IDENTIFYING MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS' DESCENDANTS

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The General Society has for many years, researched the first few generations of descendants for the Mayflower passengers. The resulting books are known as the "5 Generations Project", or the "Silver Books" (as all have a silver cover).

The following is a quote from General Mayflower Society about the Five Generations Project.

"The Five Generation Project Books contain detailed sources to support each generation, which are found at the end of each generation. Because these books have been approved and published by the General Society Mayflower Descendants, an applicant to the Mayflower Society needs only to prove back to the last ancestor listed in these books. "

The surname index search below of the Five Generations Project Books may help you find the connecting surnames that are your ancestors. If you find a name that fits, use the index as a reference to check out the applicable Five Generations Project Book to match the given name you require, along with further details.

A reference copy of the Five Generations books is available at the Seattle Public Library central branch. Other locations may be found by using WorldCat. Enter "mayflower family (lastname)" in the WorldCat search window to find a location for your needed book.


For the surname search of the Five Generations Books enter your desired name below. You may search for a surname across the volumes, a specific Mayflower passenger across the volumes, or a list of surnames within a specific Mayflower book volume.