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   The Central Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in North Carolina is hosting and preparing for the annual State Mayflower meeting on November 3 and 4, 2023, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cary.

   The Board of Assistants (BOA) will meet on Friday 11/3/23 afternoon, followed by dinner to honor our Martha Ellen Ward Scholarship winner from North Carolina State University. The winner is a graduate student in the History Department and will be announced soon. All members are invited to the dinner with registration beginning Friday at 5:00 pm.

   On Saturday 11/4/23 we will begin our business meeting at 10 am. The agenda will include the vote for the new members of the BOA, Budget Review, Committee Reports, and updates on the GBOA meeting to be held in September 2024.

   Our speakers will be father and son Phillip and Jason Madre, who participated in exploring the Great Dismal Swamp. Divers Phillip and Jason discovered the long-lost port called River Bridge and retrieved thousands of 300-year-old artifacts in the Pasquotank River north of Elizabeth City.


These household items have been displayed at the NC History Museum in Raleigh.  The raffle is a cash/check-only fun event at the annual meeting. We hope to see you there!

2023 Family History & Genealogy Fair - Gaston County Library


   The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina (SMDNC) were onsite at the 2023 Family History & Genealogy Fair on Saturday, August 26, 2023 (08/26/2023) at the Gaston County Public Library from 10:00am - 1:00PM EST to answer questions on finding a Mayflower Ancestor in their lineage and to do Mayflower lookups for people who have some information regarding a Mayflower ancestry in their family. A big thank you to Becchi Oesterle for organizing the event for the Charlotte Colony, SMDNC.

The event was free.

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Left to right: Michael Bramlet, Cheryl Vislay, Courtney Layne and Curtis Older.

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L: Previous N.C. State Governor Steve Pike passes the baton to incoming N.C. State Governor Jill Chapman. R: Previous Deputy Governor General the late Michael Keleher and previous Assistant Governor General Martha Ward receive certificates of recognition for all of their work on behalf of SMDNC.


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