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Saturday, March 20, 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

*2021 Spring Family History Conference*

Join us from the comfort of your own home while you attend a LIVE, On-line, day-long conference brought to you by North Hills Genealogists!

Featuring Dr. Michael Lacopo who will speak on the following topics:

1. More than the Census - Our Families Did Exist within those 10-Year Intervals!
2. Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
3. Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Reevaluating the Evidence
4. Pennsylvania County Land Records and Their Footprints in Other Sources
5. Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases that Killed our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through

$35.00 NHG members
$40.00 non-members

Register on our website: http://www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org.

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

Main Line Genealogy Club

"How to Save Your Research from Destruction & Ensure Its Future Survival" by Lisa Louise Cooke via Zoom

Don't let your lifetime of genealogy research end up in the landfill! Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you the 7 key strategies to securing the future of your research including designating a "research keeper," setting up a Genealogy Materials Directive, and making donations with a Deed of Gift. Don't miss this class - your family research legacy depends on it!

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Host of Genealogy Gems Podcast & Family Tree Magazine Podcast. She is the author of a variety of multi-media offerings at http://genealogygems.com

Please visit http://mainlinegenealogy.org to join our club's email list. Click "Contact Us" to be added to our email list, receive the Zoom meeting invitation and further instructions.

$5 Suggested Contribution

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

Main Line Genealogy Club

"The Recent Revolution in Irish Genealogy Research" presented live by John Grenham in Ireland via Zoom

John Grenham is the Internationally renowned, Leading Irish Research Expert & Author of "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors"!

Over the past decade, Irish research has gone from being one of the weirdest and most difficult in the world to one of the weirdest and least difficult in the world. The talk outlines the starting point and changes, with plenty of practical examples.

Please visit http://mainlinegenealogy.org to join our club's email list. Click "Contact Us" to be added to our email list, receive the Zoom meeting invitation and further instructions.

$5 Suggested Contribution


Wednesdays and some Thursdays, November 4 - December 9, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Foundations of Genealogy I"

Place: Virtually Online over the Zoom Platform, hosted by Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

UPDATE: This course will be held online, not in-person, because of Covid-19 considerations.

Learn more at: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foundations-of-genealogy-i-tickets-121412148003?aff=eastman]

This fall, in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, HSP will host Foundations of Genealogy I, an 8-week course for family historians and genealogists seeking to become more effective and efficient researchers. For the first time ever, this course will be held vitually over the Zoom platform!!

During each course session, registrants will learn the skills and explore the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in genealogy research. Ms. Cruice Dixon will explore how to conduct proper research, discuss the advantages/disadvantages of online genealogy resources, examine which historical records can reveal the most about researchers’ family histories, and more.Over the 8-week course, registrants will learn proven research methods to root out their most elusive ancestors, as well as how to document research findings with reliable evidence.
For beginner and experienced genealogists alike, Foundations of Genealogy I is designed to equip researchers with the fundamental knowledge and expertise to develop new skills on their own, wherever their research may take them – whether online or in person at libraries and archives.

This is a robust course, designed for all levels, from beginners to experienced family historians. No Refunds can be issued after September 30, 2020.

Open to the public
$250 Friends of HSP / $300 General Admission


Tuesdays, November 3 - December 8, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Researching Your Irish Ancestors"

Place: Virtually Online over the Zoom Platform, hosted by Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

UPDATE: This course will be held online, not in-person, because of Covid-19 considerations.

Learn more at: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/researching-your-irish-ancestors-tickets-121569079389?aff=eastman]

Researching Irish ancestors is extremely challenging when considering the Irish census loss of the 19th century and over half of the Church of Ireland records to the 1922 fire in the Public Records Office in Dublin. This program will seek to explore those record sets remaining, the political boundaries and methodologies that can be used to discover your family in Ireland.

Learn the best process for Irish research to get the maximum results for your research hours and explore the free online websites that may reveal where your Irish ancestors lived.

This course is designed for all levels, from beginners to experienced family historians. No Refunds can be issued after September 30, 2020.

Open to the public
$175 Friends of HSP / $225 General Admission


Saturday, October 31, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone

North Hills Genealogists Virtual Family History Conference

Join us from the comfort of your own home while you attend a LIVE, virtual day-long conference.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., nationally recognized expert on Genetic Genealogy, will speak on a variety of DNA-related topics.
The conference will be held online using Zoom.

$35 members/ $40 non-members
$15 annual membership fee

Learn more at our online registration page at https://nhgconference.eventbrite.com.. More detailed information along with the registration brochure will be posted on our website https://NorthHillsGenealogists.org in the near future.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:30am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone

14th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair - Via Zoom!

The Bookends of Liberty: 300 Years of the Growth of Freedom in North America. Our program will cover the unique opportunities and challenges the records of these events present for genealogists as well as the social history of these two important milestones.

The 2020 Bucks County Ancestry Fair of the Bucks County Genealogical Society will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Compact and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States with The Bookends of Liberty: 300 Years of the Growth of Freedom in North America. Our program will cover the unique opportunities and challenges the records of these events present for genealogists as well as the social history of these two important milestones. For complete information visit www.ancestryfair.org.


Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10 am Eastern Time Zone

The Bucks County Genealogical Society presents "Genealogy & Newspapers"

DESCRIPTION: Newspapers can fill in gaps in family history research and may provide information not found anywhere else. Therefore, newspapers should be a part of any genealogist’s tool kit. In her presentation, Janeen Bjork will introduce us to both free and fee newspaper databases, present her top 10 search strategies, and review best practices for locating specific information from within the hundreds of millions of newspaper pages that are digitized and available online.

THE SPEAKER: Janeen Bjork honed her detective, analytic, and presentation skills during her 30-year career as a television researcher and programmer, It was her sister-in-law, who was a Bjork by marriage, who recruited her to Genealogy in 2011. Janeen studied radio, television and film at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Currently, Janeen shares her research methods in well-received “Newspapers for Genealogy” classes, workshops, and presentations in CT, NY and MA. You can find more about her presentation schedule on her website, JaneensList.com (http://janeenslist.com/events/).



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