Welcome to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New Hampshire

The Mayflower on the Arrival in Plymouth Harbor by William Fomby Halsall (1841-1919)
Used with permission from the Pilgrim Hall Museum

     It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the New Hampshire  Mayflower Society.  Our charter was presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts, August 15, 1930, at historic Exeter, New Hampshire, our state's second settlement and colonial capital.  The Society's purpose as  stated in our Charter, includes among other things, “To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors, and to pay homage to and defend the principles of civil and religious liberty which they promulgated in the ‘Compact of the Mayflower,’ as set forth in these words,” conveyed to us by the writings of Governor William Bradford:

    “For ye glorie of God, and advancement of ye Christian faith and honour of our…countrie.”

    Our society seeks to fulfill this mission through genealogical research, scholarships awarded yearly to worthy students, and with various publications and educational programs.  Becoming a member authenticates and preserves the values of our Pilgrim forefathers as expressed in the Mayflower Compact.

    As a 501 (c) 3 organization, financial gifts to the society's  Memorial Scholarship Fund are tax deductible. Please consider a generous donation, and help assist worthy students whose interests include preserving the values of our Pilgrim forefathers as expressed in the Mayflower Compact. 

    At the following link, see the Winslow House Museum of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, situated in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The museum, and the society's genealogical library are on these grounds. They are well worth a visit for members and non-members, alike. The Mayflower Society House

   Pictured is the old Winslow mansion, now known as The Mayflower House, a museum on the grounds of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Please explore our site, where you will find information about membership, scheduled events, scholarship criteria and deadlines, copies of recent newsletters, and a history of our society.

    With best wishes,

Richard Herbert Tivey
37th Governor,
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of New Hampshire
Contact us at:  Governor@nhmayflower.org

Society News and Events

  • General Society Announces Newly Published Monograph The Cry of a Stone is now available from the General Society.  This book, originally published in 1642 was written by Pilgrim Robert Cushman in 1619.  A must read for ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 3:43 PM by Penny Webster
  • New Information Uploaded for the Juniors Gathering at Odiorne State Park Please see the Junior Member page to find details, registration form and the photo release for this event.
    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 3:57 PM by Penny Webster
  • Updated Information on the Isles of Shoals Day Trip - July 12, 2016 This is an update of a previous post.  From Ship to Shore, come enjoy a wonderful sea voyage to the Isles of Shoals.  Some of our ancestors from the Mayflower ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 3:42 PM by Penny Webster
  • Meeting of the Board of Assistants The Board of Assistants will be meeting March 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM at the John Stark House, 2000 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. See you there!
    Posted Mar 12, 2016, 5:28 AM by Penny Webster
  • Memorial Scholarship Deadline is February 15. Apply Today. Please refer to the Scholarship Program page.
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 10:47 AM by Penny Webster
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