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Sat, Feb 11


Foley Public Library

Baldwin County Genealogical Society Meeting: Dr. Jack Dwyer, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)

The BCGS February meeting will feature Dr. Jack Dwyer, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) as he presents Mayflower Pilgrim Genealogy "The Voyage that Launched a Nation". All are welcome. RSVP to

Baldwin County Genealogical Society Meeting: Dr. Jack Dwyer, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)
Baldwin County Genealogical Society Meeting: Dr. Jack Dwyer, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Foley Public Library, 319 E Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535, USA

About the event

In this presentation you can expect a brief overview of the 1620 voyage of 102 men, women, and chlldren who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life. Presentation highlights include their voyage in a small cramped ship called the Mayflower and what the passengers endured during their 66-day journey. Additional highlights include their arrival in America, deaths of many of the passengers during the first few months, and life in the colony the first few years. After this overview, the presentation will highlight the genealogical process and available resources to document descent from one of the Mayflower passengers and the authentication process used by the Mayflower Society.

Dr. Jack Dwyer is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, having served 26 years. His service career included two tours in Vietnam and five years as a staff officer in the Pentagon. Following his military career, he served as a senior Department of Defense civilian for 18 years. During his civilian career, he served in the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and in the Office of the Director of Management and Budget. He also served as a Professor and Associate Dean at the Defense Management College and the Defense Acquisition University. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Dayton, University of Texas, Wright State University, and Virginia Tech. He has a doctorate in Adult Education from Virginia Tech. He is a member and former officer of seven hereditary, genealogical, and patriotic societies, including the Mayflower Society, Sons of the American Revolution, General Society of the War of 1812, and New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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