In addition to the info at www.mayflowerhistory.com
, those trying to figure out whether they are descended from Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower may find the following sources helpful. These may be available at a nearby library that has genealogy materials, but they can also be purchased. I got my copies through the Ancestry store.
- Mayflower Marriages
- Mayflower Births and Deaths
- Mayflower Families Through Five Generations
- Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy (2 vols).
These works often contain information about the lines that intermarried, with Cape Cod Library having narrative accounts of what was known about individuals.
- Do be careful of online family trees. A number of people have jumped to confusions. Family stories are also to be careful of. I've seen folks in our family invent stories, even confusing Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower with the Stephen Hopkins who signed the Declaration of Independence. Others, online, attribute additional children to Stephen or still adhere to older ideas of who his first wife was.