New HSP Genealogy Collection Available on Ancestry.com

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929 collection has been digitized and is available for research by members of HSP. 

This collection includes applications from people wanting to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications include the name of the Mayflower passenger and a statement listing the line of descent from that passenger – with full names and birth, marriage, and death dates and places. References to published materials documenting the relationships are cited in the records, and copies of unpublished records may be found in the files as well.

The application cover, which typically follows the application, may include the date the application’s approval, and the application letter typically includes the applicant’s address. Because these records include lists of sources used, they can also be very useful in uncovering new records.

These records are available to all members of HSP. Already a member? Click here to visit our members-only section to access these records. For more information about member benefits, or to become a member of HSP, please click here

About the Vital Records Project:

HSP has collaborated with Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, to digitize over seven million records from our collection. These collections detail more than 300 years of Pennsylvanians’ life history spanning from 1708-1985. This partnership with Ancestry.com allows HSP to provide access to thousands of original vital records containing information from each county in the state of Pennsylvania, including church, cemetery, and undertaker records. Ancestry.com also hosts HSP’s indexes with almost 100,000 individual cards, which contain information from county ledgers, genealogical scrapbooks, Pennsylvania Revolutionary War battalions and militias, and the records of Philadelphia’s Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home.