Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Light Thanksgiving Fare

Mayflower descendants, from Presidents to Hollywood actors, are still making their mark on American society. For a little Thanksgiving fun, check out the eclectic roster of “Famous Descendants of Mayflower Passengers,” at the history and genealogy web site, Maintained by Mayflower descendant Caleb Johnson, the site also includes the text of original source documents such as the wills of Mayflower passengers. These wills reveal the Pilgrims’ prized possessions and their priorities, not to mention the legal writing (and quite recognizable wills and estates law) of the Mayflower generation.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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