Roots & Branches: Genealogy at HSP

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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10/3/13
Author: Dana Dorman

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be hosting a grand reopening celebration on Wednesday October 16, 2013, to unveil our redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults.

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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.

Topics: Genealogy
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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.

Topics: Genealogy
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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.

Topics: Genealogy
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