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.
Fall Membership Luncheon Meeting
Saturday, October 14, 2023
11:30 am-3:00 pm
29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT
Our Speaker will be Dr. David Neumac, Professor of History at Central Connecticut University. His subject with be "The Pequot War (1636-1637) and Plimoth Colony."
Reserve your place at the October 14, 2023 Meeting.
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
Assistant Treasurer - David Grant
Historian - Midge Hurtuk
Elder - Sandra Bullock
Captain - Bill Lane
Archivist - Ken Roach
Board of Assistants
Judi Thompson Paige
General Society Officers
Deputy Gov. General for CT - Mary Brown
Asst. Gov. General for CT - Gregory E Thompson
General Society Assistant Governor General - Donald Studley
General Society Historian General - Midge Hurtuk
Committees for the Current Year
Nancy Merwin - Chair
Gregory Thompson- Chair
Louise Wagner- Chair
Judi Thompson Paige
Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth MA
Midge Hurtuk Apply for Membership
Joan Prentice Dues and Member Updates
Gregory Thompson Membership Info
PRESS & PUBLICITY
Carol Wilder Tamme
Michael Pollock - Chair
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.