Who are the Alden Kindred
of America? The Alden Kindred of America,
Inc. was founded in 1906 as a family association made up of descendents of
John & Priscilla Alden. There are approximately 1,500 members. Among its
activities are the preservation of the Alden House Historic Site
(including the Alden House Museum) in Duxbury, Massachusetts. For further
information, including membership opportunities, refer to the the Kindred Section .
How can I join the Alden
Kindred? Complete details about the Alden Kindred of America, Inc.
and its activities are available in the Membership Section . This
includes membership procedures and applications. You may also request
information and an application from our mailing address:
Alden Kindred of America
Duxbury, MA 02331.
When you apply for membership in the Alden
Kindred, the Kindred's genealogist will fill in your lineage form with all
of the documented information in our files. You will be required to
document the line from the generation where we leave off. Instructions and
a list of acceptable documentation will be sent to you. We have volunteers who may be able to assist you if
needed. You need to be connected to the internet to access this
Why can't I find a
Descendents Page listing the Eighth Generation? Eight generation
individuals are only listed with their parents, not on separate pages.
Look for the seventh generation family page for all known individuals in
the eighth generation of that family.
How can I get
information on descendants who have lived more recently? Information on living members of the Alden Kindred is private. If you send
information on your line of descent from John Alden, the Kindred
Genealogist can let you know if we have information beyond the eighth
generation on this line. If you apply for membership in the Alden Kindred
on a line previously filed by a member, the Genealogist will include
information on common generations when filling in your lineage paper.
Requests to contact Kindred members will not be accepted.
Why can’t I use the
information in this database to join the Alden Kindred, Society of
Mayflower Descendants or another family organization? This database is
an INDEX to sources that are being accumulated by the Alden
Kin Search Project. Much further work must be done before the database
includes accurate and complete documentation and citations for the
estimated one million Alden descendants! Use the database to find an
individual's connection to John Alden and to join the Alden Kindred.
Can I print the
information in the HTML files? It
depends on what you want to print. It is impractical and probably of very
little value to print either the Surname List or the Name Index. The value
in these two files is in the fact that they provide interactive links: the
Surname List to the Name Index and the Name Index to the Descendants File.
Also, the Name Index is about 1,000 printed pages long! However, when you
find information in the Descendants File, you may want to print 'pages'
from this file. Be aware that a single web page may actually be several
pages of printed material, although usually less than twenty pages in
I have a question but
can't find the answer! If you have done you best to find the
answer by reading through the material, you may send an on-line question
to firstname.lastname@example.org who will direct
your inquiry to the proper contact. Questions related to information in
the genealogical database itself (such as suspected errors or additional
information you may have) should be sent there as well.
How do I provide
feedback or submit comments regarding the information? We welcome your
comments and suggestions, especially in terms of information that needs
clarifying, further information you would like to see included, or other
usability issues. You may send the comments and suggestions to email@example.com who will
direct the information to the proper contact.