- Nov 1, 2005
oh I love this thread. i am an ancestry hobbyist. There are a couple of lines in my family that have been pretty thoroughly researched and archived through the generations. I am one of the 10% of Americans who can trace back to the Mayflower, my ancestor was an indentured servant who survived that first year. He was quite a character and his name comes up in court records for various delinquent behaviors. I suspect he was one of the "strangers" and not a puritan "saint" based on these records. But, unfortunately, we know nothing about his life prior his arrival here.