World’s Biggest Mayflower Lineage Database – November 10, 2020

This is available to anyone who is a member of the American Ancestors at the Individual or above level – World’s Biggest Mayflower Lineage Database: In addition if you are a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants: can access this database free.

Search for your ancestor—but please note that accessing images and transcripts will require a membership.

Now you can search for your ancestor in the world’s largest database of Mayflower lineages—only on This new database—called the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920—is available to anyone with an American Ancestors membership, Individual level or above.

It includes all applications and supplemental applications to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants starting from their founding in 1897 and including only applicants who were born before January 1, 1920.


In addition, the membership number for the general society is provided. The dates of 93% of the genealogical records indexed from these applications fall between 1620 and 1920. You may find marriage and death records for dates well after 1920.

The Story Behind the Data

In 1620, a brave group of 102 men, women and children sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, searching for a life of religious and civic freedom. To honor Pilgrim ancestors and keep their story alive, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was created in 1897. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on this historic voyage in 1620.


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