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Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants
P.O. Box 147 • Wakefield, RI 02880-0147

Welcome to SMD-RI's new Website!
Established in 1901, our Society is one of fifty-two Mayflower Society chapters operating under the governance of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our Society's history, charter and objectives, and how you can become a member. Our site also includes many links and resources to learn more about Mayflower Descendants and their stories and to help you further your genealogy research. Check out the Events link for details on upcoming meetings. Current SMD-RI members now have exclusive access to the Members Only section where they can update their membership profile and find the Society's meeting minutes and newsletters. Future additions to our website will include an online Store, so check back frequently to see what's new!


Our 2019 Annual Meeting
R. Andrew Pierce, Professional Genealogist
WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2019 @ 12:30PM
Wannamoisett Country Club
96 Hoyt Avenue, Rumford, RI
TOPIC: Wampanoag Families in Eastern Rhode Island
About the Speaker:
Andrew has been researching Wampanoag families since the 1980s.
Andrew's recommended reading:
  • Howe, Jeffrey. The History and Genealogy of Descendants and Slaves and Indians from the Island of "Manissee" Block Island. 1997 (OSL–library use only)
  • Pierce, Richard Andrew, and Jerome D. Segel. Wampanoag Families of Martha's Vineyard. Edited by Jane Fletcher Fiske. Heritage Books, 2016.
  • Taylor, Maureen A., ed. Runaways, Deserters, and Notorius Villains from Rhode Island Newspapers. Vol. 1: "The Providence Gazette," 1762-1800. Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1995. (OSL–library use only)
  • Taylor, Maureen A., and John Wood Sweet, eds. Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains from Rhode Island Newspapers. Vol 2: Additional Notices from the "Providence Gazette," 1762-1800.


May 8
NGS 2019 Family History Conference – "Journey of Discovery"
This upcoming conference includes more than 150 unique lectures of topics such as vital records and religious records, migration and immigration, U.S. census and military ...
May 18
Pirates Ashore in Plymouth
Pirates Ashore in Plymouth is an annual all-day reenactment of the little-know visit of three pirate ships to Plymouth Colony in May 1646 as described in ...
June 15
International German Genealogy Conference – "Strike It Rich! with Connections 2 Discoveries"
Sacramento will host this 2nd International Conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). More than 1000 people are expected to attend this conference focusing on ...