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The Role of the Member Society Surgeon

The Role of the Member Society Surgeon By Naomi Mann, MD - Surgeon General - General Society of Mayflower Descendant In the past, the role of the Member Society Surgeon was been rather an amorphous one.  Questions often arise … how did this position come about and why is there even a po...

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GSMD - DNA Policy Guidlines (revised 2020)

DNA POLICY GUIDELINES - GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS Situation DNA testing has been widely used for decades in law enforcement circles to identify individuals and establish paternity.   Recent technological advances in DNA testing have also sparked interest in using it as evi...

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Plimoth Plantation Name Change

Society members, If you haven’t visited Plymouth, the Plimoth Plantation is a must see when you make the trek.  You will have to look for it as a new name, Plimoth Patuxet.  The name change is explained below and respectful of our past.  The living museum is a treasure ...

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The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army

by Alison Leigh Cowan, July 2, 2019, the New York Times PHILADELPHIA — Hers has always been one of the more astonishing, if little-known, tales of the American Revolution: a woman who stitched herself a uniform, posed as a man and served at least 17 months in an elite unit of the Continental ...

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Are there any Sources that Confirm the place of birth of Revolutionary War heroine Deborah Sampson? Perhaps a pension application?

From: Melanie McComb, NEHGS Library, Genealogist According to Mayflower Families through Five Generations, vol. 22: William Bradford, compiled by Robert S. Wakefield, fasg, and Ann Smith Lainhart (2004), pp. 137–38, Deborah Sampson was born December 17, 1760, in Plympton, Massachusetts. This ...

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