New website focuses on Mayflower ancestors

New website focuses on Mayflower ancestors

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has launched a new interactive website that presents authoritative biographies the Pilgrims.

This is the first online gallery of Pilgrim descendants. Descendants are invited to commemorate their ancestor by placing their name, photograph, and other identifiers in an online gallery.

In a section of “Meet the Passengers,” the website lists the names of 108 passengers and crew members and highlights those known to have left descendants, allowing participants to link directly to the Pilgrim who is part of their family tree. A world map illustrates the location of Pilgrim descendants from all over the world and allows users to click on each for more information from the descendant’s own profile.

The new website from NEHGS is part of the organization’s preparation for the commemoration in 2020 of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s passage and landing on American shores.

To start searching the website, go to: http://mayflower.americanancestors.org

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