Roots & Branches: Genealogy at HSP

9/18/14
Author: Dana Dorman

If you've been eagerly awaiting your chance to appear on PBS and WHYY's Genealogy Roadshow, now's your chance!

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7/17/14
Author: Dana Dorman

The latest additions to our genealogical and family history holdings are described in a new post on HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

Topics: Genealogy
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6/24/14
Author: Erin Shipley

Names, dates, and locations are oftentimes the only information known about an ancestor, even after years of genealogical research. It is exciting to learn the birth, marriage, death dates and locations of your ancestors. If you’re lucky, you might uncover their occupation or a document that includes their own signature. This is especially true of working class folks, who rarely left detailed records of their lives. But what about the personality quirks, likes and dislikes, talents, struggles, and aspirations of your ancestors?

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5/15/14
Author: Shannon Hadley

As a researcher for the Research by Mail service at HSP, I recently worked with a patron to locate the current burial location of his grandmother. The family knew the plot had been moved from its original Philadelphia cemetery due to redevelopment of the city block decades ago, but they were unsure where the new grave site was located.

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4/24/14
Author: Dana Dorman

Our newest genealogical and family history resources are described in a new post on HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

Topics: Genealogy
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4/10/14
Author: Dana Dorman

Genealogists and family historians may be interested in a new blog post over on HSP's blog "Archival Adventures in Small Repositories." My colleague Sarah Leu writes about using school records to help fill in family details, highlighting some collections at the Plumstead Historical Society.

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3/6/14
Author: Dana Dorman

On Wednesday March 26, German American genealogy expert James M. Beidler will be leading two free workshops at HSP from 5:30 - 8 pm. Register now to save your seat!

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1/30/14
Author: Dana Dorman

The latest genealogical and family history resources are described in a recent post on HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of additions of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

Topics: Genealogy, Slavery
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1/16/14
Author: Lauri Cielo

Ancestry Day—a full day of genealogy classes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center—will return on Saturday, March 15. This popular genealogy event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and Ancestry.com, is designed to help researchers start or hone their genealogical skills. Attendees will learn tips for navigating Ancestry.com’s website and will learn more about HSP’s archive and genealogical records.

Topics: Genealogy
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11/14/13
Author: Dana Dorman

Ancestry.com has published an index to more than 14,800 family history folders and Bible records in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collections, the latest step in an ongoing partnership to make HSP’s collections more accessible to researchers.

Topics: Genealogy
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