Just when I thought I was busy enough, I was asked to become the Historian for the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Ohio. Our last Historian passed away after a brief illness in July 2007 and the Assistant Historian decided that my computer skills would be a great addition to this position. It is fun, but does take a lot of time.
My task is to assist prospective members to complete their applications that get sent to the Historian General in Plymouth for approval (and current members who want to submit supplemental applications). This means studying the documentation they have provided to make sure it is credible and that each generation is well linked to the previous ones. I have to type up the final applications then get the whole application packaged for submission.
If you are interested in becoming a member, you can go to the Ohio website at www.ohiomayflower.org where you can see the criteria for applying and download our application forms. If you are in another state, go to the General Society website at www.themayflowersociety.org and click on the Join link. You can look at the listing of all the member societies to find the one where you live.
In Ohio, the steps to the process are:
Questions? Feel free to contact me at my new email address for this job - Historian at ohiomayflower dot org. Check out our website at www.ohiomayflower.org.