Explore the historic Mayflower Compact and more
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By Niall Cullen
400 years on from its famous voyage, delve into the Mayflower's passenger lists to pinpoint a Pilgrim on your family tree.
This iconic collection includes the names and details of the passengers and crew that sailed on the Mayflower in 1620.
Consisting of the five pages of the Mayflower Compact, that was created and signed while on board, the records reveal the Pilgrims' names, birth years and places and relationships to others on the ship.
Even before The Mayflower set sail, our ancestors were crossing oceans. Our collection of Registers of Licences to Pass Beyond the Seas 1573-1677 can help you find their stories.
Were your migrating ancestors enticed by a settlement scheme? This fascinating collection could have the answers. Covering emigration to North America, Australia and beyond, immigrant guides were often used by governments and companies offering incentives to settle in a particular area. They reveal all sorts of advice.
60 different publications from around the world are included in the collection. Use them to add amazing colour and context to your family's migration experiences.
This week, specialist paper Gentlewoman (covering 1890-1895 and 1897-1915) has arrived, along with updates to three other titles.
We've added more pages and year coverage to:
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