We are a community of people who have descended from those who traveled from England to America on the ship, Mayflower in 1620.
Over a hundred years later, In 1897, a national society, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), was created to honor the memory of the Pilgrims who established Plymouth colony in what was then called the northern part of Virginia.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) is the umbrella organization over state and international societies of which we are one.
If you've ever wondered if you might be a Mayflower descendant, you can find out by tracing your genealogy. Today there are tens of millions of individuals descended from the brave souls who traveled to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
It is the goal of the Louisiana society to join together as many relatives as we are able who share our heritage.
It is our mission to perpetuate the story of the Pilgrims and to educate and preserve the memory of those who were such an important part of the American story. We welcome new members!
1620Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620
Official Society Color: Pink
Louisiana Charter Date: 1945
Louisiana Society Founded: Antoine's Restaurant,
New Orleans, LA