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.  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 is approaching 1,500 members.

 

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.

 

Junior 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 at 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.  A map on this website shows the libraries where the Silver Books have been placed.  Please see PROGRAMS for more information.

 

If you are interested in past events and activities of the Society, newsletters are the best place to browse.  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY area of the website, then click on the tab labeled NEWSLETTERS.

 

MEMBERSHIP!  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 HISTORIAN bar within the JOIN; ELIGIBILITY screen will provide a connection to a Historian.

 

Do you want to purchase a Life Membership?  Please contact Corresponding Secretary Nancy Powers at correspondingsecretary@texasmayflower.com   Do you need to pay your dues?  Please contact Treasurer Linda Hill at treasurer@texasmayflower.com   Do you need to check that your contact information is up to date in the database? Please choose the MEMBERS ONLY tab, then the MEMBERSHIP ROSTER tab. 

 

The 2023 Texas Mayflower Society State Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Dallas/Fort Worth Colony on March 31-April 1.  General Society of Mayflower Descendants Governor General Jane Hurt will be the keynote speaker.  Detailed information will be posted in newsletters as the information becomes available.

 

If you have questions or need help with any aspect of the website, please use the CONTACT bar.

 

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

 

Prarie Counce

Texas Mayflower Society Governor