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

Thank you for visiting the website of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society, founded in 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.

    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. Click here for a video about the Mayflower House: http://www.hollywoodeasttv.com/video/the-series-the-mayflower

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. Open to the public.

    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,

John R. Payzant
36th Governor,
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of New Hampshire

Society News and Events

  • NH Governor signs the Thanksgiving Proclamation Today, November 12th, 2014 NH Governor Maggie Hassan signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation.
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:49 PM by Penny Webster
  • Compact Day Luncheon will begin at earlier time The Compact Day Luncheon will begin at 10:30am. 
    Posted Oct 28, 2014, 2:30 AM by Penny Webster
  • Compact Day Luncheon Please join us in Keene for the Annual Compact Day Luncheon.  It will be held at  Papagallos Restaurant, 9 Monadnock Highway (Rt. 12) and will start at 10:15am.  We ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 4:43 AM by Penny Webster
  • GSMD Announces Scholarship for 2015 For the 2015-2016 academic year the General Society of Mayflower Descendants is funding one $5000 scholarship and two $2500 scholarships for high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants.   All ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 4:13 PM by Penny Webster
  • Spring 2014 Member Meeting May 17, 2014 11:00 AM at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH.  
    Posted Mar 17, 2014, 4:58 PM by Penny Webster
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