Lecture Series

Lecture Series

In 2021, the Mayflower Society launched a very popular Lecture Series covering a variety of Mayflower Pilgrim-related topics including their odyssey, their life and times, their maritime experience and, of course, genealogy! 

Please plan join us to enjoy learning more about Mayflower Pilgrim and genealogy topics from the comfort of your home in 2022.

Monthly webinar lectures are free and open to the public.  No pre-registration required.  Event links are posted below.

2022 Mayflower Society Virtual Program Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 872 2245 6604
  • Webinar Passcode: 883830
Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle,
“The First Thanksgiving, 1621"

Falmouth, MA, artist Karen Rinaldo created the only known painting that shows the surviving passengers of the Mayflower and the 91 Native Americans who attended what we call the First Thanksgiving feast. Ms. Rinaldo researched historical records and first-person accounts from the Pilgrims who were present. Except for the Native Americans who are unnamed in the historical account, every figure portrayed is identified by name in an addendum provided for authentication.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 875 6290 9534
  • Webinar Passcode: 617749
Sara Cochran,
“Locating Records in Archives from the Couch”

The digital age has brought billions of records to genealogists’ living rooms. However, there is much more only available in hard-copy. Learn how to track down these valuable resources, wherever they are in the world, without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 868 2759 1897
  • Webinar Passcode: 698291
Mike Terry,
“Mayflower Society DNA Project”

More details to come.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 868 7733 0934
  • Webinar Passcode: 591278
Beth Finch McCarthy,
“Who Lyeth There? Digging Up Colonial New England Ancestor Records”

Researching your early New England family presents many challenges. Events may not have been recorded, or there is no standard for finding the records. You will learn how to place your ancestor in historical context and effectively locate historical records and other essential evidence sources.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 869 4246 4702
  • Webinar Passcode: 452967
Mark Schmidt,
“The Mayflower Society House and the Red Cross: How the House was used during World War II”

In December 1941, just as the United States was entering World War II, the Winslow House became the property of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. It was then turned over to the Plymouth chapter of the Red Cross, and it served as their headquarters for the duration of the war. This is their story.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 823 1663 5758
  • Webinar Passcode: 611176
Bonnie Mucia,
“Setting Sail to the Mayflower Society with the Silver Books as Your Guide”

Do you know how to apply to a lineage society?  Do you understand the purpose of the Silver Books and how they are to be used?  This will be a way to better comprehend both.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 834 5344 4944
  • Webinar Passcode: 224813
Shellie Karol-Chik,
“Disease and Epidemics in Colonial New England”

More details to come.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 864 7902 2435
  • Webinar Passcode: 215555
Geoffrey Gamble,
"The Mayflower and its Crew: A Nautical and Societal History"

More details to come.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link 
  • Webinar ID: 832 4430 5728
  • Webinar Passcode: 130717
Michael Tougias,
“King Philip’s War”

Local historian Michael Tougias looks at Native American way of life, colonial settlements, and the events that led up to what many consider the bloodiest war in American history.

Date TBD
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom info to follow

Jeanette Sheliga,
“Beefing Up an Ancestor’s Timeline”

How to gather all the information you can on an ancestor to assist with proving a line for applications.

2021 On Demand Webinars