• Alden Kindred of America — John and Priscilla Alden descendants society. Also provides information about the Alden House Historic Site.
  • Bartlett Society— Society of Descendants of Robert Bartlett and Mary Warren.
  • William Bradford Web Site — Honoring the life of William Bradford (1590-1657).
  • Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society — formed in 2003, to perpetuate the memory of the the Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke. The Society was reorganized in 2019.
  • Delano Kindred — Philippe de Lannoy (Philip Delano), born in Leiden and baptized in the Walloon Church, arrived in Plymouth aboard the Fortune in 1621. He became an important figure in the Plymouth Colony.
  • Edward Doty Society — Formed to perpetuate the memory of Edward Doty, a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620.
  • Elder William Brewster Society
  • Pilgrim John Howland Society — The official Web site for the Pilgrim John Society and the Jabez Howland House, The only house standing in Plymouth where the Pilgrims stayed.
  • Thomas Rogers Society — Society of Pilgrim Thomas Rogers Descendants.
  • The Society of Myles Standish Descendants — The society is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Myles Standish genealogy, history, and to celebrate one of the most famous Standishes. Captain Myles Standish was born between 1583 and 1586 in either Lancashire, England or Ellenbane, Isle of Man.  Myles was one of the first people to step onto Plymouth Rock in 1620. The pilgrim died on October 3, 1656 in Duxbury, MA.
  • American Ancestors — Meet the Living Descendants of the Mayflower Passengers.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society — This venerable society in Boston was founded in 1845. It offers materials for genealogists of all levels.
  • The Pilgrim Society — Founded in 1820 “to ensure a continuing and expanded appreciation of the Pilgrims and their contributions to the Amerian Heritage.” Operates the 1824 Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest public museum in the United States.


  • American Colonist’s Library — Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History. An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals.
  • Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Project — Part II (Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families) of Wm. T. Davis’ 1883 book on line.
  • Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers — Edited by Ernest Rhys, this site, part of, contains an Introduction by John Masefield that is accompanied by a list of writings by the Pilgrim Fathers, and their contemporaries, about them and the Colony as well as writings about the Pilgrims published through the late 19th century; Nathaniel Morton’s New England’s Memorial; Morton’s Supplement to New England’s Memorial; Robert Cushman’s Discourse; John Smith’s New England’s Trials; Edward Winslow’sRelation; and Winslow’s Brief Narration. The writings are heavily annotated by Rhys and come complete with a Search capability.
  • The History of Delfshaven — Delfshaven became internationally famous due the arrival of the Pilgrims to Holland.
  • Leiden American Pilgrim Museum — A comprehensive exhibit about the Pilgrims and their stay in Leiden, Holland, from 1609-1620. Jeremy D. Bangs, former curator at Plimoth Plantation, Director.
  • The Mayflower Steps — A detailed account of the Mayflower, its ties to Plymouth Barbican, the journey, its passengers, and much more.
  • Mayflower Web Pages — Caleb Johnson’s excellent site covering Mayflower passenger information, later arrivals information, teachers’ and students’ projects, latest discoveries, etc.
  • Papers of Alan Villiers — Alan Villiers was the captain of Mayflower II. This reproduction of the original ship was built in Brixham, Devonshire, England, in 1956. Captain Villiers sailed Mayflower II across the Atlantic and arrived in New York Harbor on June 13, 1957.
  • Dr. Patricia Moseley Stanford — Junior Membership Chairperson whose site is designed for educating children about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower.
  • PBS Program ‘Colonial House’ — Explore these pages to learn all about the Colony, the project, the colonists, and life in the “New World” in 1628.
  • Pilgrim Archives in Leiden — Leiden is well known as the City of Refugees. The sojourn of the Pilgrim Fathers in Leiden has contributed to the city’s reputation.
  • The Pilgrim Fathers Story Begins — A good history of Pilgrim William Bradford starting at his home in Austerfield, England.
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum — The oldest public museum in continuous operation In America, is located in “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth, MA. Home of numerous actual Pilgrim relics such as John Alden’s bible, Capt. Myles Standish’s sword and the Brewster and Bradford chairs.
  • The Pilgrims & Plymouth Colony: 1620 — A study guide prepared by Duane A. Cline for use by teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning more about the Pilgrims and their Pokanoket friends and the Wampanoag Nation.
  • Pilgrims and Puritans: Background — Context & development from the University of Virginia.
  • Pilgrims and Puritans in New England — This is Part II of Chapter 1, “Early Colonial Literature 1607-1700,” of Edward Simonds, PhD’s “A Student’s History of American Literature.” Also accessible from this site are the other parts: “The English in Virginia,” “The New England Clergy,” and Puritan Poetry in New England.”
  • Pilgrim Related Leyden Documents — Permits, banns, marriage certificates, contracts of sale, affidavits, antenuptial agreements, IOUs, powers of attorney, wills, contracts of apprenticeship, estate inventories, etc. 1609-1755 in the Leiden Archives from Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower Web Pages.
  • Plymouth Colony Archive Project — A paper from the University of Virginia Web site as part of the “Plymouth Archive Project” covering Organization of the Government and Courts in Plymouth Colony, Substantive Law of the Plymouth Colony, Concluding Observations, and References.
  • Plimoth Plantation — The Plymouth Colony as it was in 1627. Interact with the various colonists and the Wampanoag native American villagers.
  • The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims — A.C. Addisons romanticized account of the Pilgrims.
  • Treasury of Primary Documents — Primary source documents by Plymouth Plantation members. Includes Pastor Robinson’s farewell letter, Mourt’s Relation, some chapters of Bradford’s history Of Plimoth Plantation, Bradford’s letter book, and letters home from colonists.


  • Mashantucket Pequots Museum & Research Center — A new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region’s natural history.
  • Plimoth Plantation’s Hobbamock’s Wampanoag Indian Site — Hobbamock, a counselor to Massasoit—the sachem of Pokanoket—came with his family to live in Plymouth in the spring of 1621 after a peace treaty with the colonists. A guide and interpreter for the colonists, he lived on the south side of Town Brook between the fields allotted to the Hopkins and Howland families. Hobbamock lived with the colonists until his death in 1641.
  • Pokanoket Wampanoag Indians — The Pokanoket Tribe and Federation of the Wampanoag Nation is rooted in an Ancient American civilization of indigenous people now known to have existed in Southern New England for upwards to 10,000 years.


  • History of Thanksgiving – The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn’t originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas like commemorating the pilgrims. All of these have been gathered together and transformed into something different from the original parts.
  • The First Thanksgiving — A children’s page from the publishers of Scholastic Magazine that includes a picture timeline, information about the voyage of the Mayflower and life in 1621 Plimoth as well as a teachers’ guide.


  • — A popular genealogy and family history site.
  • FamilySearch — Online ancestor search of the LDS (Mormon) Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Pedigree Resource File (Family Charts), and Web sites by surname.
  • — The Leading resource for family history.
  • Genealogy Home Page — The Web extension of the Genealogy Forums on CompuServe. Home of the weekly Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
  • RootsWeb — The oldest & largest free genealogy site.