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06 May 2013

Demystifying Lineage Society Applications - June 22, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Are you eligible to join a lineage society? Does the process overwhelm you? Come to this informative workshop to learn:
  • how to start the process
  • how to organize your papers for submission 
  • how much help to expect during the process
Linda Longley, Co-Historian of the California Mayflower Society, will give an overview of the resources the Mayflower offers to new applicants and what is expected from you in order to complete a Mayflower Society application. The procedures can be used for most lineage societies.

Bring your questions and you will be on your way!

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  How do I start the process?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What proof is needed for each generation?
  • What to submit and what not to submit?
  • If all else fails – how do I hire a researcher?
A case study will be presented and we will review the "help sheet" given to each applicant when they begin the process.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Questions and Answers

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a workshop to complete your papers. It is a day to clarify what is needed and how to organize your application and proof. When joining the Mayflower Society, you are responsible for researching and supplying the proof needed to complete your application.

Register online.

The class is limited to thirty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-member fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the class.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first thirty registrants. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Linda Longley retired from a marketing career in Silicon Valley twelve years ago. She is a member of three lineage groups: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Colonial Dames of America and Daughters of the American Revolution, and of many genealogical and historical societies. In 1984 Linda discovered her link back to Colonial America. Since that time she has worked steadily on her family genealogy. She is the author of three articles published by The Maine Genealogist, a publication of the Maine Genealogical Society and she authored the chapter on her ancestor, Jonathan Langley, in Portraits of our Patriots: Stories of Revolutionary War Ancestors.

For the last six years, Linda has been working as one of three California Mayflower Society Co-Historians. Her latest project is researching and writing a book written as a biographical directory focused on 4-6 plus generations of the descendants of James Langley, b. ca. 1680 of Oyster River Plantation Durham, New Hampshire. Linda is a native of Maine and a resident of Burlingame, California. She was most recently the Governor of the San Francisco/Peninsula Colony of the California Mayflower Society.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.