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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Essex England: Home of the Mayflower?

essex england home of the mayflower
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:30pm

Join genealogy reseracher Linda MacIver as she examines the 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.

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Linda B. MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She is retired from a 27-year career at the Boston Public Library where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes. Linda is the past Secretary and Civil Records Director for Federal Records for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC), a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG). She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England!) Record Office. Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College. She was the 2018 recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship to the Genealogical Institute for Federal Records (GEN-FED) at the National Archives and the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Senior at the Center of Excellence Award sponsored by Xerox Corporation and the City of Boston.

The program is hosted by Wilmington Memorial Library in collaboration with Memorial Hall Library and Tewksbury Public Library.