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.  Live event links are posted below.

Missed a lecture? View previously recorded lectures on demand.

2022 Mayflower Society Virtual Program Schedule

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.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Zoom webinar information:

  • Webinar Link
  • Webinar ID: 873 2998 6578
  • Webinar Passcode: 810769
Jeanette Sheliga,
“Beefing Up an Ancestor’s Timeline”

So often there are unanswered questions and brick walls surrounding a person on your family tree.
This presentation focuses on techniques and good practices on how to obtain and organize all of the information that you can locate on a person and,
hopefully, help to answer your questions and break through the brick walls.

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.

View On Demand Webinars

2022 Mayflower Society Virtual Programs

Who Lyeth There? Digging Up Colonial New England Ancestor Records
Presenter: Beth Finch McCarthy
Passcode: !Z#9hWdC
Mayflower Society DNA Project
Presenters: Mike Terry, Susan Abanor and Kenneth Whittemore
Passcode: ajI2.8wq
Locating Records in Archives from the Couch
Presenter: Sara Cochran
Passcode:  H!?gN=1y
The First Thanksgiving, 1621
Presenters: Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle
Passcode:  PI.k6ufE

2021 Mayflower Society Virtual Programs

400 Years on Leyden Street
Presenter: Lisa Pennington
Passcode: 9Yrl=8q?
75 Years Later: Creating Wartime Family Reunions
Presenter: Bonnie Wade-Mucia
Passcode:  QtqK%s0

Made in America
Presenter: James W. Baker
Passcode:  W?=YE77$

The Peregrine White Webinar
Presenter: Stephen C. O’Neill
Passcode:  X&F9Sm5$