03-Eligibility & Passengers - Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Washington

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Eligibility & Passengers

You are eligible to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants if you can document your descent from one or more of the passengers on the Mayflower voyage of 1620 that terminated on the shores of New England at Plymouth.  and are 18 years of age or older. The following Mayflower passengers are known to have left proven descendants. As of January 1 2010, all passengers on the Mayflower can be used for membership or supplamental applications.


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

"The Mayflower Society publishes the majority of its books as a result of an ongoing program to identify the first five generations of Pilgrim descendants. This Five Generations Project involves the meticulous investigation of primary records that substantiate the identity of, often obscure, individuals and families. The time period these books cover is usually from about the time of the Mayflower landing, in 1620, through the era of the American Revolution."

Compiling this information takes enormous effort. Research is made doubly difficult because of the detective work required when dealing with centuries-old records that are difficult to identify and interpret. We believe you will find the Five Generation Project books, and our other publications, an invaluable tool in your genealogy research.

The massive undertaking of the Five Generations Project has been overseen by the California Mayflower Society Historian, Mrs. Edith Bates Thomas and now continued by Judith Swan of the California Mayflower Society. Their far-sighted and persevering guidance has led to the compilation of this accurate, evolving record of the Pilgrim Families.

The Five Generation Project Books, contains detailed sources to support each generation located 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 prove back to the last of their ancestor listed in these books.

A surname index for each of the Five Generations Project Books can be viewed by clicking the Passengers name below. In some cases there are several books to complete the passengers Five Generation Project. The purpose for indexing these books is to help you find the connecting surnames that are your Ancestors, which will assist you in documenting your ancestor to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Washington.  Another way to find surnames in these books is to entered the couples surnames in the index box below. This search will give you the Volume and Part in the book where these names appear.

(Heads of Household Men only)

John Alden Francis Eaton Thomas Rogers
Isaac Allerton Moses Fletcher + Henry Samson/Sampson #
John Billington Edward Fuller George Soule
William Bradford Samuel Fuller Myles Standish
William Brewster * Stephen Hopkins John Tilly/Tilley *
Peter Brown John Howland Richard Warren
James Chilton Richard More # William White
Francis Cooke/Cook William Mullins Edward Winslow
Edward Doty Degory Priest  
  *  Five Generation Books not yet published  
  Mayflower Passengers Books Not Published by Mayflower Society  
William Brewster   John Howland
 + Moses died the 1st winter and his family members are not known to have come to America or joined the Mayflower Society

# Boys on the Mayflower


The Junior Membership Committee of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants have created a set of one-page biographies for each of the male Mayfower pilgrims, who have descendants. These abbreviated one page stories can be read, printed and/or downloaded at Mayflower Passengers Biographies

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has not completed or published Silver Books for all Mayflower Passengers. If the name doesn't have an underline it means a book for this passenger has not been published yet. As soon as a book is published the index will appear on this site. As of February 13, 2010 this is all of the books available.

Copies of a Five Generation books published by the Society can be purchased directly from the Society

A copies of the Mayflower Societies Five Generation Books, known as the Silver Books because of the binding color, are located in the Fiske Foundation Genealogy Library, Call Numbers F63.M39 Volumes 1-23
Located in the lower level of the Washington Pioneer Hall
1644 43rd Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206 328-2716
South of Madison Park on the shore of Lake Washington
Please use the stairway on the North side of the building
Library Hours
Monday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 12 Noon to 8pm
Thursday 3pm to 8pm
Friday Open by appointment for groups
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Sunday 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1-4pm
Daily Fee $5.00

As of Janurary 1, 2010 the following Mayflower passengers, who have proven descendants are eligible to have claims of descent allowing membership and/or supplemental applications to be filed through them. Source: The Mayflower Quarterly Vol 75 No 4, Page 324-325 "New Mayflower Lineages Opened" by Paul S. Bumpus, Historian General GSMD

  Women Passengers on Mayflower  
Mrs. Mary (Norris) Allerton Mrs. Sarah Eaton Mrs. Joan (Hurst) Tilley [widow of Thomas Rogers]
Mrs. Elinor Billington Mrs. Edward Fuller Mrs. Susanna White [later Mrs. Susanna Winslow]
Mrs. Mary Brewster Mrs. Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins  
Mrs. James Chilton Mrs. Alice Mullins [not proven to be Priscilla's mother]  

  Children Passengers on Mayflower  
Bartholomew Allerton [had known children, but no one was yet to prove descent] John Cooke Joseph Rogers
Remember Allerton Samuel Eaton Elizabeth Tilley
Mary Allerton Samuel Fuller Peregrine White [born on Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor]
Francis Billington Constance Hopkins Resolve White
Love Brewster Giles Hopkins  
Mary Chilton Priscilla Mullins  

The following search box will locate a word or words on the entire Mayflower Website.

Enter the surname of the husband and wife for each couple, to search for the book which contains both surnames.

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