Welcome Message

from the Governor of the

Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants!

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Welcome to the Texas Mayflower Society website!  The Texas Mayflower Society is legally known as The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Texas, Inc., but is more commonly known as the Texas Mayflower Society—in case you have wondered about seeing both names used for the Society.  The Texas Mayflower Society was chartered on December 24, 1931.  It is now one of the largest member societies of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants.  The Texas Mayflower Society has more than 1,500 members.

 

The Texas Mayflower Society held its 2021 Annual Meeting on March 27 via Zoom.  As a result of the Board of Assistants meetings and the Annual Meeting, several bylaws were amended, leadership reports were filed, a budget was adopted, officers were elected, and committee chairpersons were appointed.  All of this information will be posted on this website.

 

If you are interested in past events and activities of the Society, the best place to gain information is from our newsletter.  Please click on the tab labeled NEWSLETTERS.

 

One of the most enjoyable ways to be an active part of the Texas Mayflower Society is to join the nearest Colony to you.  We have nine Colonies spread across Texas:  Central Texas Colony in the Austin area; Corpus Christi Colony; Dallas/Fort Worth Colony; High Plains Colony in the Panhandle region of Texas; Houston Colony; San Antonio Colony; Tyler Colony; Waco Colony; and West Texas Colony serving the Midland-Odessa area and the outlying towns.  For more information on the Colonies and how to contact a Colony representative select the COLONIES tab.

 

Juniors members are a very important element of the Texas Mayflower Society.  We provide educational programs for them, scholarships, and special activities.  They are the future of this Society.  We have a section on the website just for our JUNIORS.

 

Education is critical to our mission.  Education programs include presentations to schools; donations of books and other educational material to schools and to public libraries; and providing three scholarships per year to graduating high school seniors.  Our Library Committee provides the “Silver Books” –Five Generations of Genealogy—descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, MA.--to many public libraries around the state.  We have a map on this website that shows the libraries where the Silver Books have been placed.  Please see PROGRAMS for more information.

 

JOIN!  Are you visiting this website because you think you have a connection to someone who came over on the Mayflower in 1620?  Our Historians are here to answer your questions and give you guidance on how to proceed to prove your lineal descent.  Pressing the JOIN bar within the Membership screen will provide a connection.

 

Do you want to pay your dues or purchase a Life Membership?  Do you need to check to make certain your contact information is up to date?  Would you like to read our Privacy and Security information?  Please choose the MEMBERS ONLY tab. 

 

If you need help with any aspect of the website, please the CONTACT US bar.

 

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you’ll return soon!

 

Prarie Counce

Texas Mayflower Society Governor