Foundations of Genealogy II

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Foundations of Genealogy II

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Wednesday, 3/1/17 2:30 pm - Wednesday, 4/19/17 4:30 pm
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Foundations of Genealogy II is designed for researchers seeking to further develop and strengthen their genealogy skills. The 8-week class is the follow-up to Foundations of Genealogy I, a course offered in 2015 and 2016 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP).

Foundations of Genealogy II will be held on Wednesdays from March 1st to April 19th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Instructors: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, Sandra M. Hewlett CGSM,and Frank Southcott.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to genealogical research using  DNA
  • How to research record groups available for families and individuals living in the 1800s
  • Understanding the naturalization process and its impact on genealogical research
  • Maximizing the resources available at historical societies and how to locate hidden manuscript collections
  • Utilizing federal and state records to uncover family history

Practicum sessions are included in the class, allowing attendees to test their newly-acquired research skills by creating an action plan for a research problem.

A class session dedicated to expanding attendees’ knowledge of records and resources available at HSP will also be included.

Prerequisites: Completion of Foundations of Genealogy I course and an Ancestry.com subscription.

$225 for HSP Members, $290 for Nonmembers (Includes 1 year Researcher Level Membership to HSP)

Prerequisites: Completion of Foundations of Genealogy I course and an Ancestry.com subscription.