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  • Curious about whether or not you may be descended from a Mayflower passenger? See our List of passengers with the surnames found in the first three generations after landing included.

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  • Die-struck in solid brass with fine detail and vivid colors, our Commemorative Mayflower Coin benefits the SMDPA Educational Program.
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  • Myth: Pilgrims wore black and white clothing with buckled top hats.

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  • The most difficult part of anything is getting started. Start with yourself and work back through the generations.

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  • Who were the Pilgrims? Settlers? Separatists? Merchants? Adventurers? Read biographies the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

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  • The Mayflower and Me K-12 curriculum is a MUST for all educators, schools and organizations throughout the world, a MUST for adventurers searching myths and misconceptions in history.

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Latest News Event Information and Society News

PRESS RELEASE: In Search of Scrooby Manor" August 23, 2014

A riveting and factual tale by British author Sue Allan, that describes previously unknown facts regarding the origins of this country’s founding, will be presented at a special luncheon buffet to be hosted at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Lancaster, in mid-August. Allan, an internationally known pre-colonial history expert and novelist, who has frequently commented on the origins of the Mayflower pilgrims, will give a rare and unique glimpse into the pre-sailing life of William Brewster, and his English residence, Scrooby Manor. The Society of Mayflower Descendants, and its Pennsylvania society, will host.

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Sue Allan "In Search of Scrooby Manor" August 23, 2014

World renowned author, historian, documentary advisor, consultant on English history and genealogy, Sue Allan will be crossing the Atlantic for a one time presentation and book signing in Lancaster, PA.

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Two New Scholarships

The SMDPA is proud to announce two new scholarship programs this year. Please read through the descriptions of the two scholarships and decide if you or your child qualify for either.

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2013 Thanksgiving Service

This Year’s Annual Thanksgiving Service will be In Gettysburg on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10th 2013

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2013 Dues Note from the SMDPA Treasurer

If you have NOT paid your 2013 dues and wish to keep your membership in good standing, please promptly mail a check in the amount of $35.00 to...

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Editor Needed

Do you have a knack for writing? A knack for collecting good, current stories about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower? Do you have a reporter’s instincts? Please let us know. The requirements are pretty basic: Access to the internet and good writing skills. Please contact Scotti Sawyer-Kershner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.