Founded in 1971, the Cape Cod Genealogical Society acquires, catalogs, and preserves genealogical and historical information, emphasizing but not limited to Cape Cod.


Tuesday : May 21st : 10AM-Noon

Linda MacIver

“Mining Genealogical Gold in Federal Records”


Linda will be sharing with us some of her discoveries regarding the wealth of federal records useful for genealogical research, as well as some breakthroughs in her own family history.  You haven't done that "reasonably exhaustive search" unless you include more than the usual federal records. It really is a myth that our families weren't important enough to be in records preserved at the National Archives. Come and hear why!

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She recently retired from a 27-year career at the Boston Public Library, where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes in 2011. She taught the multi-week beginners' genealogy course for the past five years. She also organized two seasons of the Local and Family History series and developed the Intermediate Genealogy Summer Lecture series over the past three years. She is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (Mass.) Society of Genealogists (ESOG). She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England) Record Office. Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd. from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College.

Open to the public and all are invited to attend. 

at the Brewster Ladies Library

The meeting opens at 9:30 with coffee and donuts, announcements and program to follow at 10 a.m.


Membership is open to all who have an interest in genealogy. Guests are welcome!

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