Thank you for visiting the official website of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wisconsin. We are one of fifty (50) state societies, plus one in the District of Columbia and one in Canada, under the umbrella of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) which is headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wisconsin 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 descendancy 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 passengers who left descendants and contact the Historian to begin the process.
117th Compact Day on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee WI (formerly Country Springs)
Come and join us for our annual Thanksgiving celebration of our ancestors. After the business meeting we will enjoy a turkey dinner and entertainment.
Schedule 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. New Member meeting 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. General meeting 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Luncheon & Presentation
Travel back in time with Mark Twain as your guide. Since 1984, Tom Gilding has performed as America’s most beloved writer and humorist, Mark Twain. He will interact with the audience, telling stories about travel, bad habits, and his life in middle America. He will transport the audience back to his Tom Sawyer days in Hannibal MO (www.marktwainentertainment.com).
Pre-registration is REQUIRED for the Compact Day Luncheon (registration form below) and must be received by October 31.
NOTE: For those planning on staying at the Ingleside Hotel, mention that you are with the Mayflower Descendants Group for the special pricing.
2018 Compact Day Registration Form
Rediscovering your love of genealogy: Moving from overwhelmed to organized
As genealogists, we are always on the hunt for more stuff. But what do you do with it once you’ve got it? How do you unclutter and organize the mounds, bookshelves, file cabinets, and boxes that patiently wait for you? Join us – we’ll help you find a way to move from overwhelmed to organized.
For additional details and registration information, visit: https://conference.wsgs.org/
Friday, April 13 – Saturday, April 14, 2018
Best Western Premier Waterfront
Hotel & Convention Center