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12/7/16
Author: Daniel Rolph

HSP's Historian and Head of Reference Services Dr. Daniel Rolph recently featured several "hidden gems" from HSP's collections in the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History's latest British Connections newsletter.

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10/3/16
Author: Vincent Fraley

To mark this week's release of the FREE J. G. Brill Company Photograph Index – a new, web-accessible database containing information on 12,578 images produced by the J.G. Brill Company – HSP takes a closer look at the story of the trolley and undercarriage manufacturer. The database is freely available to the public, click here to begin exploring

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9/23/16
Author: Vincent Fraley

Inspired by the 2016 launch of HSP’s Tavern and Liquor License Records database, Roots & Branches latest blog series, Genealogy by the Glass, explores stories of alcohol production and consumption from Philadelphia’s 300-plus-year history, highlighting lesser-known collections for genealogists researching tipplers, tavern owners, brewers, distillers, and winemakers in their family histories. 

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7/28/16
Author: Ellen Bateman

Sherri Broder’s study of family life among Philadelphia’s Victorian era poor, Tramps, Unfit Mothers, and Neglected Children: Negotiating Family Life in Late Nineteenth Century Philadelphia, provides an insightful exploration into the meaning of family, the definition of family roles, and the variety of narratives used to define family life.

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3/10/16
Author: Anonymous

This year's Family History Days brings together professional genealogists and family historians from around the world to help beginner & seasoned researchers alike find their story. In the weeks leading up to Family History Days on March 18 & 19, we'll be spotlighting several of the event's featured speakers.

Click here to register for Family History Days or visit hsp.org/FHD

Topics : Genealogy
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3/7/16
Author: Anonymous

This year's Family History Days brings together professional genealogists and family historians from around the world to help beginner & seasoned researchers alike find their story. In the weeks leading up to Family History Days on March 18 & 19, we'll be spotlighting several of the event's featured speakers.

Click here to register for Family History Days or visit hsp.org/FHD

Topics : Genealogy
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3/7/16
Author: Anonymous

 

 

 

 

It will perhaps come as no shock that, in terms of website categories, pornography attracts the most traffic. Number two, however, may surprise some: genealogy.

Popularized by shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots, genealogy - the study of lines of descent - has become one of the most prevalent pastimes in the United States.

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2/19/16
Author: Anonymous

This year's Family History Days brings together professional genealogists and family historians from around the world to help beginner & seasoned researchers alike find their story. In the weeks leading up to Family History Days on March 18 & 19, we'll be spotlighting several of the event's featured speakers.

Want to register for Family History Days? Click here or visit hsp.org/FHD

Topics : Genealogy
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2/3/16
Author: Anonymous

This year's Family History Days brings together professional genealogists and family historians from around the world to help beginner & seasoned researchers alike find their story. In the weeks leading up to Family History Days on March 18 & 19, we'll be spotlighting several of the event's featured speakers.

Click here to register for Family History Days or visit hsp.org/FHD

Topics : Genealogy
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2/3/16
Author: Anonymous

Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced family history veteran, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has something for you this spring.

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