World’s Biggest Searchable Mayflower Database

Search the world's largest online database of authenticated Mayflower passenger genealogies, making it easy to discover and research your Mayflower ancestry! The General Society of Mayflower Descendants Application database features millions of searchable names. This new database is only available on to full members.

Of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford: The 400th Anniversary Edition

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Plimoth Colony with this new edition of Bradford's eyewitness account. Made from a new transcription of the original manuscript, with annotations that incorporate recent information and interpretations, this version of Bradford's magnum opus includes an introduction that brings together Native and non-Native commentators as well as an appendix that presents Bradford's later Hebrew exercises.

The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620

Following on the success of his most recent Puritan Pedigrees—which revealed the “why” of the Great Migration to New England—Anderson now returns to the “who” and expands on the 60 sketches that appear in The Pilgrim Migration (2004) by adding newly discovered material, including biographies of about 30 passengers for whom we have info about their lives before they sailed. Like all of Anderson’s books, this work will be a must-have for all New England researchers.

Winners Announced in Massachusetts Student Essay Contest on Mayflower and Native American History

Six students from schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have been named winners in the 2020 American Ancestors Young Historians Essay Contest. Their essays offer thoughtful perspectives on topics as timely as immigration, cultural assimilation, and personal identity.

Download a guide to proving your Mayflower Ancestry

In September of 1620, 102 passengers — men, women, and children — and a crew of approximately 30 left England aboard the Mayflower. While nearly half of the passengers who arrived on the shores of Massachusetts died during the first winter, 26 Mayflower families are known to have left descendants. An estimated 35 million people can trace their ancestry to the Mayflower. Are you among them? Use this guide to search your ancestry for Mayflower connections.

Download a FREE Guide to Mayflower ancestry

Are you a Mayflower descendant? This guide will help you find out.

Honor Your Ancestors with a Pilgrim Quadricentennial Membership

Honor your ancestors with a Pilgrim Quadricentennial Membership -- only available in 2020

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