Research Your Mayflower Ancestry

Looking to trace your roots back to the Pilgrims? We have the databases to get you started.

General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920

This database includes applications and supplemental applications to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants starting from their founding in 1897 for applicants who were born before January 1, 1920. In addition to the searchable database of membership applications, there is a searchable family tree constructed for each Mayflower Passenger that can be viewed in AmericanAncesTREES. The links are in the database description.

Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881

Contains the records of 23,593 Plymouth County probate cases filed between 1686 and 1881, contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.

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Early New England Families, 1641-1700

Study project of 17th century New England Families, based on Clarence Almon Torrey's bibliographic index of early New England marriages. Includes Mayflower families, but not specifically identified.

Plymouth, MA: First Church Records, 1620-1859

Informative sources about the members of the First Church of Plymouth from the arrival of the Mayflower to the brink of the Civil War.

Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III

Includes the Mayflower passengers and other early New England Immigrants.

Barnstable, MA: Probate Records, 1685-1789

The town of Barnstable on Cape Cod is one of the earliest settlements in Massachusetts and home to many Mayflower families and their descendants.

Windham, CT: Congregational Church Records, 1700-1851

Church records indexed based on a grant from the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850

Includes Plymouth and many other towns in Massachusetts.

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Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

Index of the fifth and sixth generation descendants from Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 (AKA the Silver Books)

Note: The 5th and 6th generation volumes are indexed. Learn more

The Mayflower Descendant

The publication of the Society of Mayflower Descendants since 1899.

Note: Index includes all years through 2010.

New England Marriages to 1700

A compilation of approximately 37,000 known or presumed marriages that occurred prior to 1700 in New England, often called Torrey's Marriage Index. A principal resource for seventeenth-century New England genealogy.

Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775

Over 35,000 records of service for individuals in Massachusetts who served from the seventeenth century to the Battle of Lexington and Concord.



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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