Research Family History

Our ancestors moved from Plymouth to many different areas in the country – perhaps you will discover some clues and/or documents from the following online databases. Here are some common sources used for researching Mayflower families and their descendents.

In addition to the websites listed below, other online resources are listed on our family associations page.

Online Resources

Mayflower History Pages

The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony

Created by Mayflower Society Education Committee Chair Duane A. Cline

Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802, Phone: 260-421-1252

This site charges an annual fee of over $100 to fully use the site. However, many Indiana libraries have memberships and you can use the service free in those libraries.

Cape Cod Gravestones

Gravestone pictures for anyone searching Cape Cod ancestors. Indexed under town and then by date.

Connecticut Gravestone Network

Organized in 1995, the Connecticut Gravestone Network’s purpose is to educate the public on the importance of old graveyards and cemeteries in our history. It also promotes an appreciation for gravestone carving respected for the valuable art form that it is.

CDC Records

CDC where to write for vital records with links for online requests too.

Cyndi’s List

A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

DNA Genetic Testing Information

This site compares various DNA testing sites used for genealogical research.

Family Records Search Resources in Europe has created an excellent guide guide to help people who getting started in tracing their European roots, with resources for each country to help with the search

Find A Grave

Find a Grave – Tombstone pictures and gravesites

Genealogy for Kids: Building a Family Tree

While AAA State of Play (a site for children’s play equipment) hosts a “how to” section. This link shows a website designed to show children how to build a family tree, defining many terms and concepts used in genealogy.

Genealogy for Kids: Building a Family Tree by AAA State of Play

Google Books

Google Books – find County Histories & Family Genealogies

Illinois Public Domain Land Records

The Indiana State Library

315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
(866) 683-0008 FREE

Website: Indiana Government Databases

The Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.

LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints) Family History Centers in Indiana

Missouri State Archives

New England

This site also charges an annual fee.

Ohio Memory

U.K. National Archives – Records

Search British indexes and then order the original. Some records go back to the 1600s.

U.S. National Archives

Washington State Digital Archives