Friday, January 16, 2009

Article Index to "Mayflower Descendant" 1899 to 2008

Dale H. Cook has posted the latest revision of his "Consolidated Contents of Mayflower Descendant." This 532 kb PDF file lists the contents of every issue from January, 1899 (Vol. 1, No. 1) to Summer, 2008 (Vol. 57, No. 2). The list is of titles only, not a name index from the periodicals.

It can be viewed online or downloaded from:

Dale posted this notice on the Barnstable County, Massachusetts (MABARNST-L) mailing list, and perhaps to other county lists also (I only subscribe to Barnstable).

The Complete Mayflower Descendant, Volumes 1-46 can be purchased on CD-ROM from for $49.99 - see This has a comprehensive index for Volumes 1-34 (which were published 1899 to 1937). It is also part of a subscription.

Search and Research has Volumes 1-43 available on CD-ROM for $24.95 at This is fully searchable and every-word indexed.

Indexes like this are very valuable to far away researchers like me who don't subscribe to the particular periodical or journal. Reviewing just the last ten years, I see about ten articles that may have information about some of my ancestors. I know that the Carlsbad Library has this journal, so I'm going to put it on my "to-do" list for my next visit to Carlsbad.

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