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Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants


Application Procedure

Before you begin the application process, you must know your lineage back to a Mayflower Passenger and be confident that you can provide complete documentary proof of the lineage.

1.  Contact the Membership Chair to request a Preliminary Application and Proposed Lineage form.
     Fill out and submit these forms.
2.  Review application guidelines and documentation requirements provided by the Historian.
3.  Review application worksheet based on your proposed lineage; provided by the Historian.
4.  Assemble required documentation (according to guidelines and requirements).Two photocopies of
     each piece of documentation are required.
5.  Prepare and organize your documentation.
6.  Submit documentation, application fee, and current year dues.
7.  Proofread and sign final application (prepared by Historian).

The SMDRI Historian will work with you during this process. The Historian will provide you with complete information on the application process providing detailed guidelines and documentation requirements.

Timeframe: Generally, it will take five to ten months to complete the application process. 

Application Fee: Both the application fee and either the current year dues or Lifetime Membership fee are due at the time of application submission. See the Membership Fees page for more information

Interested in beginning the process?

Contact our Membership Chair via email here or by writing to Membership Chair, SMDRI, P.O. Box 147, Wakefield, RI 02880-0147.

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