Source talk:General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families through Five Generations

Minor quibbles with recent changes [24 April 2011]

Chicago Manual of Style, I am informed, says all prepositions are lower case in a title, i.e., through. I am aware some people choose to limit application of this rule to those under 5 letters, but it can hardly be said that the lower-case "through" was wrong.

If society is the publisher as listed, the location of Plymouth was correct, at least according the listings at worldcat which gives Plymouth, MA, as the location for every volume that the society is the only publisher. A few volumes were published by Picton Press and those say Rockport or Camden Maine. For these, the worldcat listing adds the society as a co-publisher/distributor, and giving Plymouth, MA as a second location. So it seems either both publisher and place are both Various, or they are the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and Plymouth, MA, because that is the place you would contact to obtain a copy.

Trivial, to be sure, but so was the recent change, and seemed a little unnecessary to me, as I thought :the previous values were better. --Jrich 19:32, 24 April 2011 (EDT)

John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley are different (I think) from any other Mayflower passengers with descendants. There are four volumes covering each of their four eldest children and their descendants, Elizabeth Pearson White primary author, published by Picton Press in Camden, Maine. The only "silver book" covers the six younger children who left descendants; the only one of the five volumes published by the General Society. I own the latest printing of all five of these volumes, so I can take a crack at fine-tuning the source pages, but it's not at the top of my list. I have no Mayflower people, but I have a neighbor and good friend who is descended both from this pair through Ralph Gorham and Desire Howland, and from Governor Bradford. Her ancestry is much more interesting than mine. -- Jaques1724 20:46, 24 April 2011 (EDT)

Source:White, Elizabeth Pearson. John Howland of the Mayflower (2004) and Source:White, Elizabeth Pearson. John Howland of the Mayflower (c1990-) are different source pages, as opposed to v.23 of this series whose description says: "Volume Twenty-Three - Part One: John Howland - The First Four Generations of his Children Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Jabez, Ruth, and Isaac. Compiled by Ann Smith Lainhart and Robert S. Wakefield. Note: This volume covers only the younger children of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland. The four elder children are treated in four volumes John Howland of the Mayflower published by Picton Press between 1990 and 2008." Volume 23 is listed in worldcat as publisher General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. --Jrich 22:04, 24 April 2011 (EDT)