Scott Andrew Bartley, former editor of the periodical The Mayflower Descendant, joined me on The Forget-Me-Not Hour last night. Drew talked about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620, and their descendants. An estimated 20 to 50 million people in the world today are descended from 26 families who were on board the Mayflower. Only a handful have actually joined the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the hereditary association for people who can prove their descent from one of the Mayflower passengers.
Drew also talked about The Mayflower Descendant and what you can find in its pages and about the so-called silver books, which take the 26 Mayflower families from 1620 into the fifth generation in America. These two publications are essential for tracing a Mayflower line.
Find out more about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Mayflower ancestry and all things Pilgrims on The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told show right here.