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GSMD Cancels 2020 Congress in Plymouth

As we all know, the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected meetings, gatherings, and sporting events around the world. Travelers and large groups are particularly influenced by this terrible contagion, and those who need to make plans months ahead are struggling to cope with unknown factors. GSMD, which includes so many at-risk vulnerable people, is no exception. Read More

2020 General Congress Registration

The 2020 General Congress Registration will open on  Friday, December 13th at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  It’s a memorable date and we are not superstitious! To register for 2020 Congress, go to the GSMD Website.  In the top right-hand corner, there is a log-in button to access the members-only section of the website.  After logging in, you will Read More

Canadian Pilgrim – Fall 2019

The latest copy of The Canadian Pilgrim has been emailed to all members for which we have an email address. If you are a current member and have not received your copy, please contact us at A big round of thanks to Robert White who stepped in to edit the latest issue. Moving forward Read More

Apology for erroneous emails to members

On or about September 5, 2019, in the process of making changes to the online database, e-mails were sent to all those in the database, including deceased members, about a change in password.  We sincerely apologize for this.  Please ignore that e-mail.

Membership Fees are due November 30

The CSMD depends on membership dues and other donations to operate. Annual Society dues of $45 are due by November 30th each year for the following year  (i.e. dues for 2020 are due November 30, 2019). The dues you pay include the $15 USD per member assessment that we pay to the General Society of Read More

CSMD is granted a Coat of Arms and Flag.

We have been granted a Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge from the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Thanks to the help of Darryl Kennedy (Assiniboine Herald), George Nye, George McNeille III, Guy Sylvester and the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority in designing the Arms, Flag and Badge.

We have a new Governor!

After six years as Governor, George McNeillie has hung up his hat. Our new Governor is Bill Curry, who held the post of Deputy Governor last year. He also holds the post of Regent of the Nova Scotia colony.

Did You Hear? We’re a Member Society of the GSMD

In the June 2015 Mayflower Quarterly, GSMD Governor General Lea Filson explains an important change in Society terminology. The 52 groups that make up the General Society are

We’re marking our 39th anniversary!

In 2019, we mark 39 years since we were established as the first member society of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants outside of the United States. The Canadian Society

Sign up for the GSMD Email Newsletter

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has an email newsletter to stay in touch with its members. You’ll get alerts about when the next issue of The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine is available