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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.

Reading Early American Handwriting by Kip Sperry

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

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

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

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...

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...