How We Became a Society

The Billington Family Society was organized at the 2017 Congress held at Plymouth, MA. A small group of cousins passed the hat to come up with $250 to be a family partner of GSMD. Our charter members were 16 on that first meeting and we elected Marsha Berland as our first Governor.  Our family has 4 pilgrims, John, Elinor, John Jr., and Francis were on the Mayflower. Francis has many living descendants. John Jr did not have children as he died abt 1628. Our family society established a Facebook page for Billington cousins. We have over 300 plus members. We are growing! Come join us! We share family stories, pictures, DNA projects and our history. Our goal is to support each other just like the family we are. Our philosophy is a bit different than other family societies. We believe in family having fun together and celebrating our Woodsman, John Billington. We sold a beautiful medallion celebrating our “John”.  It was designed by one of our members and we sold out in the month. Another member designed a shirt for our family, and it was a hit. It is estimated the Billington’s have one million cousins today. Our society donated money to the Y DNA project for Billington surname at Family Tree DNA. We are actively looking for another man with the Billington Surname for the Big y700 project. We are actively looking for a female who can prove their lineage to Christian Penn to captured her mtDNA(mother to mother). Our society is sponsoring a research project in England in hopes we can find the parents of John and Elinor. Come join us and help us move the Billington research forward.

Published by elinor1620

The pilgrim who came to America in 1620 on the ship called the Mayflower.

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