Genealogist: Lineage Verification
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has openings in the Department
of Genealogy and Research Services at its Plymouth headquarters. This position
will work as part of a team to process membership applications, by evaluating
lineage information and documentation for completeness, validity, and
correctness. Experience in professional
genealogical research and methods is key to this role.
Qualifications & Skills:
- Two or more year’s professional experience in
Demonstrates proven experience resolving conflicting
evidence and same name problems.
Experience working with original and compiled sources,
both original hard-copy and digital documents, as well as knowledge of advanced
internet search techniques, including wildcard usage.
Demonstrates strong writing skills; able to clearly
explain complex research problems and provide recommendations for further
Demonstrates advanced proficiency in word processing
(Microsoft Word & Adobe PDF) software, and on and off-line database and
Attention to detail; experience in proofing and editing, as well as excellent time management and organizational
Genealogy accreditation or degree in related field.
Experience with lineage society
applications a plus.
How To Apply:
apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to: Attention DGRS, GSMD, PO Box 3297, Plymouth MA 02361
September 15, 2019
About this Organization:
in 1897, The Mayflower Society, or General Society of Mayflower Descendants
(GSMD), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with national headquarters in
Plymouth, Massachusetts. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the
passengers who travelled to America on the Mayflower in 1620. Its mission
includes education about the Mayflower Pilgrims and maintaining the gold
standard of lineage review through its research and publications. The Society
publishes the Mayflower Families Silver Books, Mayflower Quarterly Magazine,
and other Pilgrim related materials. It operates a genealogical research library
at its Plymouth headquarters and offers tours of the historic Mayflower Society
House and the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse.