Greetings! The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Delaware welcomes you to its website. We are one of fifty-two societies in the United States and Canada formed under the auspices of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants which was founded at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1897. Our membership consists of individuals who have proven their descent from one or more of the passengers who sailed from Holland and England to New England in the fall of 1620 aboard the ship Mayflower, and established an English colony there at a place they named Plymouth, located in what is now Massachusetts. Thirty-seven men and fourteen women of the original 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower have descendants, and genealogists estimate that today, almost four hundred years later, there are over twenty million living persons who descend from those twenty nine Pilgrims.


Thanksgiving Remembered


by David Bradford

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Bible Fellowship Church located at 808 Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, DE, Plymouth Governor William Bradford will relate the history and foundational events behind the uniquely American holiday we celebrate today called Thanksgiving.

The Pilgrim saga is the epic story of an unforgettable people whose exploits are iconic of America herself. You are sure to be entertained and challenged as David and Aaron Bradford, direct 13th and 14th generation descendants of Plymouth Governor William Bradford, share a dramatic retelling in the Governor’s own words who the Pilgrims were, what they did and why. Be inspired by the courage, humility and love that Bradford says epitomized these Pilgrims whose sacrificial love he described as,

“… a rare example, and Worthy to be Remembered.”

Come, remember and celebrate the faith, love and gratitude to God that inspired the first harvest celebration enjoyed with Native friends and came to symbolize the spirit and soul of a nation. A time of refreshments, musket firing, period games and “make-n-take crafts” will follow. No reservation is required. 


Please join us for Compact Day 2018!


This year represents our 60th Anniversary as the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Delaware! We have a special day planned, and we are pleased to have as our guest speaker Dr. George Garmany, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants .Compact Day will be hosted by Vicmead Country Club, 903 Owls Nest Rd, Greenville, DE 19807.  Gathering will begin at 11:30. Cash bar provided. Seating will be at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30. Lunch is $33 and RSVPs are due to Lois Schlegel by November 9. Please see the Fall 2018 Lynes for more details and RSVP form.



Upcoming Events

Anyone wanting a program on the Mayflower or the Pilgrims, may contact David Bradford at

The Delaware Society has two members that go to schools or groups.  They dress in Pilgrim attire and bring to life the incredible journey of our forefathers.


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