New Database: The Mayflower Quarterly

Edward Winslow House, 1754. Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Just in time for 2020 and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing, we are very excited to announce the new database based on the first fifty years of the The Mayflower Quarterly. There are approximately 5,000 pages and 92,000 searchable names in this database.

The Mayflower Quarterly is a publication of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD). The Quarterly contains news, pictures and articles on activities and events surrounding GSMD and its Member Societies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Articles often include names of GSMD and Member Society leadership.

This new database is the second major deliverable from our partnership  with GSMD, which previously resulted in the publication of the database Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880.

This database index includes all names and article titles for the first fifty years of publication, from 1935 through 1984. The database is organized into volumes that correspond to the issues of the Quarterly, and the volume name includes the year it was issued (in parenthesis).

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteers: Nell Nies, Elizabeth Handler, Lois Houghton, Tom Clements, Renda Smith, Jan Lundquist, Gale Stevenson, Wendy Sheppard, Ron Wilson, Meg Mills, Karen Ristic, Ray Ristic, Carol Botteron, Diane Arbuckle, Marie Wells. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database digitization and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

The entire run of The Mayflower Quarterly is available at the NEHGS Boston research library, call number F72.E7 E62.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership