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Coast Guard photo by Fireman Gage Davis. Coast Guard continues response efforts in Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. Tony Lumpkin and Lt. Travis Rhera in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid in the Bahamas, Sept. These are the ancestors that paved the way for us. We are family. It's important to stay connected to your past and family. I just got started with genealogy research for fun.
Ann Kunkle-Jones. Ancestor: Isaac Allerton, Francis Eaton. It has given me a direct connection to major events in history. I've always love to read about history, but somehow, knowing I'm related to these individuals makes me want to know even more about their lives.
Robert Bradford Holmes. Very interested in learning more about my Mayflower passenger ancestors. Becoming a member of the Mayflower Society gave me the excitement of a new journey toward the discovery of how I could continue the journey of my ancestors, and to sustain what they began. The Mayflower Society is the best vehicle toward keeping alive and vibrant the ideals and endeavors of our brave ancestors.
It is a living breathing organism. It is an honor to have Pilgrim ancestors and to keep their story alive. Too me in honoring our ancestors is very important for all of us to do. Contrary to what many may think , your ancestors can either be by blood or through spirit. It is also very important for all of us to know that they, our ancestors are never far away from us. Lori Huebener Jones. I am proud to part of the heritage that founded our great nation.
I have enjoyed doing research to confirm generations of family stories which connected my grandfather to his Mayflower lineage. It is a link to ancestors who risked everything to start a new life, where they could be free to worship as they chose. Validation of my ancestry and meeting my many cousins. Ancestor: Edward Doty, Edward Fuller. My children are also related to John Holland and Elizabeth Tilley through their mother.
I would like to tie it all together before the year anniversary. Ancestor: William Brewster, Thomas Rogers. It means my family's roots are deep in New England's soil, especially in Maine. Honoring my grandmother. When I was a teenager in the 's, Grandma showed me letters from her cousins that said she was eligable to join the Mayflower Society. As a teenager, that was the last thing on my mind, and the internet was years away.
With much pride, I received my MF certificate on what would have been her th birthday. Having Richard Crenna portray my ancestor in a TV movie. Carol Casinelli. Very excited to know that I am related to someone who came to this country in It's being part of a wonderful group of 'relatives'.
Have met many interesting people through this Society, which has expanded to other Geneaological Societies, many of whom are also Mayflower descendants.
Kimberly Niznik. Knowing my direct ancestors preserved together through so many hardships with faith, strength, and hard work to make a new life in an unknown land, a land that grew into this great nation, makes me extremely proud of my heritage and what they accomplished. Staci Kendrick Jones. Being part of this brave and adventurous group of our first American generation and their descendants makes history come alive.
Margaret Olson. I was lucky to learn of my Mayflower connections from my maternal grandparents, each of whom had research from an earlier generation. I have photos of my mother, her siblings and her uncle in costume at the celebration in Plymouth. They summered on Clark's Island at that time. Michael O'Curran. When I discovered I was a Mayflower descendant, it helped me understand myself better. Being part of this wonderful story is a special honor for me. I'd never expected to find a Mayflower connection, after all of these years of research, so this breakthrough was a magical moment.
A link to the earliest New England ancestry. Quite wonderful. Susanna Berry. I am extremely proud of my heritage and ancestors who worked so hard for their beliefs. As a direct descendant of John Billington, Samuel Fuller and John Howland, I have come to appreciate the serendipity of existence itself and have passed on that wonderment to my children and grandchildren and those that are part of the genealogy community.
Something to treasure. Proud of my heritage and the courage to endure of all the pilgrims, and of all my immigrant ancestors. Being a descendant makes the Pilgrim story more connected and personal than simply a historical event. Susan C.
I am grateful to those intrepid people for founding a country where the hope for liberty and justice still prevails. Karen McArthur. As a descendant of at least twelve of the Mayflower passengers, I've visited the Mayflower museums on both sides of the Atlantic and am fascinated by the stories of courage that led these families to make the journey and to set up a new community in a world that was new to them.
Finding my heritage, finding family and descendants of My 10th Great Grandfather. Learning the history of our family and the paths they took in life. With the ancestry. While many grandparents and great grandparents had interesting lineage, my fathers fathers family was the most productive.
It directly linked me to William Bradford. Stephen Bennett. It's just exciting to be a part of the continuing story of these courageous early Americans and learning of their adventures. Trudy Thurgood. Going to Plimoth Plantation with my daughters strengthened me. Knowing what they suffered and sacrificed for Freedom increases our committments to do all we can to keep our freedoms!
