Databases….what wondrous access to knowledge….. and connection. I’ve been in awe of my brother’s ability and progress in combing databases for family geneaology.  It’s fascinating study and he’s not alone.  

Have you heard of the Pilgrim database project? According to the New York Post, it launched last year with the help of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.  Now before you brush that off as not applying to you…..there are an estimated 10 million living Americans and as many as 35 million people worldwide who descended from the Pilgrims.  And with the 400th anniversary of the Mayflowers 1620 arrival approaching, maybe now’s the time for you to check the database.  It includes 193,000 birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records through five generations of 50 of the 51 Pilgrims known to have descendants.  Anyone who can link their roots to the organization’s detailed records is eligible for membership.

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