Membership Application Information
Proof of direct descent from Pilgrim Henry Samson or Abraham Sampson, or an interest in Pilgrim Henry Samson and/or Abraham Sampson and their descendants, or an interest in supporting the future success of the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred.
Every applicant shall file a fully completed Membership Application with the Kindred Membership Chair accompanied by the Application Fee.
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 a lineage application 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, shall be sent to the Henry Samson Kindred Membership Chair. The Application Fee shall accompany the original Membership Application.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance as members by the Kindred Membership Chair and provided with an appropriate Certificate of Membership.
Member Categories, Documentation Requirements and Application Fees
If you are a member of GSMD and have documentation showing your descendancy from Henry Samson and can provide an application signed by the GSMD Historian General, or you can provide a proven descendancy from Abraham Sampson, you are eligible for Active Membership in the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred. Active members are eligible to serve as officers, and have all voting privileges. When you apply for membership, there is a onetime fee of $35 USD that must accompany the application form. In the following year Annual Members shall begin to pay yearly dues.
Junior Member: Any person under the age of eighteen years (18) years of age may be awarded an undocumented membership through an application submitted by a family member of the Kindred who has already been admitted to membership and whose membership is current. Junior members are not eligible to serve on the Board of Assistants, but may serve on one of the committees. When you apply for membership, there is a onetime fee of $25 USD that lasts until the age of 18, and must accompany the application form. Full membership is available to Junior members at age 18, which will require a $35 application fee, and subsequent yearly dues.
Associate Active Member: Any person over the age of eighteen years (18) years of age, irrespective of being descendant of Henry Samson or Abraham Sampson, is eligible to become an Associate Active Member in the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred. Associate Active Members are eligible to serve on all committees and to vote, but cannot serve as an officer. When you apply for membership, there is a onetime fee of $35 USD that must accompany the application form. In the following year Associate Active Members shall begin to pay yearly dues.
Associate Junior Member. Any person under the age of eighteen years (18) years of age, irrespective of being descendant of Henry Samson or Abraham Sampson, is eligible to become an Associate Junior Member in the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred. Associate Junior Members may neither vote nor serve on the Board of Assistants, however they may be appointed to one of the various Committees. When you apply for membership, there is a onetime fee of $25 USD that lasts until the age of 18, and must accompany the application form.
To apply for membership: complete the PHSK application, be sure to sign it, and mail it to the Kindred Membership Chair using the address given on the application. Include a check for applicable Fee, made payable to "The Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred".
For all membership questions please contact the Kindred Membership Chair: Linda Longley, -Click Here-.
To view the membership application click on the link below, it will open an editable PDF file that you can download or save to your computer or tablet.
Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred Dues:
Members Annual Dues: $15 USD (all individuals 18 years of age and over)
Junior Membership: $25 USD (a onetime payment for those under 18 years of age. Good until their 18th birthday)
To apply for a Junior Membership contact the Membership Chair Linda Longley.
To renew your annual dues, please click - RENEW -