Where could we go if we lost it here!? Michael Hawkins. Location: Indiana, United States. Proud to have my family be part of this nation's history from the beginning. Well it means an important part of my life. James DeVenney. Location: New Brunswick, Canada. Jesselyn Knight. Being a part of the Mayflower story is about being family. I feel honored to have just been approved a new member of the Mayflower Society.
I am glad I can honor my ancestor William Brewster, who had such faith, courage, and determination. Ancestor: Thomas Rogers, George Soule. Thanks to my cousin Christopher at the Mayflower Society for charting our lesser known kin on a route back to New England in It is inspiring and enlightening to realize that I am here today because of people who were willing to pull up stakes and endure hardship because they saw the need for change and were willing to make a lifetime commitment to God, one another, and a new society.
Larry Alexander. It's a great connection to my genealogy research that I can share with my family. Carolyn Schatz. My grandmother was Phoebe Mundell and comes from the line of the Jenney family. Desiree Blackwell was part of the family and I believe 3rd or 4th generation descendant of Richard Warren. I desire to learn more of my ancestors and how they survived.
To leave a legacy to my children would be awesome. Christine Decker. Finding out recently that my maternal Grandmother's line was descended from the first pilgrims on the Mayflower was a major shock! Much of my genealogy is through ME and MA which was so surprising. I have always been a HUGE history lover so genealogy has become a super exciting new hobby for me! Robert Roether. It gives me a sense of connection. I wasn't aware of the Mayflower connection growing up, just that part of my family had been here a long time.
The search was also a fascinating hobby, solving a puzzle. Heritage and Tradition Valued. Joel Hagenburg. I have been researching my family history for many years. I was thrilled when I discovered this historic connection to Gov. William Bradford, my 12th Great-grandfather. Lisa Shoemaker. I was so excited to find myself a Mayflower descendent. I had been giving tours in the Boston area and Plymouth even though I live in the midwest , so I had studied this history and was fascinated with it, then I found out my ancestor was a part of this exciting history.
No wonder I love the Boston and Plymouth area so much! Melanie Boyan. I've lived on Cape Cod my whole life with generations before me and now having proof is amazing. I'm proud to be among the descendants of the many immigrants who have come to this land seeking a new start. I also think it's awesome to be descended from the only passenger who fell OFF the Mayflower. It is interesting to see where my family is now in comparison to their history.
Pym Underwood Mumford. I have just found out that we are descended from Elder Brewster on my mother's side. I am thrilled to know that our ancestor was such a well-respected, upright man. It is interesting that, without knowing the connection, we have spent summers in Brewster, Massachusetts, since the s. I feel so proud of our wonderful heritage. I have enjoyed learning more about my ancestors and distant relatives.
It makes history much more relevant and alive! Kimberly Smith. Having a love for history, I feel very connected to the events that shaped our nation due to those of my ancestors who were involved.
As a writer and musician, I feel their influence in my heart, mind, and soul when I am working on a story or song; it is a humbling experience. There isn't a day that I do not feel their influence in my life. Debra Triplett. Ancestor: William Mullins. I am astounded to learn this information and feel more connected to my ancestors and heritage. I have been searching my lineage for years and am honored to have such an important individual in my heritage.
Lois Bartlett Swan. I feel honored to be a part of the Mayflower family. It is incredible what our ancestors were willing to sacrifice for a new start in our wonderful country. It is incredible what they had to endure, not only in the crossing but the struggle to survive once they arrived. They were awesome! It helps me to know where I came from and that I am part of the beginnings of this country.
Steven Althoen. Kimberly Gelinas. I love that my personal family history includes those brave individuals who settled this country. I'm from New England and all things New England are of interest to me. I have been doing genealogy since I was about 12 but have never taken any action to tie myself to the Mayflower officially. Thought it was about time. I've been using PAF for the past few years and have a huge file but I think I can save portions of it if needed. Steve Pattison. Mary Galemenser. I am a member of DAR and would like my children and grandchildren to know they are descendants of the Mayflower.
It gives me a sense of where I came from. Incidentally, I have a friend who used to work for me who is descended from Edward Doty, an indentured man to Stephen Hopkins Elizabeth Brown. I'm very proud and happy to be a part of the Mayflower story. My daughter found this information out and I'm certain she will make sure it is remembered.
Stephanie Neely Nibert. Being a part of the Mayflower story is something very exciting and special to me and my father. I will ensure my children and generations to come know the struggle and sacrifice their ancestors endured. Walter Fiedler. I was very surprised to find that any of my ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower.
I just returned home from a visit to Provincetown, MA. If I had known the connection I would have been even more interested in its historical significance. I can only imagine the hardships these people chose to endure, and am inspired by their stories. Robin Ruth Alexander. I love being part of living history. I am proud of my heritage and working on joining on a second Mayflower ancestor. I enjoy the meetings with other members in our local colony chapter and seeing them year after year.
