To be eligible for Regular Membership and Junior Membership, applicant must prove lineal descent from a Pilgrim. For the purpose of the Society, the term “Pilgrim” shall denote any immigrant who settled before 1700 within the territory which became the forty-eight contiguous states of the United States of America without regard to religion or place of origin.
Membership is divided into three classes:
Regular Membership – Any person of good character having attained the age of eighteen years, in lineal descent from any Pilgrim, shall be eligible for regular membership if acceptable to a Branch and the National Society provided the application and required documentation are approved by the Society’s Registrar General.
Junior Membership – Any person of good character under the age of twenty-one years and of Pilgrim ancestry may be enrolled as a Junior Member with approved documented application. Junior membership can start at birth but can be held until the 21st birthday during which no dues are charged. This effectively creates a 3-year overlap during which a Junior may decide about Adult membership.
Associate Membership – A spouse of a Regular Member in good standing may be received as an Associate Member. Associate Members are not eligible for membership under their own right.