New SMDPA Web Site Gets Kudos

"An example for other societies to emulate." ("Dick Eastman Online"

Since the official launching of SMDPA's new web site,, at the Society's Annual Meeting on January 15th, webmaster Joseph Howland Wood reports that in addition to receiving praise from members by e-mail and its appearing as a link on the North Carolina state Society's web site, the site has also been cited in the newsletter.

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Lois Masterson Receives Award

Lois Masterson joined our Society in 1964. As her qualifying ancestor Myles Standish, eighth signer of the Mayflower Compact, captain of the militia, was indispensable to the success of Plymouth Colony, so Lois has been crucially instrumental to the running of our Society. She has served as Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Membership Chairman, and member at large of the Board of Assistants. Her knowledge of our Society and of the Pilgrims who form its basis, both historically and genealogically, she has put at the disposal of the many who have sought it.

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