16 April 2010
Nancy Peterson at The Society of Mayflower Descendants in California San Francisco Peninsula Colony Luncheon
Posted by Kathryn M. Doyle
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in California
San Francisco Peninsula Colony Luncheon
Delancey Street Restaurant
The Embarcadero at Brannan Street
San Francisco, California
Nancy Simons Peterson will be the guest speaker at The Society of Mayflower Descendants in California San Francisco Peninsula Colony luncheon on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
Nancy is Research Director of the California Genealogical Society and the author of Raking the Ashes: Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research, published by the society in 2006 to coincide with the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Nancy and the entire research team have been burning the midnight oil to complete The Judge Project – which will result in another publication by the society later this year.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants was formed in Boston in 1896. The California Society, chartered October 17, 1907, was established in San Francisco as the first Western State society by pioneers drawn to the new land of opportunity created by the California Gold Rush. The San Francisco Penisula Colony meets five times a year to remember heritage, for social time, lunch and a program related to personalities, events or items of Pilgrim or California historical interest. They hold joint meetings with other colonies within the Bay Area, including their important Compact Day each November.
Any person able to document their descent from one of the Mayflower Pilgrims is eligible to apply for membership.