Genealogy Webinars

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Genealogy Webinars

Paleography: Deciphering What Our Ancestors Wrote

The first in a series of mini webinars created by our Education Committee, this presentation will shed light on how to successfully decipher documents from the colonial and Revolutionary eras, many of which hold important genealogical and biographical details of our ancestors’ link.

Getting Started

This is the second video from the mini webinars series created by our Education Committee. 35 Million People Descend from a Mayflower Passenger – Are You One of Them? Watch this video for tips on how to apply for membership to the Mayflower Society.

Using Census Records

Using Census Records is the third video from the mini webinars series created by our Education Committee. This video offers an introduction to finding and using census records as evidence in membership applications.

Vital Records: An Introduction

This fourth video from our Education Committee offers an introduction to vital records including what they are, why they are important, and where to find them.

Using Secondary Sources

This fifth video from our Education Committee offers an introduction to Secondary Source evidence including when it is appropriate for use in documenting your lineage for a Mayflower Society application.

Using Gravestones


This sixth video from our Education Committee offers an introduction to using gravestones as a source of documentation for your ancestors.

Mayflower Society Application Do's and Don'ts

This video was created to assist you in the preparation of your supporting documentation for a Mayflower Society application or supplemental application.

We look forward to reviewing your family’s lineage as you pursue membership in The Mayflower Society!

If you have further questions, please contact your Member Society Historian for help.