Virtual Pilgrim Event Leiden400 on 16 May

On Saturday May 16, the online opening of the Pilgrim Year Leiden400 will take place! The Pilgrims lived in Leiden from 1609 to 1620, when they left for America. Get to know Leiden during the virtual event, which will be in English. Take a city walk through the historic center, and meet people who will tell you about Leiden in the time of the … [Read more...]

Records of Pilgrims in Leiden now on

When the Pilgrims fled religious persecution in England, they settled in Leiden. They lived and worked in Leiden, and some married there or had children baptized there. They left for America on the Mayflower in 1620, but not after leaving traces in Dutch records. The Leiden Archives has transcribed several of these records. They used to be … [Read more...]

Quick tip – Pilgrim Archives website

UPDATE 2020: The Pilgrim Archives website is no longer online. I've copied the information to the page Pilgrims in Leiden - Pilgrim records. With Thanksgiving coming up in the US, I thought it would be fun to turn your attention to the website Pilgrim Archives. During their stay in Leiden, the Pilgrims left traces in Leiden records. … [Read more...]