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Researching your family’s history is fun and rewarding. The rich genealogical and biographical Plymouth Ancestors resources will help you discover exciting details about your family in the 17th century.

Or if you have visited the 17th-Century English Village or Mayflower II and have become fascinated by one of the Colonists, you will find information about his or her life after 1627.

The profiles and essays about children are great tools for classroom teachers, and can enhance student research on the First Thanksgiving when used in partnership with You are the Historian at the Museum's online learning center.

For further information visit plymouthancestors.org.


Getting Started

Here you will find pedigree charts, genealogical resources and advice on researching family history. 

Genealogical Profiles 
From John Adams to William Wright, here you will find genealogical and biographical profiles of many Colonists who arrived in Plymouth Colony between 1620 and 1633. Not everyone's ancestors could fit aboard Mayflower.

The Patuxet (Wampanoag) 
Wampanoag family information is held privately. Here you will find information on the Wampanoag in the 17th century and today. 

Important Sources 
Includes a timeline, information about primary source documents and artifacts, and background information on the Pilgrims.

Children in Plymouth Colony 
A series of articles on work, discipline, play and education.


Getting Started 

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Genealogical Profiles

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The Patuxet (Wampanoag)

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Important Sources

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Children in Plymouth Colony

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People of the East: 17th-Century Wampanoag Life

This booklet offers answers to often-asked historical questions on Wampanoag life.

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111 Questions and Answers Concerning the Pilgrims

This book attempts to provide accurate and objective information about the Pilgrims and addresses many of the common misconceptions and controversies about them.

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