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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.

Stories from the Archives: Images of Historic Germantown
3/28/14
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Germantown was founded in 1681 by Frances Daniel Pastorius, and was incorporated into the city of Philadelphia in 1854. Digital Project Manager and Researcher, Dana Dorman, discusses images of historic Germantown, from the Thomas H. Shoemaker Germantown and Philadelphia portrait and views collection. These images are unique in the sense that they give us a glimpse of what the enitre neighborhood looked like over 100 years ago.

Genealogical Resources at the Pennsylvania State Archives
3/26/14
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As part of HSP's Ancestry Day on March 14, 2014, Aaron McWilliams discussed the types of records available to genealogists at the Pennsylvania State Archives. Mr. McWilliams is a reference archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives. He has appeared on WITF’s Radio Smart Talk and NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” McWilliams worked previously at the Maryland State Archives and as a professional genealogist.

Finding your Family History in Greater Philadelphia
3/26/14
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As part of HSP's Ancestry Day on March 14, 2014, professional genealogist Sandra Hewlett discussed the wealth of libraries, archives, and historical societies in the Greater Philadelphia area. Included in the discussion were the resources available at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Archives, Chester County and Delaware County Archives, county historical societies, and other local repositories that might have the piece of your family story for which you been searching.

A How to Guide to Genealogy at HSP
3/26/14
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HSP is one of the largest family history centers in the country with genealogical material from every state east of the Mississippi River and more than 10,000 published family history titles in its library. Resources include wills, deeds, genealogical scrapbooks, church records, and census records. Learn about the family history resources available on-site at our library and online at hsp.org. On March 14, as part of HSP's Ancestry Day, Senior Director of the Library Lee Arnold discussed how to best use some of the genealogical sources we have in the library.

Stories From the Archives: John Bartram
7/31/13
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John Bartram was one of the earliest botanists and naturalists in North America.