Roots & Branches: Genealogy at HSP

9/5/13
Author: Dana Dorman

HSP is pleased to announce that it has added two new tools for anyone doing research in our library: access to the online resources at Heritage Quest Online and Origins.net.

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8/29/13
Author: Dana Dorman

The latest round-up of newly catalogued genealogical and family history resources is available on HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of additions of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

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8/21/13
Author: Vincent Fraley

This fall, HSP will continue its series of genealogy workshops with three new programs. These workshops will be held on Tuesday evenings at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and begin at 6 p.m. They are open to the public and cost $15 each but are FREE for members. So if you're not already a member of HSP consider joining today.

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7/31/13
Author: Dana Dorman

Every year, HSP hosts a variety of genealogy-related workshops, from broad overviews to specialized programs. But did you know that we often post video and/or audio of the workshops on HSP's web site after the events have happened?

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6/19/13
Author: Dana Dorman

A new list of genealogical and family history resources has been added to HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of additions of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

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5/23/13
Author: Sarah Newhouse

Some of the collections here at HSP aren't just useful to genealogists -- they were created by genealogists. One of these is the Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers (collection 3173), which span several generations and centuries. The collection was curated by Penelope (Penny) Hartshorne Batcheler (1928-2007), a Philadelphia restoration architect who was involved in the restoration of Independence Hall in the 1960s and many other local projects.

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4/9/13
Author: Lauri Cielo

On Monday, May 6, HSP will host a free Chinese American genealogy workshop, which will be held at the Independence branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The guest speaker will be Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connections: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, who is traveling all the way from San Francisco for this special event!

The workshop begins at 6 p.m. at the library, located at 18 South 7th Street. To register, click here.

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4/4/13
Author: Dana Dorman

HSP's "New in the Library" blog has been updated with the latest set of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

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3/14/13
Author: Dana Dorman

HSP's "New in the Library" blog has been updated with the latest set of genealogy-related titles that have been added to our collection.

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3/5/13
Author: Dana Dorman

I am posting this entry on behalf of Terry Brasko, a long-time volunteer in HSP's Conservation Department.

Andrew Boon, I know that name! I have been researching my mother’s family’s roots for years. I can quote you the dates, places of birth and death, and spouses of the entire tree right back to Johan and Helena Grelsson who landed on the shores of the Delaware River from Sweden in 1658. Those are the impersonal “facts,” but here was a name that I knew.

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