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Thursday, November 8, 2018 Berwyn, PA

Google Search Tips for Genealogy Research

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Main Line Genealogy Club (MLGC)
Easttown Library
720 First Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312

Google recently celebrated its 20th birthday and it's safe to say that it has changed the way everyone finds things out. A member of the MLGC Planning Committee, Michael Kearney* will review tips allowing you to search literally trillions of documents available on Google. This includes:

How the internet is structured
What Google searches and what it doesn’t
Exact vs inexact searches
Logical grouping of search terms — excluding search terms;
Searching specific sites
Wild cards and
Date ranges

*Michael Kearney, PhD, joined MLGC’s planning committee after retiring from a 44 year career managing large-scale information system projects at U of Penn. He has been an active genealogical researcher for more than 25 years and has had work published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. His latest work, “The Annotated World War I Diaries of Captain George F. Kearney,” is now available on Amazon Books.

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Thursdays, October 11 to November 15, 2018

Military Records for the Family Historian

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This 10-hour program is designed to explore the wealth of information which may be available for ancestors who served in a military capacity. Military records survive from all levels of government, including Selective Service; the National Archives and Records Administration; the individual branches of service; and state, county, and local repositories.

Find out where to locate resources like Revolutionary War militia records, complied military service records, veterans’ compensation records, pension files, and more. Discover tools to dig into and understand the information contained in those records and published works, along with unit histories and diaries, which provide insights into the experiences of your ancestor.

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October 23, 2018 - Harrisburg

Pennsylvania 2018 Archives and Records Management Seminar

The Pennsylvania State Archives is pleased to announce that the Annual Archives and Records Management Seminar will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018.


Onsite sessions will again take place in the Commonwealth Media Center in Harrisburg, with a live webinar feed available for online viewing. Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives will also host a remote viewing opportunity for those who cannot attend in Harrisburg, but who desire to engage with peers. Tentative topics include PDF/A and Evaluating and Improving Disaster Related Outcomes.

Watch for registration information in the coming weeks.

November 17, 2018 — Doylestown, PA

12th Annual Bucks County ANCESTRY FAIR

8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA

Hosted by the Bucks County Genealogical Society, the 2018 Bucks County Ancestry Fair will feature as our keynote speaker CeCe Moore, nationally known innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy. CeCe, who has been the genetic genealogy expert for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. since 2013, will also present several additional lecture sessions at the Fair.

As always, the Ancestry Fair will present a great lineup of speakers on a variety of genealogical topics, exhibitors representing genealogical and historical organizations, businesses, and government agencies with products and services of interest to the genealogical community, and an exciting array of door prizes.

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December 1, 2018 — Washington Crossing, PA

Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting & Program

10 am to 12 pm at the
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

"Discover the Plain Truth in Quaker Records" presented by Ann Upton

Come early to enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks while socializing with like-minded genealogists! Our Beginner’s Corner is available for genealogy newbies at 9:30 a.m. for consultation. Our Bucksgen Store will also be open at 9:30, featuring genealogy buttons, jewelry, publications and more. Visit for more information.

Open to the public
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members • Door Prize: DNA kit!
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March 22 - 23, 2019 — Wexford, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)

North Hills Genealogists Family History Conference

Friday, March 22 - 1:30 - 4:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm (dinner optional)
Saturday, March 23 - 8:45am - 4:00pm (includes hot buffet lunch)
The Columbian Room
250 Swinderman Road, Wexford, PA 15090

This two-day event focuses on DNA and Genetic Genealogy featuring Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD and Ray Jones, PhD.

Topics include:
Friday – afternoon and evening
• Fundamentals of Genetic Genealogy (Ray Jones)
• Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry (Blaine Bettinger)
• The Helen Marley Story (Blaine Bettinger)
Saturday – morning sessions (Blaine Bettinger)
• Working with Testing Company Results
• Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
Saturday – afternoon sessions (Blaine Bettinger)
• Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
• Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA

Open to the public. Early bird registration until Feb. 19, 2019.
Two-day program for members: $95; for non-members $105.
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