While working on the history of the Winslow House, a main body of sources that i need to mine for data is the Mayflower Quarterly. This publication is made by General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is printed tri-monthly. While reading statements made by the Mayflower Society House Committee (also known as Plymouth Committee), I found myself reading the reports of the Historian General. In most cases, these reports pertain to the quality of membership applications and in some cases they feel it necessary to establish guidelines for lineage papers. Other information that would be of interest to genealogists are corrections in the society’s genealogical data. The Historian General’s job is to assess proof and therefore some ancestors are occasionally re-identified.
This has been a fun volunteer research project. I am looking forward to getting back to my own ancestors next week.