American Ancestors Magazine

Volume 20, Number 4, Winter 2020


The Guide to the Mayflower 400th Anniversary

Mayflower 2020: Commemorating 400 Years

A Message from Brenton Simons, Our President and CEO


400th Anniversary Programs & Tours

Mayflower Databases on

Creating the Boston Mayflower
Jean Powers and Terry Geaghan

In Search of the Pilgrims: An NEHGS Tour to Leiden
Peter H. Van Demark and Kate Van Demark

Bring Mayflower history home with our essential publications


Plymouth 400 has begun!
Timothy G. X. Salls

General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the 400th Anniversary
George P. Garmany, Jr., MD

Pilgrim Hall Museum
Donna D. Curtin


“We are still here”: A Wampanoag Perspective on 2020
Paula Peters

Keeping Tradition Alive: A Portrayal of Wampanoag Life
Jean Powers and Steven Peters


Commemorating England’s Connection to the Mayflower
Pamela Badham


The Pilgrims as Migrants in Leiden, 1609–1620
Eduard van de Bilt, Johanna C. Kardux, and Ariadne Schmidt


Introducing The Mayflower Migration
Robert Charles Anderson, FASG

Of Plimoth Plantation: The 400th Anniversary Edition
Dr. Francis J. Bremer

New Discoveries in Mayflower Genealogy: Uncovering Connections through DNA
Christopher C. Child

On the Pleasure of Having Notable Mayflower-Descended Cousins
Gary Boyd Roberts

Embracing their Heritage: Reflections by Mayflower Descendants
Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald Strober

Finding Unexpected Mayflower Kinships
Danielle Cournoyer

Writing Mayflower Lives
Martyn Whittock

In the Shadow of Men: The Story of Mayflower Women
Sue Allan

Ideas for Future Mayflower Research
Simon Neal

Pilgrim Descendants in Leiden
Tamura Jones

Beyond Flapdoodle: The Pilgrims in History and Memory
Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

Index of names