Proof of lineal descent (a “blood line”) from either Pilgrim Henry Samson or Abraham Sampson (in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, by 1638) or an interest in Pilgrim Henry Samson and/or Abraham Sampson and their descendants.

Every applicant shall file a fully completed Membership Application with the Society Genealogist accompanied by the Entrance Fee and annual dues.

In addition, those wishing to join by proving a blood-line from either Pilgrim Henry Samson and his wife Ann Plummer or from Abraham Sampson and his wives, will be provided with a Worksheet template on which the applicant will record the claimed lineage in detail with documented proof for the claim of each generation. The Worksheet will be accompanied by instructions, aids and suggestions to help in its preparation. Those who have previous filed lineage papers for descent from Pilgrim Henry Samson to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) in 1983 or later may submit a photocopy of said GSMD approved papers that bear the signature of the GSMD Historian General. The completed Worksheet and documentation, or photocopy of GSMD approved papers, will be sent to the Kindred Genealogist. Fee and Dues will have accompanied the original Membership Application (see above).

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance as members by the Society Genealogist and provided with an appropriate Certificate of Membership.

Membership Certificate fee (all categories of membership): $0

Entrance Fee: $20.00 (all age 18 and over)
Annual dues: $15.00 (all age 18 and over)
Junior Membership: $25 (a “one time” fee for those under 18 years of age. Good until the 18th birthday)

To apply for membership complete the application,  be sure to sign it, and mail it to the Society Genealogist using the address given on the application.
Include a check for applicable Fees and Dues  made payable to “The Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred”.

For membership questions please contact the Society Genealogist and Membership Chair: Linda Longley

To download the membership application click on the Link below.