Source Information

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Applications for Membership. Microfilm. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929

This collection includes applications from people wanting to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications include the name of the Mayflower passenger and a statement listing the line of descent from that passenger, with full names and birth, marriage, and death dates and places. References to published materials documenting the relationships are cited in the records, and you may find copies of unpublished records in the files as well.

The application cover, which typically follows the application, may include the date the application was approved, and the application letter typically includes the applicant’s address.

Because these records include lists of sources used, they can be very useful in uncovering new records, but it’s important to view those sources yourself so you can weigh the accuracy of the lineage claims.

You can learn more about the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and their collections and services on their website.