Introducing our 2021 Virtual Lecture Series

Coming This Spring: New Virtual Lecture Series! 

Free genealogy and history-related lectures in Zoom webinars start this April.

GSMD is pleased to announce the Mayflower Society House Virtual Lecture Series, beginning in Spring 2021! These lectures are free and open to the public, and will cover a variety of Mayflower Pilgrim-related topics, including their odyssey, their life and times, their maritime experience and, of course, genealogy. Monthly webinar lecture events will be hosted by the Mayflower Society on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm EST. 

Please plan to join us, and enjoy learning more about Mayflower Pilgrim and genealogy topics from the comfort of your home. Our first three lecture topics are highlighted below; stay tuned for announcements of additional lectures!

Links to each lecture will be posted on this page as they become available.

Click here to join the webinar on April 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM:


Our preliminary schedule is as follows:


Lecture Flyer 2021



Our first lecture is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm EST with Michael Brophy: Orphan Trains: History, Genealogy, Legacy.

The Orphan Trains operated between 1854 and 1929, transporting 200,000+ children from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Through oral history and genealogy research – with ongoing, diligent care of the unique records – over two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this uniquely American movement. 

Michael Brophy is a nationally known professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He has served as Board Member on the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and the New England Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike was featured on Who Do You Think You Are? and conducted research for Ancestry, book authors, and hundreds of private clients.

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Click here to join the webinar on April 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM:

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