The California Genealogical Society Library, across the hallway, is open on the following schedule:
By appointment only: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10a-12:30p and 1-3:30pm (limited to 5 patrons).
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MAYFLOWER SOCIETY:
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California is a non-profit lineage society dedicated to preserving the history of our Mayflower ancestors through education and research. We are active participants in the documenting of tens of thousands of Mayflower ancestral lines which may otherwise be lost to history. Members are also provided an opportunity for fellowship with others who share a common ancestry and are interested in advancing awareness in the history and contributions of the Pilgrims.
Members of our society have proven their line(s) of descent from one or more passengers who in 1620 sailed on the merchant ship, Mayflower, from England to what is now Plymouth Massachusetts. To learn about joining see the list of fifty-one passengers who left descendants and the Forms necessary to begin the process.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California maintains a headquarters and library in Oakland, California, but the membership is distributed throughout fourteen colonies statewide. See the map on our State Colonies page showing the general areas where a colony meets nearest you.
To volunteer or donate to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California please send your correspondence or contact us at our headquarters and library in Oakland, California.
To see the current list of California Mayflower State Officers and Colony Governors, please click this link here, or view the Contacts Link in the tab above.
There are many activities going on around the State and Country. In our local Colonies, there are 2023 events occurring now or in the planning stages. Please check out our Colony Contact Page to find a local Colony near you to see what they may be doing.
All pictures below taken by Scott Miller, Plymouth, MA - 2021
Updates from the California Executive Board Officers.
California Mayflower Society History
History of the 14 State Colonies
Exciting Colony News and Updates
2024 California Scholarship Announcement
New Members and Supplementals approved from October 3, 2023 - December 29, 2023
NOTE: If you would like to submit an article about our Mayflower Ancestors, or something particularly interesting in history to appear in a future California Mayflower Quarterly, should space permit, please note the submission timing for each issue on page 39.
To help us fulfill our financial commitments and support the many activities of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California, please directly donate below:
Our 2020 Rose parade float
We hope you saw our beautiful float in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade that aired again on New Year's Day 2021, due to the 2021 parade being cancelled for safety reasons during the pandemic.
The GSMD "Voyage of Hope - 1620", by Fiesta Floats, won the "Americana Award" for the "Most Outstanding Depiction of National Treasures and Traditions".
It was a stunning float and made such an impact on all who saw it. For those who rode on it, it was a one-in-a-lifetime moment that will last with us forever.
All pictures of Rose Parade Float are by: Bill Peters
(All Photos of Mayflower Float in Rose Parade taken by Bill Peters - used by permission)
There are more pictures taken of the whole process from our initial consultations with Fiesta Floats to the final sailing down the boulevard on the Voyage of Hope - 1620. Be sure to check out the progress of the float in pictures here.
A 501 (c)(3) Educational Charity
Header Photo: Plymouth Village Historic District, Mayflower Replica By: John8v12_https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plymouth_Village_Historic_District,_Mayflower_Replica.jpg (Used under a Creative Commons License) Image enhanced and cropped