When you apply for membership in the Mayflower Society (see Part
I of this series), the State Historian will send you a worksheet form with
instructions for completing the application. In most cases, the State Historian
will have filled in the blanks for the early generations with the information
that has already been filed with the society - at least the first five
generations as published in the "Five Generations" books (see Part III of this
series) - sometimes more from previously accepted lineage papers.