This work is a compilation of birth and death records from the Bowman files, the largest manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy in existence. With its companion volume Mayflower Marriages, it encompasses all the vital records of the descendants of the Mayflower passengers as found in the research files of the renowned genealogist and editor of The Mayflower Descendant, George Ernest Bowman (1860-1941), “the largest documented manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy.”
With references to 50,000 Mayflower relations, this two-volume work contains, besides records of births, baptisms, deaths and burials, references to burial location, cause of death, and address at death gleaned from land and will records, court and church records, transcripts of personal letters, and more.
In keeping with the format established in Mayflower Marriages, lines of descent are shown which enable the reader to trace back to the first generation any name that is accompanied by a generation number. Most lines are carried to the seventh and eighth generations, and some to the tenth. Each volume is separately indexed.