I also enjoy meeting new members and building new friendships. I have gotten some of my relatives in as wedding gifts. Peggy L. Welter born Ohl. Besides Richard Warren I am linked to many more Mayflower passengers by marriage. Would like to know more. Harold Williams. Jane Barrows Tatibouet. Understanding and relating to the long line of sturdy, faithful and patriotic folks who unknowingly were creating one of the world's finest countries and way of life, has led me purposefully through my own life's accomplishments, in order that our future generations may know and appreciate these brave Pilgrim Fathers upon whose shoulders we stand.
It is so important to know our history- without knowing what came before us, we cannot appreciate all that we have today. WIth Plymouth coming in it is especially meaningful to me to be part of the Mayflower family. Cynthia Bolivar. I am a member of the D. R and have recently discovered my Mayflower connections. My late mother always claimed that we were related to the White family but I have discovered connections to the Allertons. Being a "New Englander" I am proud of my heritage and ancestral roots here where I make my home.
Christy Allred. Connecting with my ancestors and family. Research for my son's Merit Badge. Doriann Salisbury. Ancestor: Richard Warren, William White. Roberta Estes. Love being part of living history, including the DNA of my ancestors. My ancestors stories are on my blog. I have known for a while that I was a descendant of Edward Doty, but until my grandsons entered school and became interested did I start serious study about my ancestry.
I would like to become a member of the Mayflower Society by , the th anniversary. Michele Sleight. Freedom, liberty, independence, bravery. Location: Helsingborg, Sweden. Shirley Vivion. Being a part of the Mayflower story brings my historic heritage into the present with such pride in my ancestors, it's hard to put into words. It's sort of mind blowing Eleanor Schatz.
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Debra Bell Yonkers. It means everything to be affiliated with this powerful part of American history, not the least of which is tremendous pride, humility, respect and appreciation, especially for the hardships endured generations ago. Knowing that my family line is part of early American history is very exciting. One of the descendents in the Stephen Hopkins line is even a signer of the Declaration of Independence! How cool is that?! It would give me great pleasure to finally achieve what I have wanted for so long. Barbara A Weed. I have always been proud of my Mayflower ancestors. My grandmother would tell us of our early New England heritage.
We are strong. We are survivors. I am connected to a group of individuals that helped found this nation and who value family and history; those who are not afraid to be a part of something bigger than themselves; preserving our connection to the past for those in the future. Alison Haskins. I'm part of the immigrant story from our country's earliest beginnings. How strong and determined they were to carve out a new life in the wilderness. That thread continues every day with new immigrants coming here to be safe and free, and who are just as strong and determined. Donna E Gates Smeall. I am thrilled to have found my Mayflower roots as it solidifies my genealogical research for me.
Denise Picard Lindgren. It is humbling to learn how my family connects to the men and women who helped to found New England. Kathleen Boston McCune. My 10th Great Grandfather, William White died several days upon landing, but his son, who is also my 9th Great Grandfather Peregrine White, was born on the 19th of December, while he and his mother, Susanna Fuller White, my 10th Great Grandmother, were still aboard the Mayflower. I am proud to have a heritage of family members so courageous. Jeri and Rhonda Jones.
I am in awe of the discovery and proud of my heritage!
Diane nee Gault Robinson. Rebecca Smith Munn. Elizabeth Tilley is my 12th G-Grandmother. The fact that she was the only surviving member of her family that came over on the Mayflower and that she married John Howland who almost lost his life on the journey by falling overboard, is amazing to me! If it weren't for these two, I wouldn't be here today! Marsha Joyce Adams.
I was so proud to discover I am a Mayflower descendent! Growing up in Massachusetts, history is on every corner and I am thrilled that my ancestors were here in the very beginning! Having ancestors with such courage and stamina. Andrea Kleiner. My grandmother, Caroline told us we were related to Stephen Hopkins but back then it was hard to prove. Now with all the information available I believe I have proven it to be true.
We are all a part of history. I'm enjoying learning so much more because this history involves my relatives, past and present. I'm also William Brewster family. I'm proud to find that so many of my ancestors were so great a part of the history of the United States. It means that my ancestors were brave in their pursuit for freedom of their beliefs. Florence Hemming. Susan MacDonald Dill. That my ancestors were among the first European settlers in North America and descendants are still flourishing here would mean something to me about knowing my family history.
It would not make me better than anyone else but add a sense of rootedness in history.
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Melanie Daniels. Family Tree on Ancestry. This was a recent discovery for me, but the breadth and depth of my early American ancestry as a whole has made me much more appreciative of what our ancestors built on these shores and the importance of the liberty established on these shores to all of humanity. Colleen Eldredge. Having a great idea of where the one line of he family began.
