I’d like to thank founder and former Governor, Kathleen M. Myers, for whom I am deeply grateful for giving me the opportunity to serve under her dedicated leadership as the WHS Historian. Kathy started this Society with a primary goal to create a place where we (Winslow family) could come together to be educated about our Winslow ancestors and learn a bit about each other; a place you would feel proud to call your Winslow home.
Whether your last name is Winslow or something other than Winslow, those of us who are proven decedents of Edward Winslow Sr., or his children, especially the five Winslow brothers, two of whom immigrated on the Mayflower and three others during the Great Migration, are Winslow. This Society welcomes all descendants of this Winslow family. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered my Winslow heritage. I uncovered the marriage between my 2x great-grandfather and my 2x great-grandmother who was born a Winslow. She led me to my discovery of Kenelm Winslow, my 9x great-grandfather. In fact, Kenelm Winslow was the first in a growing list of brave souls I uncovered in my lineage who arrived here during the Great Migration. This journey has been quite eye-opening and tremendously fulfilling.
We are an inclusive Society. We have been welcomed, along with other family societies by the Mayflower Society. We are unique in that our membership is not just limited to an original passenger on the Mayflower. Membership in our Society is open to those who can prove their descent from Edward Winslow, Sr., of England, including the five Winslow brothers; Edward Jr., Gilbert, John, Josiah and Kenelm; to anyone who can prove a DNA match to the "ancient" Winslow(s) who may now be found in other European countries; and to any proven descendant of a Mayflower Pilgrim who also has an interest in the Winslow family. Friends of the Winslow Heritage Society are also welcome.
I am honored to be associated with the Winslow Heritage Society. I invite you to browse this website to learn more about the Winslow family and to encourage you to become part of this very special organization.
With much appreciation,
Craig Failor, Governor