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Ellis Family of Plymouth Colony

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This project is to trace the Ellis family from its earliest roots up to about 1800, focusing on the descendants of John Ellis, Sr., a First Settler of Plymouth Colony, and then to points South in the United States.

Other Ellis lines are welcome to this Project as well.




Make sure the name fields of the Master Profiles include first name, middle name, last name, maiden name if known, otherwise blank, suffix for Sr., Jr., etc. In the display name field only add titles such as Gov. or Dr. preceding.

For example

FN Reuben MN (blank) LN Coffin MN (blank) Display name is Captain Reuben Coffin


The United States did not exist until 1789 and the United Kingdom was formed in 1707. Please be careful about using autocomplete. It is better to use the "place" field and type out the place name. Use place names such as England and South Carolina and spell out the country name with historical accuracy.

For example

Colonial America: Charleston, South Carolina

Suggested Reading

Please insert in alphabetical order by last name of author, and provide URL link if available online