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Where We Meet

The Main Line Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June, from 1 to 3 pm. The Club began holding its monthly meetings online using Zoom in April, 2020. We will continue to meet online for the foreseeable future.
When the current health emergency subsides sufficiently to allow in-person meetings, we will resume them at our traditional location. Easttown Library, 720 First Ave., Berwyn, PA, 19312 from 1 to 3 pm.
Whether you attend online or in person, we ask you to consider making a voluntary $5.00 contribution at each meeting to help defray our expenses.

Our Next Meeting


202012nov1:00 pm3:00 pm400 Years In America:  Joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants by Sandra Rumble (via Zoom)


Event Details

On 11 Nov 1620, the Mayflower and its passengers landed at Plymouth Rock after an arduous 10-week journey from England with 102 passengers and crew of 30.  Do you descend from one of these brave passengers or crew members?  Explore the evidence required to join a lineage society as prestigious as the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and explore the resources available from the Mayflower Society and New England Historical Society to assist you with this task.

Sandra Rumble is an avid genealogist who has been tracing her family history for nineteen years. Combining her thirty-plus years’ experience in software design with her love of family history, Sandra created GenDetective® to help genealogists organize, visualize, and plan further research, and The Traveling Genealogist® trip planning guides. She has coordinated “Documentation for Lineage Societies” at GRIP 2020 and is co-coordinating “Answering the Call of Uncle Same” at GRIP 2021.  Sandra speaks at genealogy conferences about research planning, lineage societies, military records, and other collections. A professional researcher, Sandra’s research focus is Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey from colonial times to the present. A past DAR registrar and Lineage Committee chairperson, Sandra conducts lineage society workshops and has several years of experience helping others research and assemble their membership applications. Sandra teaches introductory family history and DNA classes at Delaware Valley University’s Center for Learning in Retirement


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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A link to the meeting will be distributed by email to the Club's mailing list. To be added to the list, please provide your name and email address using the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

Upcoming Programs

The Main Line Genealogy Club welcomes all who are interested in learning more about their ancestors, both newcomers and those who are more experienced. Our purpose is to present programs that will help both new and experienced students to research their own family genealogies and to learn new techniques for improving their knowledge of their ancestors and their family histories.

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