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Genealogy: A Personal Appoach to History

Friday, 2/15/13

Do you use family history in your classroom as a way of personalizing history lessons?  Or do you, the teacher, want to create your own family tree outside of the classroom?  Either way, HSP has many resources for you.

If you choose the red "Genealogists & Family Historians" box on our home page, you will be guided to the resources.  Here we promote our spring and fall series of genealogy workshops, give you a quick link to the "Roots and Branches" blog, and link to an essay about how to get started.  The first link at the top of the page - Genealogical Resources -  goes to a page that tells you about he kinds of records we have that can be used in doing family history.  There are also two other particular services to point out:  Research-by-mail whereby you pay us to do the searching through our sources and free use of for our members.

Share with us how you use family history in the classroom.  Do any of these resources help?  What new ones could you use?




Looking for information?

I have found out that there was Emory's in Phila, Pa about 1700"s. It seems that these Emory's married into Evan Davis about 1754. My question is were did these Emory's come from? Now what I have is a Mary Lydia Emory born 1733/37 Phila., PA Her parents maybe Steven & Lena Emory. If you do have any information I would like to get copy of it. My phone number is ... Please let me know.

Inquiry about Emorys

One of HSP's librarians would be happy to help you. They can address research questions that can be answered in less than 10 minutes. Just e-mail or call 215-732-6200 ext. 209. If you need more assistance, I'd suggest our research by mail service. You can learn more at: Good luck with your research!
Best, Lauri Cielo

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