IT’S OFFICIAL – During the 400th anniversary year - I received an email from the California Historian, last evening at 5:20.
My application has been approved by Plymouth!!
Talk about a happy dance
Here’s the email I received from the California Mayflower Society historian, David.
Next step – Notify the San Diego Colony, if they haven’t already been notified. They will officially add me as a member at a future meeting. I prefer to have this done in person, rather than via Zoom, so I’ll wait. I remember attending the meeting when my friend, Debby Warner Anderson was admitted to the colony. I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve heard from another of the officials, today, that my certificate will be mailed to me. Once I get it, I will be sharing it here on my blog.
I’m now a proud member of the DAR and the Mayflower Society. What’s next?
Good question. Those two memberships have always been on my “to do” list. I have a LOT more ancestors to research and more than a few to find. I will continue my research. AND, I will likely begin another application process to add names to my membership in the Mayflower Society. But, I will wait a year or so before going down that road.
To read about my entire journey, please click here Mayflower Society.
If you’ve been inspired by me or someone else to begin the application process, I’d love to hear about it in a comment or on your own blog.
Consider me “still smiling in Ramona”
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Congratulations, Diane. This is the year to join, too, with the 400th anniversary being celebrated.ReplyDelete
Thank Linda - I thought it was the perfect year too. I was fortunate enough to find my final evidence in June 2019 and get my application going in time for a 2020 admission.Delete
This is terrific, Diane! Your presentation with Debby was fantastic! I have been working on my sister-in-law's family tree as a gift to her. A few days ago, I found someone on the Mayflower!!! He was 16 year old Henry Samson. Her family is excited about this. But it is up to one of them to continue with membership with the Mayflower Society. I plan to write about Henry's cousin, baby Humility Cooper, who was also on the ship with their aunt & uncle Tilleys. Henry's mother was Martha Cooper, which was my mother's name. My brother got a kick out of that! Love your blog!! Mary CooperReplyDelete
Thank you Mary. How nice of you to work on your sister-in-law's tree. I’ve enjoyed helping family members as well. It’s very rewarding. I look forward to reading your post about Henry.Delete
Way to go, Diane! I'm still working on it...ReplyDelete
Thanks Randy. I’m sure you'll get there, with all your research skills. It’s a pretty proud moment. I knew I’d be happy, but I can’t stop smiling.Delete
Congratulations, Diane! Like Linda said, this is a great year to join, too! I'm still looking for a Mayflower ancestor, but the Jamestown Society is on my list. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Elizabeth. It is exciting. Good luck with your search. I expect you will eventually find a connection. But, Jamestown Society is also a good one.Delete
Congratulations on getting approved! Quite an accomplishment. Especially in this year of Mayflower 400 remembrances, it's wonderful to achieve this milestone.ReplyDelete
Thanks Marian - the perfect year for sure :)Delete
Congrats! I hope to meet up with you at some future Mayflower Society event!ReplyDelete
Heather, gosh how long have we "known" each other now? Many years. I too hope we can meet in person soon. You live in the perfect place. It would have been a fun year if it weren't for all this COVID stuff. Too bad it had to happen in 2020. There won't be another 400th anniversary for the Mayflower.Delete