Friday, February 3, 2012

Follow Friday ~ “Always More Pilgrim Books”

As editor of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society newsletter, "The Shallop" I recently received a notice that there was a transcript of Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs keynote lecture from the banquet of the 2011 Trienniel Meeting of the General Society of Mayflower Desecendants held at Taunton, Massachusetts at the Pennsylvania Mayflower Society website  I believe that it is important we share this information, and the opportunity to read Dr. Bangs's lecture, with genealogists, historians and interested folks outside of the Mayflower Society. 
Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs addresses the
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
12 September 2011 in Taunton, Massachusetts

I was fortunate to have been at this banquet, and thoroughly enjoyed hearing Dr. Bangs speak.  I had last heard him speak many years ago at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  He is a world renowned expert on the Pilgrims, especially on their years in Leiden in the Netherlands.  He also spoke earlier in that same week on some research about the “Women of the Mayflower” project, along with genealogists Caleb Johnson and Simon Neale.   He is the author of the 2009 book Stranger and Pilgrims, Travelers and Sojourners: Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation as well as other books and articles.  He is the director of the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum in the Netherlands. 

Please visit this page at the website for Dr. Bangs 2011 lecture “Always More Pilgrim Books”.  I remember that at this lecture he had a slide show of all the books mentioned in his lecture, as well as a pile of some of them on his lecturn.  He often had to move the books about as he spoke, so he could reference his notes.  In my opinion, no matter how many history and genealogy books have been written on the subject of the Pilgrims, there will always be room for more on my bookshelf! 

For more information:

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants

The Pennyslvania Society of Mayflower Descendants

The New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants


Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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