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Wednesdays, September 19 to November 14, 2018

Foundations of Genealogy II

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

Instructors: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, Sandra M. Hewlett CGSM,and Frank Southcott

Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills! This 8-week class is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.

Topics covered include:

An introduction to genealogical research using DNA
How to research record groups available for families and individuals living in the 1800s
Understanding the naturalization process and its impact on genealogical research
Maximizing the resources available at historical societies and how to locate hidden manuscript collections
Utilizing federal and state records to uncover family history

Practicum sessions are included in the class, allowing attendees to test their newly-acquired research skills by creating an action plan for a research problem. A class session dedicated to expanding attendees’ knowledge of records and resources available at HSP will also be included.

For more information and to register, please visit: [http://foundations18.eventbrite.com/?aff=eastman]


October 6, 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

"Using Atypical Techniques to Find Your Ancestors"
Mike Schwartz’s father arrived in America in 1927, so finding information about the Schwartz family in New York should have been quite straight forward – or so he thought. But with over 55,000 Schwartzes listed in New York City in the 1930 census, he needed some innovative ways to find them all. Mike will describe some of the atypical techniques he used and the strokes of pure luck he needed to
find his Schwartz relatives in both the USA and back into Central Europe.

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 www.bucksgen.org for more information.

Open to the public
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members • Door Prize: DNA kit!
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
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October 11-13, 2018 — Valley Forge, PA

Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society 39th National Conference

12 pm October 11 to 9 pm October 13 at the
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, PA

"Tracing Our Roots in the Cradle of Liberty"
There is no better place for historians and genealogists than AAHGS's Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you'll gain the tools, the resources and the methodology for pursuing African-American historical and genealogical research.

Open to the public
$390 Members / $450 Non-Members full registration with meals (early bird registration ends September 10) • Pre-conference Philadelphia area tours available beginning October 9!
Visit www.aahgs.org and select "Conference", then "Conference Information" for more information (including Conference flyer)
or email gro.sghaa|ecnerefnoc#gro.sghaa|ecnerefnoc


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.

For more information and to register please click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/military-records-for-the-family-historian-tickets-45603016851?aff=eastman


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.

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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.

Visit www.ancestryfair.org or www.facebook.com/ancestryfair for more information


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 www.bucksgen.org for more information.

Open to the public
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members • Door Prize: DNA kit!
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup


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.
//Online registration and additional information http://www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org
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