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Germany to Pennsylvania
4/8/14
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At a workshop conducted on March 26, 2014, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, genealogist James Beidler addressed the many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.

German for Genealogists
4/8/14
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At a workshop conducted on March 26, 2014, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, genealogist James Beidler explained the basic vocabulary and formats to enable the participants to read tombstones, church records, and simple documents of German-speaking people.

Family Legacies: Genealogical Resources for Chinese Americans
5/6/13
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Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, discussed techniques for interviewing family members and deciphering gravestone inscriptions. She also looked at U.S. 20th-century immigration and naturalization case files, how to find and visit ancestral villages, and how to research war and census records.

The Morreys and Montiers of Philadelphia: A Love Story
6/20/11
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Listen to the family story of Dr. William Pickens III, who traced his ancestry all the way back to Humphrey Morrey, who served as the first mayor of Philadelphia in 1691. Pickens’s family tree also includes Richard Morrey, whose marriage to freedwoman Cremona formed one of the city’s most prominent interracial families. Pickens’ journey will inspire you to search for your own family roots. Cosponsored with the Urban League of Philadelphia and Southwest Airlines.