Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and love that this blog helps with that. I consider much of my research as a work in progress, so please let me know if you have conflicting information. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My male Mayflower ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, and John Howland.
Female Mayflower ancestors: Mary Norris Allerton, Eleanor Billington, Mary Brewster, Mrs. James Chilton, Sarah Eaton, and Joan Hurst Tilley.
Child Mayflower ancestors: Giles Hopkins, (possibly) Constance Hopkins, Mary Allerton, Francis Billington, Love Brewster, Mary Chilton, Samuel Eaton, and Elizabeth Tilley.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Book Review: Mayflower Increasings by Susan E. Roser


Mayflower Increasings from the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants,  by Susan E. Roser, 2nd edition, 1996, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  

Susan Roser treats 27 Mayflower families in this book, covering the first three generations of descendants. Birth, marriage and death dates are provided when known, as well as epitaphs and obituaries. She also includes a Probate Index for each family to assist the reader in identifying fourth and fifth generation children. Sources are cited throughout and it is fully indexed.

Appendices include Gov. Bradford’s list of Increasings and Decreasings of Mayflower passengers and the 1627 Cattle Division.

Research on Mayflower passengers is never-ending, so there have been some discoveries since this book was published (such as the maiden name of Richard Warren’s wife Elizabeth), so hopefully there will be a third edition published. The only criticism I have of this book is that the type is quite small.

I have found any book by Susan E. Roser to be a valuable addition to my genealogical library and am very thankful for all of her research. Some other books she has written: Mayflower Deeds and Probate, Mayflower Births and Deaths, Mayflower Marriages, Early Descendants of Henry Cobb of Barnstable Massachusetts, Early Descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham Massachusetts.

Genealogical Publishing Company provided me with a copy of this book to review.

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