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A mailing list for anyone who has an interest in genealogy or history regarding ancestors who came to New England on the First Ships, their lives, the reasons they came here, their ancestors and descendants, as well as those spouses who married into these families. The First Ships include The Mayflower, The Fortune, The Anne, The Little James and certain other early ships that brought passengers associated with those now known as pilgrims.

The people of the First Ships are defined as all those who were once known as "Old Comers" or "First Comers" or "Old Planters" and are now known as "Pilgrims".

Suggested areas of discussion include family data, migration patterns, immigration, ship passenger lists, heraldry, historical sketches, family settlements, census data, wills, inventory lists, family Bibles, gravestone inscriptions, DNA studies, vital records, web sites and other online resources, family reunion plans and announcements, genealogical libraries and archives, etc. as relates to people of the First Ships and collateral families.


I established The First Ships Genealogy Discussion List at YahooGroups in 2003.

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[Archaeology] [Before the Mayflower] [Crime and Punishment] [Families] [For Kids] [Passenger Lists] [Places to Visit] [Religion] [The Ships] [The Journey] [Other Early Ships] [Societies] [The Natives] [The Mayflower Compact] [Plymouth Colony] [History] [Colonial Life and Custom] [Thanksgiving] [Resources] [Resources - Mailing Lists] [Resources - Message Boards] [Resources - Books & Publications] [Resources - Other Links] [Genealogy] [Food] [Education] [Pilgrim Writings] [Descendants]

Archaeology Updated January 1, 2006

Archaeology at Plimoth Plantation: Key to the Past

Before the Mayflower Updated January 1, 2006

Faith & Freedom
John Robinson (pastor)
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
Pastor Robinson Gave the Pilgrims Some Sound Advice
Pilgrim Fathers in Leiden
Pilgrim Sites in Holland
Reverend John Robinson Pastor of the Pilgrims 1575-1625
The Churches of Leiden
The Pilgrim Archive
The Pilgrim Fathers
The Pilgrims in Holland
The Pilgrims in Holland

Crime and Punishment Updated January 1, 2006

David's Witches Page
Mayflower Scandals
Of Pirates & Treasures
The Salem Witch Trials 1692

Families Updated October 5, 2008

Early Wills and Deeds

Families - Alden

Alden Kindred and Alden Museum Home Page
John Alden
The Story of John Alden and the Mayflower

Families - Allerton

Isaac Allerton

Families - Bartlett

Welcome To The Bartlett Society

Families - Billington

John Billington Family

Families - Bradford

Bradford History
The Society of Governor William Bradford Descendants
William Bradford
William Bradford Web Site

Families - Brewster

William1 Brewster

Families - Brown

Peter Brown Family Abstract

Families - Chandler

Edmund Chandler Family Association

Families - Chilton

James Chilton
Mary Chilton Winslow in Records
Chilton's Children

Families - Cooke

Francis Cooke
Francis Cooke
Francis Cooke & Early MA Families
The Francis Cooke Family

Families - Delano

Delano Family Notes, Ancesters of Margaret (Etta) Marble
Delano Kindred
DELANO Kindred Members Site

Families - Doty

Edward Doty Family

Families - Eaton

Francis Eaton

Families - Fuller

Dr. Samuel Fuller
Edward Fuller
Edward Fuller Family
Samuel Fuller

Families - Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins

Families - Howland

John Howland Family
The Pilgrim John Howland Society

Families - More

Richard More Family

Families - Mullins

William Mullins Family

Families - Pratt

Joshua Pratt, father of Hannah Pratt

Families - Priest

Mayflower Descendents of Degory Priest

Families - Rogers

The Thomas Rogers Family
Thomas Rogers Society

Families - Southworth

Southworth Line

Families - Standish

Myles Standish Family

Families - White

William White Family

Families - Winslow

For Kids Updated January 1, 2006

Dr. Pat Stanford Moseley - Mayflower Society for Kids Web Site
Third Grade Went to Plimoth Plantation


Lewis and Clark: Maps of Exploration 1507 -1814

Passenger Lists Updated October 1, 2008

Anne 1623 Passenger List
Fortune 1621 Passenger List
List of the Mayflower Passengers
Little James
Mayflower Passenger List
Mayflower Passenger List
Mayflower Passenger List
Mayflower, the original
Other early ships - Fortune, Anne, Little James
Passengers on the Fortune, Anne and Little James
Ship Lists & Links Resource Page
Ship Passengers
The Fortune
The Fortune Passenger List
TheShipsList Home Page-Passenger Lists, Passenger Ships, Shipwrecks

Places to Visit Updated January 1, 2006

Historic Houses
Museums and Historical Sites
Pilgrim Hall Museum Homepage
Pilgrim Monuments
Plymouth Guide - The Mayflower II
The Plimoth Plantation Museum Page
PlymouthAncestors.org Homepage

Religion Updated January 1, 2006

From the Jesuit Relations

The Ships Updated January 1, 2006

Ann & Little James
Anne 1623 Passenger List
English-America: The "Charity", 1622
English-America: The "Sparrow", 1622
English-America: The "Swan", 1622
Mayflower History
Mayflower II
Mayflower Ship -- Facts
Other early ships - Fortune, Anne, Little James
The Mayflower

The Journey Updated July 1, 2007

The First Thanksgiving: Voyage on the Mayflower

Other Early Ships Updated January 1, 2006

Passenger List: Angel Gabriel 1635
Passenger List: Lyon 1632
Passenger List: Planter 1635
The Ship Gildart
The Sparrow-Hawk
The Winthrop Fleet 0f 1630

