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Mayflower Genealogy Tips

Are you a descendant of a Mayflower ship passenger? These genealogy resources can help you trace your Mayflower ancestry. Explore the history of the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and discover the best records to trace your early American roots. Learn how to find your Colonial ancestors using historical obituaries, newspaper articles and books.

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Mayflower Genealogy Tips

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Man Overboard! Read Mayflower Pilgrim John Howland’s Survival Story: blog.genealogyban...

Man Overboard! Mayflower Pilgrim John Howland’s Story

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A newspaper article about the Mayflower’s hazardous crossing of the Atlantic in 1620, published in the Boston Herald newspaper (Boston, Massachusetts), 25 November 1970. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Scary Mayflower Fact: Storm Cracked Ship’s Main Beam.” bit.ly/1B9yIfx

Scary Mayflower Fact: Storm Cracked Ship’s Main Beam

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An article about future Mayflower Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins being shipwrecked in Bermuda in 1609, published in the Boston Herald newspaper (Boston, Massachusetts), 16 June 1957. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “New Discovery about Mayflower Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins.” blog.genealogyban...

New Discovery about Mayflower Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins

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Obituary for Joseph A. Ordway, published in the Springfield Republican newspaper (Springfield, Massachusetts), 6 May 1904. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Mayflower Pilgrim Thomas Rogers: Are You a Descendant?” blog.genealogyban...

Mayflower Pilgrim Thomas Rogers: Are You a Descendant?

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Obituary for Jack Howland, published in the Eagle Tribune newspaper (Lawrence, Massachusetts), 2 November 2011. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Mayflower Heritage: Jack Howland Loved His!” blog.genealogyban...

Mayflower Heritage: Jack Howland Loved His!

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Obituary for Mary-Jane Earle Hensley, published in the Daily News Record newspaper (Harrisonburg, Virginia), 3 October 2012. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Recent Obituaries for All My ‘Mayflower’ Cousins.” blog.genealogyban...

Researching Recent Obituaries for All My ‘Mayflower’ Cousins

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27 Colonial Newspapers to Trace Your Early American Ancestry. Learn more about the historic newspaper collection at the GenealogyBank blog: blog.genealogyban...

27 Colonial Newspapers to Trace Your Early American Ancestry

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A photo of Plymouth Rock. Credit: Wikipedia. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “History of the Plymouth Rock Landmark.”

History of the Plymouth Rock Landmark

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A photo of the gravesite of Mayflower passenger Giles Hopkins, Cove Burying Ground (Eastham, Massachusetts). Credit: Mary Harrell-Sesniak. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers.”

Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers

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A photo of the Pilgrim lineage books published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. From the library of Mary Harrell-Sesniak. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers.”

Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers

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A photo of the Dutch marriage record for future Mayflower ship passengers Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris, from 1611. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers.”

Researching Your Pilgrim Ancestry from Mayflower Ship Passengers

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How to Find Descendants of Mayflower Pilgrims in Recent Obits blog.genealogyban...

How to Find Descendants of Mayflower Pilgrims in Recent Obits

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A “Thanksgiving proclamation” was published in the New-England Chronicle just months after the Declaration of Independence was issued and while the country was at war with England. Learn more about how you can find other great Thanksgiving stories in GenealogyBank’s online newspapers: blog.genealogyban...

You Want to Be Prepared as Thanksgiving Approaches

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This obituary for Sarah Harlow of 13 March 1823 mentions that she was a descendant from “Mr. Richard Warren, who came in the Mayflower, in 1620, of the 4th generation.” Read articles about researching your Mayflower genealogy @ blog.genealogyban...

Tracing Famous ‘Mayflower’ Passenger Peregrine White’s Family Tree. Read articles about researching your Mayflower genealogy @ blog.genealogyban...