THE SOCIETY of MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS in the STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Good News! The California Mayflower Library & Office NOW OPEN! The Library is open to patrons with visitation hours:
Fridays 10:00am - 3:30pm
(As demand increases, we will consider opening the Library additional hours to allow for more research opportunities).
Appointments are necessary. Masks are required in the building and vaccinations required for visitors.
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).
400 Years from the First Thanksgiving
1621 - 2021
Voyage of hope trailer
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:
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 descendency 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 thirteen 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. (Library and Office Opening in July 2021 with limited hours)
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.
we sailed in the parade again in 2021 on ktla channel 5!
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.
Check out here the progress the float makes down the boulevard below: 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.
There are many activities going on around the State and Country. In our local Colonies, there are 2021 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.
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