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Welcome to Our Connecticut Site!

The Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes inquiries and appreciates interest in our activities and publications. Our members all have demonstrated direct descent from the Pilgrims or their companions who bravely crossed the gale-ridden Atlantic in the Mayflower in 1620.

We have organized as a society to commemorate the spirit of these brave people who had such strength in times of adversity. Beginning with the signing of The Mayflower Compact, our ancestors created a civil body politic which was the founndation of our current United States government.   

We invite you to read our newsletter, Nutmeg Gratings, published three times a year as a benefit to members and as a means to educate the general public about our organization. Past newsletters are archived on our website. Newsletter Archive.

Learn more about our Junior Affiliate Program and our Scholarship Program. Both are benefits of membership in the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants that help families fully engage with their Mayflower ancestry.

Annual Membership Luncheon Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 2024

11:30 am-3:00 pm 

The Woodwinds
29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT

Our Speaker will be Lisa Pennington, Governor General . She will talk about the Mayflower Meetinghouse. 



Membership Eligibility

You are eligible to join our society if you can provide documentation demonstrating that you are a direct descendant of a passenger who sailed to New England on the Mayflower in 1620.

If you believe you would qualify as a member, we urge you to complete our Lineage Synopsis Form. If you have questions about completing the Lineage Synopsis Form, please contact Midge Hurtuk.

CT Society Officers

Governor - Gregory E Thompson 

Deputy Governor - Kerry Comisky

Recording Secretary - Katherine Simmons

Corresponding Secretary - Nancy Merwin

Treasurer - Michael Pollock

Historian - Marjorie Hurtuk  

Elder -  Sandra Bullock 

Captain - William Lane  

Archivist - Ken Roach

Board of Assistants   

Mary Brown 

Sara Champion

Dayna Drake 

Joan Prentice 

Judi Thompson Paige

Louise Wagner 

General Society Officers 

Deputy Gov. General for CT -  Mary Brown

Asst. Gov. General for CT - Gregory E Thompson 

Committees for the Current Year


Nancy Merwin - Chair

Kelly Davis

Dayna Drake   

Sara Champion   


Gregory Thompson- Chair


Louise Wagner- Chair 

Mary Brown

David Grant

Anne Henniger


Treasurer - Michael Pollock

Donald Studley 

David Grant


William Lane


Nancy Merwin


Judi Thompson Paige  







Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor, William Halsall

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth MA

Help us support the Mayflower Meetinghouse,
purchase a challenge coin here!

Membership dues are $65.00. 
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Read our March 2024 Newsletter


Recreation of the original Plymouth Colony Village

View to the Sea at Plimoth Plantation, a reconstruction of the village of the Pilgrims.



Midge Hurtuk Apply for Membership

Joan Prentice Dues and Member Updates

Gregory Thompson Membership Info


Katherine Simmons      


Joan Prentice, Chair

William Lane

Mary Brown

Anne Henniger


Governor - Gregory E Thompson  


Sandra Bullock


Michael Pollock - Chair 

Mary Brown 

Julia Parker Post


The Bylaws of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants are available to all members by request. Please send your request to Gregory Thompson, Governor. Be sure to include your Connecticut Membership Number with your request.