Mayflower Compact

The journey had been long and turbulent, but after sixty-six days at sea, land was finally spotted. The relief that must have been felt on November 9, 1620 when present day Cape Cod, came into view. Several days were spent … Continued

Mayflower Voyage: Life on Board

By the time The Mayflower set sail for the New World, provisions were low, after losing much time and resources on the repairs for The Speedwell. The passengers were already weary, having been on board throughout the delays. The Mayflower … Continued

Mayflower Voyage: Turning Back

After being delayed with repairs for The Speedwell, the ship originally hired to travel with the Mayflower, the voyage to the new world began. On August 5, 1620, The Speedwell and The Mayflower set sail with the Separatists and colonists … Continued

Did my Ancestors Come Over on the Mayflower?

Yesterday, we celebrated Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving tradition in America originated with the Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower. There were 102 passengers {plus crew} that came over on the Mayflower.  However, by the end of that first winter over … Continued

History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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  The highlight for many households is the annual Macy’s Day Parade.  So, let’s take a look at the long history behind the parade. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an annual event to watch for many American households. The … Continued

Celebrate the History of Thanksgiving

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  Thanksgiving is upon us!  However, many of our ancestors did not celebrate the modern Thanksgiving we know today. Yes, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621.  Not until George Washington was President, was another Thanksgiving celebrated … Continued