Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants

Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants

To educate, inform and inspire people about Nova Scotia's Mayflower heritage.


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. Follow us on Facebook for the most recent news!
Greetings, Pilgrim!


2022 Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants Conference and AGM

Save the Dates!
The Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants will hold its 2022 Conference and AGM on 23 and 24 September 2022 in Middleton, Nova Scotia
We are returning to a full conference this fall September 23rd to 24th at the Middleton United Baptist Church Family Centre.
The conference theme is “Exploring our Remarkable Mayflower Heritage” and will follow the format established in the pre-pandemic days, except that we will not be providing lunch. Instead, we will have an adequate lunch break and attendees can patronize local businesses in Middleton, or bring their lunch.
Guest speakers will be Steve Skafte (local gravestone hunter), Pamela Wile (Genealogy Association of NS) and Bonnie Wade Mucia (from the General Society, Silver Book Committee).
Contact is Colony Vice Regent Barry Frame is the 2022 Conference Chair
Registration is required to attend the conference and AGM, the form is Here
A Conference and AGM package with full information will be sent to registred attendees prior to the Conference and AGM
The tentative Schedule is Here


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 Nova Scotia Colony of Mayflower Descendants is one of two colonies belonging to The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Mayflower Passengers

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 - Contact Information