Saturday, September 12, 2020


I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve received my “official” Mayflower Society member certificate.  It came in the mail 3 days ago.

I can now say that I am a proud member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

This has been great journey.  I was going to say a long journey, but I really don’t think it took that long, taking into consideration some of these things.
  • It’s 2020 and this has been anything but a normal year.
  • More applications were and still are being submitted due to this being the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing.
  • The people that volunteer to process our applications and communicate with us are all working under unusual conditions.  I appreciate every one of them.
  • The process itself is said to take a while, under normal circumstances.
All in all it was fairly seamless for me.  Again, I’ll publicly thank the historians who assisted me along the way, Dianna Saario and David Grinell.
  • 22 Jun 2019 I mailed my preliminary Review Form 
  • September 2019 I got word that I could proceed with my application
  • December 2019 I mailed my application to the California historian
  • Beginning of January 2020 my application was approved by the two historians who reviewed it separately
  • End of January 2020 my completed application was mailed to Plymouth. They will have the final word
  • July 21, 2020 – I’M APPROVED! by the General Society in Plymouth
  • August 22, 2020 I’m approved and accepted in the California State Society and receive notice of both my state member number and by general society member number
  • September 9, 2020 – I received my certificate
I’ve now joined the San Diego Colony and this morning attended a zoom meeting as a bonified member.  I’d been attending for the past couple of years with my friend Debby.  Hoping one day to be a “real” member.  And now……I am.

If you’re interested in reading a step by step synopsis about my journey, and the process it took to become a Mayflower Society member, please click HERE.

A salute to my Mayflower passenger Edward Doty and all those who came over on that ship.  How brave they were.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl
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