The Pilgrim Francis Cooke DNA Project


To join the Pilgrim Francis Cooke DNA project you need to have a valid DNA Kit number at FamilyTreeDNA and you need to be a member of the Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society, or the Mayflower Society, with a proven line to Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke.

The Pilgrim Francis Cooke DNA project is located at:
Pedigrees are posted at this link: Pedigree results
The yDNA results are posted at this link: yDNA results

If you meet the above qualification for joining the DNA project, log into your FTDNA account and under Myprojects filter for Cooke or Francis Cooke and you will see the link to do a join request. After I receive your join request I may ask you a couple of questions and then I will approve your request to include you in the project. Please mention your GSMD member number as that will speed up the approval process, otherwise, you will need to submit a documented pedigree for each generation from you to Pilgrim Francis Cooke.

For additional information please contact
Mike Terry
Pilgrim Francis Cooke DNA Project Administrator
Mayflower DNA Project Administrator



Guides, Books, CDs & Online Databases


There are many different sources for obtaining genealogical records and it's important to cast a wide net in order to get the best results. Here are some ways for you to start your search. The key is to start at the present and work backwards. Relatives can offer invaluable leads that will fill in the blanks and save time.

Start by Reading The Genealogy Resource Guide

How to Use DNA Testing to Trace Your Family Tree
How to Preserve Your Family Treasures
How to Handle Antiques Textiles and Costumes
Preserving and Passing On Your Values: How to Create a Family Heirloom
13 Fun Family Traditions: Examples and Ideas
These ideas come from Caroline Hampton:



Philip Delano of the Fortune 1621,compiled by Muriel Curtis Cushing
The New England Descendants of the Immigrant Ralph Farnum, Vol 1 & 2, by Russell Farnham
The Nims Family, Vol. 1, from Godfrey Nims-seven generations
Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 12, Cooke
The Chandler Family, The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, 1637
Ancestors of American Presidents, compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts
Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America before 1700 7ed
The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 fifth edition
In the Devil's Snare, The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692, Mary Beth Norton
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman, Witchcraft in Colonial New England, Karlsen
The Gurney Family from Abner to Zuinglius, A genealogical Dictionary, some descendants of Richard Gurney who settled at Weymouth, Mass before 1656



BlueBloods 4.1 European Royalty and American Aristocracy
Mayflower Descendant Legacy, as researched by George Ernest Bowman
The Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Mass 1640-1850 NEHGS
Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500-1800s Immigration Records, CD276, Family Tree Maker's Family Archives
Massachusetts vital Records: 1690-1890,
Annual Register for England, Scotland, Ireland, & America 1798 Archive CD Books
Interactive Atlas of Great Britain Ordnance Survey
1880 U.S. Census, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Delorme Topo USA


On-line data bases

New England Historical Genealogical Society all subscriptions Family trees and Genealogy Library Irish genealogy

Judy Hughes –
I will be glad to do any look-ups from these books for anyone who wants them. I also have much documentation re: this Soule line and a little on my other Mayflower ancestors. Also have several on-line databases
George Soule of the Mayflower and his Descendants in the Fifth and Sixth Generations (FIRST EDITION: Part One, FIRST EDITION: Part Two, and THIRD EDITION). Alden, Allerton, Cushman, Hopkins, Mullens, Standish And Warren

Marcia Briggs –

Dianna Saario - Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society Genealogist at
I am volunteering to do lookups regarding the following books:
Provincetown Cemetery Inscriptions, Lurana Higgins Cook, Hugh Francis Cook, Anne Gleason MacIntyre,
John Stuart MacIntyre, 1980 Heritage Books.
Vital Records of Plymouth MA to the year 1850, Lee D. van Antwerp, 1993
Picton Press
The following books, all by Susan E. Roser, Genealogical Publishing Co.
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Volume 1 and 2
Mayflower Increasings
Mayflower Marriages
Mayflower Deeds and Probates
The following Silver Books, Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Volume 12, Francis Cooke
Volume 21, John Billington, orig. Harriet W. Hodge, revised Robert S.Wakefield
Volume 14, John Alden Part 1, Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes, 1999
Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy, Volume 1 and 2, Leonard H. Smith, Jr, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992
Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston, Robert J. Dunkle
and Ann S. Lainhart, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000
Gleanings from Newport Court Files 1659-1783, Jane Fletcher Fiske, 1998
Rhode Island 1782 Census, Jay Mack Holbrook, Holbrook Research Institute, 1979
A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries, David Allen Lambert, New England
Historic Genealogical Society, 2002


Philip Delano of the Fortune 1621, compiled by Muriel Curtis Cushing
Philip Delano of the “Fortune” 1621 and His Descendants for Four Generations, compiled by Muriel Curtis Cushing
Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs by Maureen Taylor White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 1, The First Five Generations Documented Descending Through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham, Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1990.
White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 2, The First Five Generations Documented Descending Through his second child John Howland and his wife Mary Lee, Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1990.
Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620 – 1647… by William Bradford, Introduction by Francis Murphy
The War of 1812 by Francis F. Beirne
The Mayflower and Pilgrims New World by Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower Index, Vol 1 by General Society of Mayflower Descendant (information is not accepted for the GSMD for membership)
Red Book by Ancestry
The LaHarper, Births, Marriages, Deaths – October 1875 thru December 1889 by LaHarpe Historical & Genealogical Society
LaHarpe Cemetery Burial Records, City Cemetery & Adjoining Township Cemetery by LaHarpe Historical & Genealogical Society
History of Portage County, Ohio 1807 - 1889 by Henry Howe
Muskingum County Ohio, Reprinted from Henry Howe's "Historical Collection of Ohio" and other sources
Plymouth Colony, It’s History & People, 1620-1691……… by Eugene Aubrey Stratton

Mayflower Society Silver Books

Mayflower Families through Five Generation, Vol 1 - Vol 23 (My Vol 21 Billington book is missing)
The Pink Books (part of Mayflower Families in Progress series)
Robert Bartlett
John Billington
William Brewster
Francis Cooke
Stephen Hopkins
Degory Priest
Henry Samson
George Soule, 1-3
Miles Standish
Richard Warren


FTM #203 The Complete Mayflower Descendant, Vols 1-46 & other Sources
Journal of Friends Historical Society
Illinois History & Genealogy Reference Library DVD #1
Illinois History & Genealogy Reference Library DVD #2
Ohio, History of Greene County
Ohio History & Genealogy Reference Library DVD #1
Ohio History & Genealogy Reference Library DVD #2
Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County
Rhode Island History & Genealogy Reference Library

On-line databases

• (US only)
• American
• Internet Archive - is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.




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