Thanksgiving Reading

Tonight I decided to take a look at my shelves and share a few Thanksgiving related books that I will be reading portions of over the next week.

Pilgrim Stories - Elvajean Hall - Margaret Pumphrey - Pilgrims -ThanksgivingI will probably read this entire book. It is a little over 100 pages and gives a brief overview of the first years that the Pilgrims spent in America.

Pilgrim Stories was originally written by Margaret Pumphrey, but was later revised and expanded by Elvajean Hall.

Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647  - William Bradford - Pilgrims - Plymouth - Thanksgiving - MayflowerAnother great resource that I have is Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 by William Bradford.

I have read parts of this book before and plan on reading more of it this week.

Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick - A Story of Courage, Community, and War - PIlgrims - Mayflower - Plymouth - ThanksgivingA newer book that I have about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims is Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick.

I have heard that this is a very good book, and it is near the top of my reading list (along with many other books).

Plymouth Colony - Eugene Aubry Stratton - Pilgrims - Genealogy - Ancestry - ThanksgivingPlymouth Colony: Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton is  another great resource as Stratton is a former Historian General of the General Society of Mayflower descendants.

I have not found any Mayflower passengers in my ancestry, but I do have ancestors who are considered Old Comers (those who came to Plymouth from 1620-1627). You can read about them in Pilgrim Ancestry. I plan on reposting part of the information from my post last year along with some new and updated information that I have found.

The Pilgrim Migration - Robert Charles Anderson - Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 - Genealogy - Thanksgiving - Great Migration StudyThe Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 by Robert Charles Anderson includes profiles of several of my ancestors.

The book is part of the Great Migration Study Project and was published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This year I finally joined the society so that I have greater access to their vast resources.

This is one of the books that I recently ordered from them to take advantage of a new member discount. You can see some of the others by clicking on my post: Home Again

Now to start reading 🙂


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