"I believe my family can be traced thru the book published by the Mayflower Society ..... Mayflower Families Thru 5 Generations ... EATON). Does anyone know if there would be any records for the 6th, 7th generations which the Mayflower Society is collecting? How would I find this out?
If I can prove my line to the Published Fifth Generation book put out by the Mayflower Society do they except the first five generations as already "proved"?"
Susan Roser, the historian for the Canadian society, but speaking of procedures for any of the states, has addressed this question at the Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants website:http://www.rootsweb.com/~canms/canada.html
First, your second question, whether the first five generations are accepted is answered, "Due to the excellent work of the Five Generations Project of the General Society, and other researchers, all of the Mayflower families (with the exception of some Howland branches) are represented in print for the first four (MFIP) or five (MF) generations, so these early generations are easy to document. If you do not have access to these publications, not to worry, the Historian does."
Second, the matter of generations beyond what is covered in the silver books may be answered by this comment of Susan's if you believe you know your line and are looking for proof. The link for the form ishttp://www.mayflower.org/apform.htm
"There is a way to find out if someone else has joined the society based on your line, you can send a synopsis of your lineage to the General Society and ask them to do a search for a well documented paper that matches yours. A synopsis form can be printed from the General Societyâ€™s site (where you will also find their address) and should be filled out (Mayflower passenger #1) and sent along with $5 (U.S.). If a previously approved, well documented paper is found, you will be sent a copy, and will be able to use the data & sources from that paper, up to the point where your lines branch off, which means your documentation efforts will begin at this point. If the search proves successful, this could be extremely beneficial and cut down on the number of generations you will have to document."