The Society currently
consists of over 500 descendants of the first settlers of the Massachusetts
Members who are able to prove biological descent from more than one
qualifying ancestor may submit additional lineages claiming supplemental
ancestors. Supplemental enrollment has a one-time $50 fee.
Applicants submitting supplemental ancestors should use the standard
Membership Application, writing the word Supplemental, along
with applicant's Society Member Number, in the upper
right-hand corner of the first page. Please read the instructions
carefully. Proofs must be provided. However, you may use your
approved lineage society record copy,
including your Winthrop Society record copy (original application or
other supplemental) for proofs of some generations.
The citation should read:
"WS # ____ gen ____", "DAR # _____ gen ____", or other society.
Include the record copy with your proofs, with appropriate
generations marked in red.
contact the Registrar for further information.
If you have blood
relatives who you think would like to join the Winthrop Society,
including young children, we encourage you to make a gift to them of a
Winthrop Society membership! You are welcome to submit his or her name
under your own lineage.
Contact the Registrar for details; we will provide the
appropriate form and instructions to you.