Societies Updated January 1, 2006

Alden Kindred Home Page
Bunker Family Association
Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants
Chilton's Children Home Page
Degory Priest Society
Edward Bunker Family Association
Pilgrim Edward Doty Society
Francis Cooke Society for genealogical research
The Pilgrim John Howland Society
Maine Society of Mayflower Descendants
Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants
Mayflower Society
Myles Standish Society
Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred :: Welcome
Soule Kindred
The American House of Delano, 1621-2003
The Fuller Society
The Mayflower Society: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The Pilgrim Society
Thomas Rogers Society
Welcome to SAIL1620

The Natives Updated January 1, 2006

Hobbamock's (Wampanoag Indian) Homesite
In Their Own Write
Life as a Wampanoag
Massachusetts Native Americans: A Lost Heritage
Missionary Efforts
Native People of Massachusetts
Native Peoples
New England Indians
The Treaty with Massasoit
The Wampanoag Tribes
Wampanoag History

The Mayflower Compact Updated January 1, 2006

Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact, 1620
The Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact

Plymouth Colony Updated January 1, 2006

Affluence & Style
America's Homepage!! Plymouth, Mass
Governors of Plymouth Colony
Land Use
Leadership In Plymouth Colony
Making A Living In The New World
Mayflower And Early Families
Mayflower connections
Name And Boundary Changes Of Massachusetts Towns

History Updated January 1, 2006

Aalmarkt Leiden
Beyond the Pilgrim Story
Descriptions of the Fortified Town of Plymouth
Finding Mayflower Families
Help Preserve the Vrouwekerk
King Philip's War
Mayflower Myths
Narrative of Phineas Pratt
Phineas Pratt
Phineas Pratt in 17th century records
Pilgrim Anniversaries
Pilgrims and Puritans: Background
Plymouth Colony Legal Structure
Plymouth Populations, 1620-1690
Plymouth Rock
Plymouth: Its History and People
The 1627 Pilgrim Village
The Deposition of Phineas Pratt regarding the planting of the Plymouth (1620) and Wessagusett (1622) Colony
The Mayflower and Emigration to New England
The Pilgrim Story
The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony:1620
The Plymouth Archive
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, by Albert Addison
Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation
Voyage of The Mayflower and The Speedwell
Who Were The Pilgrims

Colonial Life and Customs Updated January 1, 2006

Colonial Life
Daily Life in 1621
Life As A Plimouth Pilgrim
Love and Legend
Names, Events, People and Places
Pilgrim Clothing Page

Thanksgiving Updated November 9, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Finding Your Mayflower Connections
Thanksgiving and Pilgrims
The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Resources Updated June 20, 2006

Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Project
Beyond the Pilgrim Story
Genealogy Resources for Mayflower Descendants - Orange County Mayflower Colony
Mayflower Surname Project
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History
Search This Site For People, Places, Events
The Document Center
USGenWeb Plymouth, MA
Vital Records

Resources - Mailing Lists Updated January 1, 2006

Bartlett Family
Cooke Genealogy
Cooks of Eastham, MA, NY and Mecca, OH
Descendants of The Mayflower Families
Doty Genealogy Club
Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Emigration/Migration Ships and Trails Mailing Lists
Genealogy of the Mayflower
Howland Family
Howland and Gorham Geneology
Mary Warren and Robert Bartlett Descendants
Mayflower descendents
Mayflower Descendants Genealogy
Mayflower Passengers / Their Descendants
Myles Standish of the Mayflower
Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society
Stephen Hopkins The Mayflower
The Beckett Family Genealogy Discussion List Homepage
The Doty Family Genealogy Discussion List Homepage
The Fuller Family Genealogy Discussion List Homepage
The Mayflower Soules
The Official Mayflower-L FAQ
The Washburn Family Genealogy Discussion List Homepage

Resources - Message Boards Updated January 1, 2006

Barnstable County, MA Club
Barnstable County, MA Genealogy Forum
Mayflower Descendants
Mayflower Family Genealogy Forum
Mayflower Forum
Plymouth County, MA Club
Plymouth County, MA Genealogy Forum

Resources - Books & Publications Updated January 1, 2006

Alden Education - Books and Videos - Resources
Bibliomania: Free Online Literature and Study Guidesm
Book Nook
Picton Press
Willow Bend Books - Genealogy Reference Material

Resources - Other Links Updated January 1, 2006

Education - Web Site Links
Passenger Lists for Emigrants to the USA
Pilgrim Resources

Genealogy Updated January 1, 2006

Alden Genealogy Home Page
Genealogy - New England Historic Genealogical Society
Mayflower Daughters
Mayflower Genealogy Abstracts

Food Updated January 1, 2006

Historical Dining
New England Style Recipes
Thanksgiving Pie

Education Updated January 1, 2006

Alden Education - Books and Videos - Resources
Pilgrim Quiz

Pilgrim Writings Updated January 1, 2006

About the Bradford Journal
Governor Bradfords Accounting of the Mayflower Passengers
John Robinson
Letters, Diaries & Such
Provisions 1630
Provisions 1639
Provisions 1675
Winslow's advice

Descendants Updated January 1, 2006

Ancestors of Linda Nicholson
Brewster Genealogy
Charlene Beaty Bailey's Mayflower Heritage
Descendants of John Alden - Mayflower Passenger 1620
Descendants of Richard Warren - Mayflower Passenger 1620
Descendants of William Brewster - Mayflower passenger 1620
Mayflower Connections
Mayflower Genealogy
Samson/Sampson Genealogy
Warren Genealogy

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