The General Society of Mayflower Descendants

4 Winslow St
Plymouth, MA 02130

Date Posted:
August 01, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Genealogist: Lineage Verification


The 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.


Required Qualifications & Skills:

- Two or more year’s professional experience in genealogical research.

- 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 research.

- Demonstrates advanced proficiency in word processing (Microsoft Word & Adobe PDF) software, and on and off-line database and lineage software.

- Attention to detail; experience in proofing and editing, as well as excellent time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Genealogy accreditation or degree in related field.

- Neat printing.

- Experience with lineage society applications a plus.

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to
Or mail to: Attention DGRS,  GSMD, PO Box 3297, Plymouth MA 02361
Apply by:
September 15, 2019
About this Organization:

Founded 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.