To qualify for Mayflower Society membership, you need a proven lineage from a Mayflower passenger and approval from the Mayflower Society Historian General. Anyone who arrived in Plymouth as a passenger on the 1620 Mayflower is considered a Pilgrim. It makes no difference what their original purpose was for making the voyage.
Memberships and junior memberships are available for California residents through the California Mayflower Society, not the General Mayflower Society in Plymouth.
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Passengers Known to Have Left Descendants
Mary (Norris) Allerton
Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins
Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley**
* Includes descent from a wife or child on the Mayflower
** Includes children by her first husband
*** Died the first winter; family never came to Plymouth; descendants in The Netherlands