By Ginny Gotlieb
Do you want to know all the good seventeenth century gossip? Who’s related to whom and their occupation? Our fall program will provide tidbits and guidance on clues to learning about these early settlers. Martha McCartney, author of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary,
will draw on her years of experience as a professional researcher when she speaks to us at our October meeting. She is the author of four books and many articles on the people of early Virginia. McCartney has served as a research historian at the Virginia Research Center for Archaeology and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. McCartney is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and a resident of Williamsburg.
Martha McCartney is the preeminent historian of the people of Jamestown. When she meets with us in October, her newest book on Jamestown will have just been published. This book will include biographical data on residents and all who came to Jamestown on public business, such as service as a Burgess, through 1699 when the capital was moved to Williamsburg. She is the author of four books and many published articles and reports. The National Park Service chose her book, Jamestown Island: An American Legacy
as “best in field.” McCartney has served as a research historian at the Virginia Research Center for Archaeology and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. McCartney is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and a resident of Williamsburg. Her meticulous research puts flesh on genealogical data.
McCartney is coming to California to speak exclusively to the First California Company and our guests – her first speaking engagement here in many years. For this reason, we are opening our meeting to guests from other organizations. If you are involved in other lineage groups, you may announce this opportunity and invite their members to attend. Interested parties should contact Ginny Gotlieb, First California Company’s Governor at FCCJamestowneGov@gmail.com. It is truly a treat to host Martha McCartney for this address.
Our fall program will be at the elegant Regency Club in Westwood. This private setting offers stunning views of the Westside of Los Angeles, exceptional food, and excellent service. We will have the top floor exclusively for our event. The Regency Club
is located just off the 405 freeway at the Wilshire Boulevard East exit. There is parking in the building. This prix fixe event will be a little more than some of our luncheons but is well worth it. We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to attend an event in this unique setting.
Jamestowne Society First California Company, Fall Meeting
October 23, 2010, 11:00am to 2:00pm
The Regency Club, Westwood, CA
10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Guest speaker: Martha W. McCartney, research historian and author of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary
RSVP by October 16. No walk-ins.