflower who left Descendants

Bartholomew Allerton
Remember Allerton
Mary Allerton
Francis Billington
Love Brewster
Mary Chilton

John Cooke
Samuel Eaton
Samuel Fuller
Constance Hopkins
Giles Hopkins
Richard More

Priscilla Mullins
Joseph Rogers
Elizabeth Tilley
Peregrine White
Resolved White

Passenger Inheritance Program (PIP)

Are you already a member? The Passenger Inheritance Program is now available!

PIP is an opportunity for members to "inherit" ancestors from their sibling, parent or grandparent (or even their child or grandchild) without completing an application. And - here's the best part - each PIP is a flat fee of $150.00, regardless how many ancestors are available to inherit.

The PIP program will be handled exclusively by the GSMD - the member societies are not involved with the process. To find out more about this new program, please visit the GSMD website at, and log in via the Members Only section. From the Members Only page, select Members Landing, and then, Passenger Inheritance Program from the sidebar, for full details.