the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Company and their elected Governor, John Winthrop, emigrated to New England in 1630 to found a “City on a Hill,” the Winthrop Society: Descendants of the Great Migration is dedicated to honoring and preserving their memory, philosophy and tradition, and transmitting their example
of courage, faith, civic duty and integrity."
Welcome to the Web site of the Winthrop Society, a not-for-profit
hereditary organization dedicated to historical and genealogical
research and the dissemination of educational material.
Society gladly extends membership to all men and women of good character
and proven descent from one or more passengers of the Winthrop fleet,
or of others who settled in the Bay Colony and down east before
1636. We also welcome the efforts of any others who bring with them
the fruits of any research that furthers the appreciation and understanding
of seventeenth-century Massachusetts Bay and New England.
all visitors to explore our site and to find out more about the
Winthrop Society and its goals, achievements, and membership.