New England ResourcesHow-to GuidesThe Portable GenealogistGenealogiesThe Great MigrationMayflowerMassachusetts ResourcesNew York ResourcesWestward MigrationIrish ResourcesAfrican American ResourcesNative American ResourcesNEHGS Collection GuidesClassic ReprintsAmerican History & CultureNotable Kin & Royal DescentsFamily Charts & Gifts
The well-known “silver books,” products of the Mayflower Society’s Five Generation Project, an attempt to identify the first five generations of Pilgrim descendants.
Alden: Vol. 16, Pt. 1, $49.95Alden: Vol. 16, Pt. 2, $35Alden: Vol. 16, Pt. 3, $35Billington. See also WinslowBradford: Vol. 22, $49.95Brown: Vol. 7, $25Cooke: Vol. 12, $59.95Doty: Vol. 11, Pt. 1, $25Doty: Vol. 11, Pt. 2, $25Doty: Vol. 11, Pt. 3, $25Eaton: Vol. 9, $25Fuller, Edward: Vol. 4, $25Howland . Vol. 23, Pt. 1, $25Howland Vol. 23, Pt. 2, $25More. See Alden.Priest: Vol. 8, $25Samson: Vol. 20, Pt. 1, $25Samson: Vol. 20, Pt. 2, $49.95Samson: Vol. 20, Pt. 3, $49.95Standish: Vol. 14, $25Warren: Vol. 18, Pt. 1, $25Warren: Vol. 18, Pt. 2, $25Warren: Vol. 18, Pt. 3, $25White: Vol. 13, $25Winslow, Billington Vol. 5, $25
Susan E. RoserGenealogical Publishing Co.; softcover, 1,073 pp. in 2 vols.,$100A compilation from the George Ernest Bowman files, the largest manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy, with references to 50,000 Mayflower relations. Most lines are carried to the seventh and eighth generations, and some to the tenth. 1997
Susan E. RoserGenealogical Publishing Co.; softcover, 660 pp.,$60Compilation of deeds and probate records extracted and transcribed from the George Ernest Bowman files. The deed and will abstracts provide a goldmine of genealogical information, some pertaining to non-Mayflower families whose lines originate in Plymouth, Bristol, or Middlesex Counties. 2009
Susan E. RoserGenealogical Publishing Co.; softcover, 179 pp.,$20Summary of all that is known about the passengers of the Mayflower for the first three generations in America—names, dates, places, spouses, children, etc. 1995
Elizabeth Pearson White6 x 9 hardcover, varying page countsVol. 1, $79.50Vol. 2, $52.50Vol. 3, $79.50Vol. 4, $37.50This prize-winning opus by Elizabeth White documents the first five generations of documented descendants through Mayflower passenger John Howland’s four children: Desire2 and her husband Capt. John Gorham (Vol. 1), John2 Howland and his wife, Mary Lee (Vol. 2), Hope2 Howland, wife of John Chipman (Vol. 3), and Elizabeth2 Howland, wife of Ephraim Hicks and Capt. John Dickinson (Vol. 4). 1990–2008
Jeremy Dupertuis BangsNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, vii + 647 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96This important genealogical work presents more than 400 transcriptions of early deeds of interest to Mayflower, Plymouth Colony, and Native American researchers. It includes a much-needed re-evaluation of land ownership and the relations between early-17thcentury European settlers and their Indian neighbors. A major addition to any early New England library. 2008