Terry has recently completed the process of becoming a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. This group is open to people with a direct line to someone that arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. In this case, direct line does not mean an ancestor with the same last name (ie: Fortenberry/Van Valkenburg), but anyone who would be your grandparent many generations back. For Adrian and Wanda’s grandchildren, our Mayflower ancestor would be your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather. Yes, that is 11 greats! The genealogical shorthand for that would be 11X grandfather. Please choose “Society of Mayflower Descendants” from the blogroll and enjoy. Maybe you would be interested in joining. Terry has done all the work that would make it easier for other descendants of Mae and Ferman Fortenberry to join! Her article even explains the process you would follow. The society even awards scholarship money!