Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants
To educate, inform and inspire people about Nova Scotia's Mayflower heritage.
NOVA SCOTIA COLONY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS
The Nova Scotia Colony is a member group of the Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants, and membership is open to all who are interested in the Mayflower, its history and particularly the passengers who came on the boat in 1620 to New England. Many people will find that the story is inspiring, and may find that they are related to passengers on the Mayflower, and wish to prove their lineage and join the society as a “proven” member of one of these family lines. Nova Scotia, in general, and the Yarmouth area, in particular, has many strong ties to New England, and many, many people in the Province are descendants of the Pilgrims who arrived in what is now Massachusetts. This website has sections on the history of our Colony, News and Events relating to our Colony and a page for people to ask questions of our members and get feedback. Our Colony is also working on, and has on this website, an ongoing project to list documented, and also likely, lines to the Mayflower families that our members have volunteered. We are doing this to boost interest in the Mayflower families and their kin, but also to assist people who are just starting out to know what they should be looking for and what they need to document their lineage and join the Mayflower Society as a documented member.
We would welcome any and all comments, queries and feedback, please see the Contacts page above for a directory of people who may be able to help. We hope you enjoy the website and find the information useful, and if it inspires you to begin looking into your genealogy, then you’ve come to the right place.
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2022 Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants Conference and AGM
This is a reminder that the Annual Conference for the Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants is only a couple of weeks away. It begins on the evening of Friday, Nov. 18th and continues through Saturday, Nov. 19th.
This year we are meeting at a new location: the Middleton Fire Hall in Middleton, Annapolis County.
At our Nova Scotia in-person meeting, the Friday evening speaker will be Judi Archibald, historian for the Nova Scotia Colony. Judi will be presenting on the topic of “The Life of a Mayflower Historian”. On Saturday morning, Pam Wile, from the Genealogical Society of Nova Scotia (GANS), will be presenting a talk on “How to Preserve Your Family History”. On Saturday afternoon, local writer and photographer Steve Skafte will be talking about his efforts to unearth abandoned headstones and bring memories back to life. His presentation is titled “Uncovering the Abandoned Cemeteries of Annapolis County”.
To end the conference, we will be holding the Nova Scotia Colony’s Annual General Meeting to discuss the business of the Colony and elect board members for the next two-year term.
If you were registered for the original conference (re-scheduled due to Hurricane Fiona) and are now planning to attend the new conference, you do not need to register again.
Please let us know that you are still planning to attend as we need to get an estimate of the number of members attending. You can send a note to our treasurer Gary Archibald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were registered for the original conference but are unable to attend on the new date, your $20 conference registration fee can be refunded. Your colony membership will remain in effect to September 2023. Please contact Gary at email@example.com if you would like a refund of your registration fee. Alternatively, you can donate your registration fee to the Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants, although we are unable to provide tax receipts.
If you wish to attend but have not yet registered, on-site registration will be available. I can also send you a registration form that can be mailed in. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a registration form.
A parking tip: There are parking lots on Commercial Street diagonally across from Fire Hall and at the Church parking lot where we met two years ago. There is limited parking in front of Firehall.
Hope to see you in Middleton,
The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants is a group of people who celebrate their descent from one of the 26 families who left progeny after arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the fall of 1620.
The History of the Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants
The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants is one of two colonies belonging to The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants.
The first step in becoming a “proven” Mayflower descendant is to make a line going from you back through each generation to your Mayflower ancestor
The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants adminstrates the Canadian Junior Membership program for the Canadian Society.
The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants - Contact Information