Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Mayflower Society

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants now has listed all 51 names of those who left descendants. For many years you could only join using the male line (which obviously used the women in conjunction) but finally the women get equal status. I wonder, to how many of those our membership can document descent. I descend from 16, 3 people twice. It would be interesting if we could trace back to all 51.

Each state has their own society. There may also be colonies in each state. The Constance Hopkins Colony is in this area. They had a meeting last Saturday which was very interesting. Members brought Civil War memorabilia and Paul Dudley, a Civil War re-enactor, spoke to the group.