Friday, July 8, 2011
Mayflower ancestor in your family history? See Plymouth Colony Records
If you have ancestors who lived in Plymouth Colony, you may be interested in the many records, not only of that time, but of experiences of specific individuals who lived there in the earliest years. One of my favorite websites, which provides both general and specific information, and is very navigable, is The Plymouth Colony Archive Project at http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/plymouth/texts.htmlneral . The wills and court records are fascinating to read. You might like to read the 1704 will of Peregrine White, who was born on board the Mayflower, the biography of Francis Cooke, or the annotated list of the Mayflower passengers, (http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/plymouth/Maylist.html). I think it these digital archives are a wonderful probably the best place to begin Plymouth Colony research, and a place to refer back to often.