Research Your Mayflower Ancestry

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

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)

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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.