lecture series: Finding Your Ancestors

Mayflower Society House
4 Winslow Street
Plymouth , MA

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Mayflower descendants are proud of their lineage to the Pilgrims, but they are out to prove that all journeys and ethnicities traveled by anyone’s ancestors are equally compelling. The Mayflower Society’s 2019 Genealogy Lecture Series Finding Your Ancestors, spearheaded by member Lisa Pennington, will examine fascinating stories involving the research of non-Mayflower ethnicities and will teach budding genealogists how to begin researching their ancestors.

May 16 - Stephen Middaugh’s Revolution – Peggy MacLachlan Baker
Intensive research on the descendants of Pilgrim Thomas Rogers led Baker to begin investigating her own Scottish ancestors. Baker will discuss a surprising story she unearthed, as well as the tactics that led to the discovery of her unknown connection to colonial American history. Genealogy can follow strange and wonderful paths, particularly if you remember to trace both male AND female lines!

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Society House, located at 4 Winslow Street in Plymouth, MA followed by a reception. All are welcome to attend, but seating is limited due to space, so reservations are encouraged.