Angel Gabriel Shipwreck So far all I have found in my genealogy are ancestors who were born in England and came to New England, not as the original Pilgrims in 1620, but a bit later as part of the Great Migration of immigrants after 1630. They came mainly from 1630-1635 and were my 6th-8th Great Grandparents. They were the ones who were not shipwrecked! I wonder what proportion of ships were lost in the crossing, for crossing the Atlantic in ships of sail in the 1600’s was a perilous journey.
My family tree keeps getting heavier as the branches grow. I now have data for 2745 ancestors and I’m feeling overwhelmed. Even the number of named immigrants is overwhelming – approximately 500 and still climbing.