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Determining if You're A Mayflower Descendant

Mayflower Society Genealogy Resources

With over 100,000 approved members to date, we may already have the documentation you need to be eligible for membership with The Mayflower Society. Search for your ancestors using the Silver Books or fill out our Mayflower Lineage Match form (see below) for a detailed report from our files. In addition to the helpful links below, be sure to check out our Researching Your Mayflower Lineage page!
Mayflower Silver Book Project

Research detailed information on the first five generations from the Passenger


Mayflower Lineage Match

Order a report from our genealogy files based on verified applications


Patriot to Passenger Project

Link Revolutionary War Patriots to Mayflower Passengers


Additional Genealogy Resources

Application Do’s & Don’ts

An overview of what you will be asked to provide to complete a Mayflower Society application


Supplemental Applications

Already a member? Discover other Mayflower lines for supplemental applications


Mayflower Passengers with Known Descendants

The following is a list of Mayflower passengers with known descendants. If one or more of these passengers is your ancestor, we invite you to join the Mayflower Society!

  • John Alden
  • Bartholomew Allerton
  • Isaac Allerton
  • Mary (Norris) Allerton
  • Mary Allerton
  • Remember Allerton
  • Elinor Billington
  • Francis Billington
  • John Billington
  • William Bradford
  • Love Brewster
  • Mary (  ) Brewster
  • William Brewster
  • Peter Browne
  • James Chilton
  • Mrs. James Chilton
  • Mary Chilton
  • Francis Cooke
  • John Cooke
  • Edward Doty
  • Francis Eaton
  • Samuel Eaton
  • Sarah (  ) Eaton
  • Moses Fletcher
  • Edward Fuller
  • Mrs. Edward Fuller
  • Samuel Fuller
  • Samuel Fuller (son of Edward)
  • Constance Hopkins
  • Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins
  • Giles Hopkins
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • John Howland
  • Richard More
  • Priscilla Mullins
  • William Mullins
  • Degory Priest
  • Joseph Rogers
  • Thomas Rogers
  • Henry Samson
  • George Soule
  • Myles Standish
  • Elizabeth Tilley
  • John Tilley
  • Joan (Hurst) Tilley
  • Richard Warren
  • Peregrine White
  • Resolved White
  • Susanna (Jackson) White
  • William White
  • Edward Winslow

Though the crew of the Mayflower certainly made significant sacrifices in completing the journey, the Mayflower Society recognizes only those passengers who stayed to form Plymouth Colony. The crew returned to England in the spring of 1621 so no members are listed above and descent from a crew member does not qualify one for membership.

Family Society Names

Family Societies

Family Societies are organizations that focus on a particular Pilgrim family and their lineage. They are an invaluable resource for learning about a family’s origins.

See Family Societies List

Online Databases

The following sites offer tools for finding your ancestors; GSMD does not endorse or support these websites, but they may be useful for research purposes.

Mayflower Pilgrim Genealogies at FamilySearch

This collection of records is created from two data sources. The first source is the 30-volume publication Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620, known as the Silver Books. The second source is the documented applications for membership in The Mayflower Society, submitted from 1896 to early 2019. The data was merged to create a single representation for each Pilgrim and their descendants for the time period of the late 1500s to 1910. These lineages descend from the 26 couples that survived the first winter.

Search Mayflower Pilgrim Genealogies at FamilySearch here.