Membership in the New Jersey Society of Mayflower Descendants is available to any person who is able to document their lineal descent from one or more of the following Mayflower Pilgrims:
The best documentation to look for is vital records such as the birth, marriage, and death certificates for each person. Other documentation might include published genealogies, family documents, and other official records. If you have a relative who is a member of the Society, you may be able to use their lineage documentation to help you with your research.
Print out the Preliminary Application Form from our web site, and fill it out beginning with the name of your Pilgrim ancestor. On the next line, list his son or daughter, and who they married. Then list the next son or daughter and their spouse, through the generations down to you. There is now a non-refundable $25.00 fee per inquiry for this service.
Make a copy for yourself and send in this preliminary application along with a check for $25.00 per inquiry, payable to SMD-NJ, to:
Please do not send original documents or any other information at this time. Your preliminary application form will be reviewed and you will receive a subsequent response on the findings with complete instructions on how to proceed.
If you would like to make an inquiry about membership, please email our Historian, Linda Hoffman, at LSHquinter@aol.com.
Qualified applicants under the age of eighteen (18) may join the Society as a Junior Member. Refer to the Junior Membership Information and Junior Membership Application documents on our website Resources page for complete details.
Current Membership Fees (Effective 1 February 2022)