to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, established in 1901. We hope you find
our website helpful and informative.
The Rhode Island Society is one of the fifty-two Mayflower Society chapters
that operate under the governance of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The General Society was organized in Plymouth, Massachusetts,
in 1897. There are 50 state societies, plus one in Washington D.C. and one in Canada. We are a membership organization. Membership is based on proof of
descent from one or more of the passengers aboard the Mayflower, the ship that landed in Plymouth, New England, in December of 1620. A primary objective
of the society is to honor the memory of these pilgrims. This small group overcame many hardships and worked together to establish what would prove to
be the first permanent English settlement in New England.
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