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From Massachusetts Genealgoy

Mayflower Genealogies

Many records of Mayflower and Plymouth Colony families are at the Family History Library and other libraries. The Family History Library has obtained many published and microfilmed records from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The society is currently involved in a project to identify five generations of descendants of the Mayflower passengers. Twelve volumes, representing 17 Mayflower passengers, have been published to date (Family History Library Book 974.4 D2mf; volumes 1–3 are on Family History Library fiche 6049584–6). Also being prepared is Mayflower Families in Progress, representing four generations of 11 names. See this title in the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog.

Some Mayflower genealogies are in:

Genealogies of Mayflower Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Three Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1985. (Family History Library.)

The largest documented source on Mayflower genealogy by a leading Mayflower authority is:

Bowman, George Ernest. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants: The Bowman Files. Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1983. (Family History Library fiche 6331448–71.) Includes 232 microfiche cards grouped by family name, showing the descendants of the passengers.

Two helpful periodicals are:

  • The Mayflower Descendant
  • The Mayflower Quarterly

From Massachusetts Periodicals

The Mayflower Descendant. 1899-1937, 1985-. Published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 376 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts 02116, Telephone: 617–266–1624. (Family History Library book 974.4 D25md; vols. 1–34 are on films, beginning with film 01250.) Issues are devoted to information on Mayflower descendants, with genealogical history, places, and dates.

The Mayflower Quarterly. 1935-. Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, P.O. Box 3297, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02361. Telephone: 508–746–3188. (Family History Library book 973 D25mq;.)

From Plymouth County, Massachusetts

From Indiana Societies

An example of a publication by an Indiana lineage society is:

Mayflower Descendants, Lineages of the Indiana Society. Indianapolis, Indiana: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Indiana, 1977. (Family History Library book 977.2 D2s.) This book is indexed and has lineages descending from Mayflower passengers to a person living in 1977. It contains the name of each ancestor in the direct line, with the name of the spouse and the marriage year. For the direct descendants it usually includes birth, marriage, and death information.

From Massachusetts Societies

General Society of Mayflower Descendants 4 Winslow St Plymouth, MA 02360 Telephone: (508) 746-2590 Internet: http://www.mayflower.org/

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 150 Wood Road, Suite 103 Braintree MA 02184-2511 Tel.: 781-535-6159 Fax: [call the office for this number] email: msmd@massmayflower.org Internet: http://www.massmayflower.org/

From United States Societies

General Society of Mayflower Descendants http://www.mayflower.org/

From Massachusetts Biography

Biographical sketches of many Plymouth Colony residents, including those who came on the Mayflower, are in:

Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People, 1620-1691. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1986. (Family History Library book 974.4 H2s.) and listed under Online Sources is:

From New Jersey Emigration and Immigration

Under the section titled "English is West Jersey" is listed:

  • Howe, Paul Sturtevant. Mayflower Pilgrim Descendants in Cape May County, New Jersey— 1620-1920 . . . 1921, reprint ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1977. (Family History Library book 974.998 D2h; film 928297 item 1; fiche 6046063.)

From Plymouth, Massachusetts

Societies and Town Websites

From Canada Societies

Lineage and Hereditary Societies Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants
c/o Susan E. Roser, Historian
4137 Tremaine Road R R 6
Milton, ON L9T 2Y1
Canada

Many Canadians joined lineage societies in the United States. Information on these societies is in United States Research Outline.

From California Genealogy

Society of Mayflower Descendants (California) Collection. This is a large collection of alphabetized family group records for California families. It was microfilmed in 1974 at the Society's headquarters in San Francisco and is at the Family History Library (FHL films 963193-230 and 965671-85).

From Connecticut Genealogy

Manuscript Collections The Family History Library has copies of significant sources such as the Frank T. Calef and other collections of Mayflower and Puritan descendants, the Charles D. Parkhurst manuscripts for New London, and compiled genealogies for early families in Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, and other areas.

From Massachusetts Vital Records

Early Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths ... Although records of about 100 towns have not been published in book form, many of these records have been published in periodicals such as the Mayflower Descendant, with concentration on Plymouth, Bristol, and Barnstable Counties.

From Howland and and Hutchinson descendant charts

John Howland chart ... This chart shows many of the descendants of John Howland, of the Mayflower, including:

From England Church History

1620: A group of Independents sailed on the Mayflower to the New World.

From English Historical Background

1620 A group of Congregationalists sailed on the Mayflower to the New World.

From England Historical Overview

  • 1620 A group of Congregationalists sailed on the Mayflower to the New World.

From Sharing: a good way to FIND ancestors

Ten percent, over 30 million Americans have Mayflower ancestors. We have many ancestors in common—sharing what we know is to our advantage.

From Barnstable County, Massachusetts

History: The Mayflower and its 99 passengers landed first on Cape Cod near Provincetown and then at Plymouth on 21 Nov 1620.

From Sweden: World Time Line

United States 1620 – The Mayflower arrives in Massachusetts Bay

From M genealogical glossary terms

Mayflower genealogies: Genealogical records of people who came to Massachusetts on the Mayflower.

From F genealogical glossary terms

Frank T. Calef collection: A manuscript collection of genealogical information about people who are descended from Puritans or Mayflower passengers.

From S genealogical glossary terms

Society of Mayflower Descendants Collection, California: A large collection of alphabetized family group records for California families.

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