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Wednesdays, September 25 to November 13, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Foundations of Genealogy I"

Place: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Foundations of Genealogy I is an 8-week course for beginning and experienced family historians alike. Discover effective research methods, learn how to understand different types of historical documents, and find online resources to uncover your family story.

Open to the public • $275 Friends of HSP / $325 General Admission
For more information, visit https://www.hsp.org


Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm

Bucks County Genealogical Society Program

"Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country" presented by Rich Venezia

Place: David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

Learn the basics of Italian records, what’s available and where, and tips and tricks for finding elusive ancestors. Discover your famiglia and make Nonna proud!
Open to the public • $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
For more information, visit www.bucksgen.org


Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm

++Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania & North Hills Genealogists

Catholic Resources for your Family Tree

Place: St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Schoppol Hall, 1000 Avila Ct., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Learn how to make use of local Catholic Church resources in your family history research with these 3 engaging workshops.

1. Using Digitized Pittsburgh Catholic to Research Family History by Thomas White, Duquesne University Archives & Special Collections

2. Genealogy and Catholic Convent Archives by Kathleen Washy, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden Archives

3. Finding the Faith: Using Diocesan and Sacramental Records to Document Family History by Dennis Wodzinski, Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives & Record Center

Open to the public. $10 includes 3 workshops & light refreshments.
To register, pay online at http://www.chswpa.org/ or make checks payable to Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and mail to c/o Kathleen Washy, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, 1020 State Street, Baden, PA 15005.
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Wednesdays, October 22 to November 11, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Genealogy Website Workshop"

Place: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

In this hands-on workshop we will explore the major genealogy websites—Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, FindMyPast, and more—to ensure you understand and are using all the software applications these genealogy resources offer. You will learn search strategies and techniques to find the most elusive records and family members.

Open to the public • $225 Friends of HSP / $275 General Admission
For more information, visit https://www.hsp.org


Wednesday, October 23 - Harrisburg, PA

Annual Archives and Records Management Seminar

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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. Topics are to include: Moving Office or Archival Records; Collaborative Digital Projects; and a PDF/A implementation roundtable.

Watch for registration information in the coming weeks.


Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4 pm

13th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair: Back to Basics - Researching In Your Neighborhood

Hosted by the Bucks County Genealogical Society

Place: Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

This year's Fair will feature an all-day program with four lectures. The speakers will include representatives from four different offices that all offer research opportunities for genealogists researching their Pennsylvania and New Jersey ancestors:
Bucks County Recorder of Deeds
Bucks County Register of Wills
Pennsylvania State Archives
New Jersey State Archives
Included in the registration fee for this event is a sit-down hot buffet lunch. The day's schedule will allow ample time for networking and socializing.

Details of the lectures and speakers will be posted in early summer, and registration for the 2019 Ancestry Fair will open in late summer.
For info visit www.ancestryfair.org or www.facebook.com/ancestryfair


Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm

Bucks County Genealogical Society Program: German Genealogy

"The Quest to Find the Heimat: German Research Basics" presented by Debra Hoffman

Place: David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

Successful German research begins by locating the town of origin in Germany. This lecture will provide basic tenets for how to identify an ancestor’s German town of origin and what information is necessary to locate that crucial piece of information
Open to the public • $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
For more information, visit www.bucksgen.org


Wednesdays, February 26 to April 22, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Foundations of Genealogy II"

Place: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills in this hands-on, in-depth course. This series is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.

Open to the public • $275 Friends of HSP / $325 General Admission
For more information, visit https://www.hsp.org


Friday, March 13 to Saturday, March 14, 2020

North Hills Genealogists, Pittsburgh

Family History Conference featuring David E. Rencher, AG, CG

Place: Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Topics include:
Friday – afternoon and evening
Using All the Features of FamilySearch
FamilySearch Historical Collections – Tips and Tricks
From Ulster to Pennsylvania
Saturday – morning sessions
Strategy for a Sound Beginning
Framing the Problem for Overseas Research
Saturday – afternoon sessions
Coming Forward, Descendant Research
Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch & other Major Genealogy Web sites

Attend Friday and/or Saturday. Early bird pricing prior to January 20, 2020.
For more information visit https://northhillsgenealogists.org
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Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2020, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

"Researching Family in Pennsylvania"

Place: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. Hear from nationally-recognized instructors, explore the significance of the Keystone State as a hub for immigration, and access records only available onsite at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This is a complete “how-to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story! The curriculum takes participants through three primary questions:

• What records are available?
• Where are the records located?
• How can you decipher what you discover?

By the end of this course, you'll have the answers!

This course is designed for all levels, from beginners to experienced family historians. Enrollment will be limited to 40 persons on a first come, first served basis. No Refunds can be issued after July 3, 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.hsp.org.
Open to the public
Early Bird Tickets (through October 31): $425 Friends of HSP / $470 General Admission
After November 1: $450 Friends of HSP / $499 General Admission


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