So fascinating for me to study. Ancestor: Francis Eaton, George Soule. It means that myself and my children would have an important heritage that can be passed on to my grandchildren. Carolyn Hugley. Michael Rowley. This was an unexpected but beautiful find. Genealogy is really like a series of constant gifts.
Being a descendant of the brave pilgrims who gave so much to come to this wilderness in and fought so hard to live in a land of freedom and liberty is at the very heart of who I am and all I believe. Theirs is a story worth being told over and over. Kathleen Kingman. Our Mayflower family link meant a lot to my Uncle, Keith Kingman, who introduced me to a great group of people through Soule Kindred in America. This pic was taken when I had the pleasure of meeting Soules from all over the country at the reunion in Plymouth. The reunion in is sure to be a splendid time for all!
My aunt has traced our family tree and this would bring confirmation. I've been researching my genealogy for years. After learning I had ancestors on the Mayflower, I was surprised and elated. I think it is very exciting! Lauren Fitzharris. Allison Fitzharrs. Francis Gosling.
Until a few years ago, I didn't know about this part of our family. Now we're up to 7 direct descendants and one who didn't come on the Mayflower actually was part of the team that created the compact Robert Cushman! I've recently been to Plymouth and look forward to returning! Just to know my ancestors have been in this country for hundreds of years. Also to trace my ancestry back as far as I can.
I'm a very patriotic person and believe in how our founding fathers fought for this country. Finding out that I descend from those who influenced this country so highly explains so much about me! I'm proud to descend from three Mayflower Passengers! I am an avid family historian and the Mayflower landing is a fascinating part of my ancestry. As a history lover, discovering that my ancestors were an integral part of what would become the United States of America is fascinating.
For me, it's a cool connection- a more personal connection - to our nation's history. Even if part of my family has been here for almost years, others are immigrants from the s. We almost all are immigrants. I wish everyone would remember that and have compassion for our current immigrants. Ancestor: John Alden, Stephen Hopkins. I am very proud of my Mayflower Heritage. Donald Meredith.
Learning more about my ancestors. JoAnn O'Linger-Luscusk. I'm honored to be descended from such brave people, and happy that I was able to honor them by proving my lineage and joining the Mayflower society. Stephen Hopkins is my 11th great grand father, and the history he has created is fabulous to me. We visited the pilgrim village and was totally taken in by how they lived back then. I am proud to be a descendent of his. Davin ''Daffy'' Bobbel-Chase.
Jon Billington came over here so that we could be free. I am free and you are free, thank you to Jon and Frances Billington, pilgrims who cared. Being part of the Mayflower story is a definite bond to the history of our country and the courageous people who sacrificed all to follow their beliefs. Marlyne Natali. That I am about as American as anyone can get and have a great heritage. I'm a little piece of American History. Stephanie Patterson. My Grandmother was a Mayflower Society Member. This history is important to our family.
Fascination with family history. Shows the pride and dedication my family has to the country we helped form. I feel very honored and humbled to be a descendant of John Howland and the Tilleys that came over on the Mayflower. Amy Beth McGee Andrzejek. I am proud that they were co-creators of the Mayflower Compact and inspired by their courage. Jennifer Davis. William R Johnson. Location: Wyoming, United States. Being part of the Mayflower story gives meaning to my deep seated patriotism and love for the American story.
Patricia Anne Rogers. Ancestor: John Billington, Francis Eaton. I have always felt an amazing connection to History, to the old days gone by. I believe our Ancestors are still with us, teaching us It has been an amazing journey to know I carry the legacy on. It is just wonderful to know my family was part of the beginnings of our great country. Very proud. Location: Arkansas, United States.
Great to be able to link myself to the history and courage of those who came before me. Very exciting to be a part of the historic voyage and settlement. It is an honor to be connected to history. I love history and am proud of my heritage. Lynne Davidson. Jennifer Alden. The end of this line for Alden namesake. Location: Alabama, United States. It makes me think about how I need to live up to the strength and integrity of my ancestors. It makes me want to be a better person. Plus I think it is so incredible that I am a descendent that it is hard to believe.
It helps to give me a sense of history of the United States to be able to trace relatives all the way back to the Mayflower. Sharon Pontious. Being Mayflower Descendant means that my family played a major part in making the United States of America the great country it is today. Stephen Folden. Paulette Gehrke. My grandmother has documentation. I would like to continue the documentation for my children. Entrepreneurs love it, large corporations love it, universities and now even governments love it — welcome to the exciting and emerging world of the Internet of Things IoT.
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