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FamilySearch and Partners Digitise Mayflower Descendant Records

Announcement of new family archive coincides with 400th anniversary of sailing from Plymouth

In September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew members boarded the Mayflower and departed from Plymouth to the New World. They arrived in present-day Massachusetts 66 days later and established the first permanent colony in New England. The passengers of this famous ship were seeking a new beginning – some looking for religious freedom, others a fresh start.

Now, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage, documented descendant family trees of the Mayflower passengers are freely accessible online.

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