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April 13, 2017 — Berwyn, PA

Main Line Genealogy Club (MLGC)

++Topic: “Genealogical Clues from Schoolgirl Samplers” by Cynthia Steinhoff
1 pm to 3 pm at the
Easttown Library, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA

Cynthia Steinhoff is director of the library and tenured professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She uses research skills honed through more than 40 years as a librarian to learn about the families and lives of girls who make samplers. Her own collection of samplers exceeds 150 pieces, with an emphasis on samplers from the id-Atlantic region – and especially Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. As she began researching her samplers, she quickly realized how many clues appear on them that leads to finding much more family information. In addition to researching her samplers, she continued research on her mother's family that was begun by a distant cousin and began to research her paternal line. Among her ancestors, she discovered an 18th century Presbyterian minister, an early Pennsylvania surveyor and map maker, and two brothers who died on the same day in a Civil War battle in Virginia.

Cynthia is a researcher and editor for Dr. Gloria Seaman Allen, the textiles historian noted for her work on quilts and samplers. She was part of the team led by Dr. Allen and Dr. Lynne Anderson of the Sampler Consortium to document Delaware samplers. The project culminated with a 3-day symposium in March 2014 at the Biggs Museum in Dover, Delaware, along with an exhibition of 60 Delaware samplers. Cynthia spoke at the symposium about researching sampler makers and their families, and was a copy editor on the accompanying catalog, Wrought with Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers, published by Biggs. She is a researcher with Dr. Allen and the editor of her forthcoming comprehensive monograph on Delaware samplers, addressing about 200 samplers made in the First State.

Cynthia earned a bachelor of science degree in Education at Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), a master of science in library science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and a master of business administration at University of Baltimore. A native of Westmoreland County in Western Pennsylvania, she lives in Severna Park, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland with her husband and 2 Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Nettie and Annie.

Cost: $5 (donation suggested)

Main Line Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Easttown Library with a different program each month.
Please visit our website at www.mainlineroots.org


May 6, 2017 — Carnegie, PA

Nashi Predky — Our Ancestors Ukrainian Genealogy Workshop

"Rediscovering Your Family Stories"
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
8am - 5pm

Ukrainian American Citizens’ Club
302 Mansfield Boulevard
Carnegie, PA 15106

Featured topics
• The Basics of Ukrainian Genealogy
• Finding and Using Ukrainian Church Records
• The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets
• History of Lemkos, Boykos, and Hutsuls
• Using Gazetteers, Directories & Schematisms for Eastern European Research

Featured speakers: Justin Houser, Michael Buryk, Rich Venezia, and Michelle Chubenko

Informative talks, answers to your questions from recognized experts, time to network with fellow genealogists (who may have family from the same region or village as you), as well as breakfast and lunch, all for only $55!

Register online: www.NashiPredky.org/workshop
Save $10 if you register before March 31st!


May 6, 2017 — 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

"The Family Detective" presented by Bob Stein, on using a detective's methodologies to research your family history.
This presentation is helpful for both new genealogists starting out as well as experienced researchers looking to break down brick walls.
It utilizes methods you may have seen on TV or read about in detective stories such as Visiting the Scene and Interviewing Witnesses.
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup


June 3, 2017 — 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

"How to Research Military Records and Uncover their Genealogical Treasures" presented by Sydney Cruice Dixon, well-known researcher and genealogy instructor in the Philadelphia area.
Sydney will discuss the who, what, where, when, why and how of researching your ancestor's military service and histories.
She will explain the benefits, and how to navigate some of the difficulties of researching at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup


June 25-30, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

GRIP - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

Six courses held at La Roche College, Pittsburgh
Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments,
Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation,
Writing and Sharing Your Family History,
Research in the States of the Old Northwest Territory,
Research in Washington, DC, from Afar, and
Tracing Your Roots in Eastern Europe.

More information: www.GRIPitt.org


July 16-21, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

GRIP - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

Six courses held at La Roche College, Pittsburgh
Practical Genetic Genealogy,
Advanced Genetic Genealogy,
Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey
Research, Irish Genealogical Research,
Law School for Genealogists, and
Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper.

More information: www.GRIPitt.org


August 5, 2017 — 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 Census Records with Maps" presented by Ted Bainbridge, PhD, researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer.
This program will introduce case studies of how three long-standing brick walls were knocked down using censuses and maps together.
The records used, the methods of analysis, and the discoveries made will be explored.
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup


August 30 - September 2, 2017 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference

Mark your calendars and look for further information as it becomes available. This national conference will have the best speakers in the field giving you their tips and methods to improve your research. The exhibit hall will have the latest in products, software, and books. Come and spend time with us — you never know when you will meet a cousin! For more details, see http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=43.


October 7, 2017 — 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

"Bucks County Resources at the Mercer Museum" presented by Thomas G. Myers, researcher and author.
This presentation will offer an overview of the records available to researchers at the Mercer Museum (Spruance) Library, operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.
NOTE: This will be similar to the session Tom presented in December 2016, where there were seating limitations that required us to limit the number of participants.
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup


October 17-21, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)’s 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference

Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel
1111 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231

All members and non-members of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International are invited to participate in our Conference events.

Join us for a rich spectrum of International, National, and Local presenters. In addition to the many Czech, Moravian, Slovak, Rusyn and German-Bohemian genealogical related break-out sessions, this conference will also include optional tours of the local regions rich ethnic historical and cultural sites.

Other highlights include: a Parade of Kroje (folk dress) fashion show, a Vendor Room, CGSI Traveling Research Library, Silent Auction, Translation Service, Networking Room (Informal Regional 'Round-table' groups are forming across the nation and continue to meet locally for education and mutual assistance).

Please Note this is in 2017. The following year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the ‘Pittsburgh Pact’ which led to the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918! This is the same Hotel as our 2001 Conference.

Plans are still being made so watch http://www.cgsi.org/ for full CGSI Conference 2017 Information including Registration, Accommodations, Travel, Conference Program Details, Speaker Bios, Tour Information, and Discounted ‘Early-Bird’ fee options.

CGSI is a non-profit cultural genealogy group. For more information or to join CGSI visit: http://www.cgsi.org/


November 11, 2017 - Perkasie, PA - SAVE THE DATE

11th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair

Hosted by the Bucks County Genealogical Society
More info coming soon, featuring
• 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.
For more info visit www.ancestryfair.org or follow us at www.facebook.com/ancestryfair.


December 2, 2017 — 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

"Researching Bucks County Deeds" presented by Joseph J. Szafran Jr., Bucks County Recorder of Deeds
The responsibility of the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Office is to record and maintain for permanent record all documents related to real estate (deed, mortgages, subdivision plans, etc.) and various other documents such as veterans' discharges, notary public commissions, etc. The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office houses records from 1684 to the present. The office is no longer preparing bound books, but all official records are retained in microfilm and microfiche modes. Learn how to access these important records for your genealogy research.
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Visit www.bucksgen.org for more information
or email gro.neskcub|yticilbup#gro.neskcub|yticilbup



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