The chapter meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. EDT with microphones turned on for socializing. The business meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the presentation.

Linda MacIver will present “Essex County England:  Home of the Mayflower?” Join Linda as she examines the early and final history of the Mayflower and the ship’s connections to the county of Essex (England) including the ship’s captain and signers of the Mayflower Compact. Follow the 17th century document trail to confirm what we really know about the Mayflower. Serving as the New England Representative for the Essex (England!) Record Office, Linda brings a unique perspective to the event that brought ancestors of more than 30 million Mayflower descendants around the world to these shores.

Linda B. MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She recently retired from a 27 year career at the Boston Public Library as Genealogy Specialist where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes. She taught the multi-week beginners’ genealogy course for 5 years. She also organized two extremely popular seasons of the Local and Family History series and developed the Intermediate Genealogy Summer Lecture series. Linda is the Civil Records Director for Federal Records for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG.). Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College.

Linda was the 2018 recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship to the Genealogical Institute for Federal Records (GEN-FED) and the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Senior at the Center of Excellence Award sponsored by Xerox Corporation and the City of Boston.

Pre-registration is not required since we will be using GoToMeeting instead of GoToWebinar, due to an overlap with another meeting.

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