Monday, December 28, 2009

A Mayflower (1620) Research Article Index

I was reading the Fall 2009 issue of New England Ancestors (published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society) and saw the letter from Susan E. Roser (Deputy Governor, Historian; Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants; Milton, Ontario). The letter mentioned that there is an index of Mayflower-related research articles which have appeared in genealogical journals from 1976 to the present. There are over 350 entries, indexed under the Mayflower head of the family.

The index is on the website of the Canadian Mayflower Society ( The list of reference articles is at

I'm interested in this topic because I have four known Mayflower families (Cooke, Soule, Warren, White), plus several possible families from my Dill and Martin ancestry. Looking through the list, I saw several articles that I have not read to date, including:

* "Susanna White, Woman of the Mayflower", by Kay Campbell, MQ 75 [Sept. 2009]:207-210. [Biographical]

* "William White", MQ 70 [Mar. 2004]:61-63. [Biographical]

* "Descendants Of John Young Of Plymouth And Eastham", by Andrew P. Langlois, MD 55 [Winter 2006]:29-52. [Includes family of Elizabeth4 Young (Robert3-2, John1) and William5 Green (William4, Elizabeth3 Warren, Nathaniel2, Richard1).

* "Pilgrim George Soule: Update on his possible ancestry", by Louise W. Throop, MQ 74 [June 2008]:140-43. [Discussion with no firm conclusion.]

* "The Hunt for the English Origins of George Soule", by Caleb Johnson, MQ 75 [Sept. 2009]:245-261. [Recounts in depth research in many English parish registers and the various George Soules which have been found.]

This is a wonderful bibliography of articles written about the Mayflower families.

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