Mary Ames Mitchell

 

Mary Ames Mitchell’s Info

Expert genealogist and researcher Mary Ames Mitchell has traveled the United States and Great Britain seeking stories about her ancestors. Using her degrees in Art History from Wheaton College, Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design, and Education from the University of Southern California, she compiles books, slide presentations, animations, and even ballads to pass the stories on to her children and grandchildren. She loves the detective work that genealogy involves. She has ventured from her home in the San Francisco Bay area to the tiny mining town of Minonk, Illinois, and the metropoles of Minneapolis and Chicago. She has visited ancestral graves as far away as Aberdeen in Scotland and in localities in California. Through diligent research, she has proven ancestral links through the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Jamestowne Society, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Check out her list of books and assorting writings to the left.

Past Book Events, Speaking Engagements and PowerPoint Presentations

Alameda Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants on “How the Portuguese paved the way for the Mayflower.”

Redwood Empire Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants on “Ancient Maps: From Babylon to Boston.”

The Santa Cruz Genealogical Society on “Researching in England for The Search for My Abandoned Grandmother

San Francisco-Peninsula Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, East Bay Genealogical Society, Redwood Empire Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society on “Researching in England for The Search for My Abandoned Grandmother

South Pasadena Library. Launch of Abandoned Grandmother combined with an art showing of Leo Politi's political illustrations from 1940-1946 created for Mary's grandfather, Prynce Hopkins,’ magazine Freedom and Unity

El Marinero Chapter of NSDAR on “How to Publish a Book for Under $10”

The Santa Barbara Genealogical Society on “Researching in England for The Search for My Abandoned Grandmother

Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter of the NSDAR and El Marinero Chapter of the NSDAR on “The Migration of our Ancestors East to West from 1600 to 2013”

San Francisco-Peninsula Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants on “The 1630 Voyage of the Lyon

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art on “The History of Printing and Its Effect on the Reformation”

Marin Genealogical Society on “The English Galleon”

Vroman’s Book Store in Pasadena, California. Book launch for The Man in the Purple Cow House

Reader’s Books in Sonoma, California – Launch of The Man in the Purple Cow House and Other Tales of Eccentricity

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California – Launch of The Man in the Purple Cow House and Other Tales of Eccentricity