Go to the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s website, americanancestors.org, to check out the events, as well as the database of descendants. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (themayflowersociety.org) also has many activities underway.
Jamestown and the founding of the Virginia Colony in 1607 was celebrated in 1957 and 2007 with Queen Elizabeth II taking part. We often forget, that after 1620, other colonies started up fairly quickly: 1626, New Amsterdam (later New York); 1630, Massachusetts Bay (the other part of Massachusetts); 1633, Maryland; 1636, Rhode Island and Connecticut; 1638, New Hampshire and Delaware. Then there was a long gap until the Carolinas were created in 1663 as one colony and divided in 1710. New Jersey was created in 1664, and Pennsylvania in 1682. It was 50 years later, in 1732, that Georgia’s charter was signed, and the colony’s settlement began in 1733.