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6/13/17

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- On October 20-22, 2017,  HSP and partners will host Cumberland Pathways, a three-day genealogy conference in Carlisle featuring workshops and presentations designed to take your family history research to the next level. 

5/31/17

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of a new database to the HSP Encounters system: Manumissions and Indentures (1773-1865). This database contains information taken from selected documents contained in Series IV of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers (#0490), manumissions, indentures, and other legal papers.

5/31/17

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce a new database, World's Fairs: A Global History of Exposition, is now available for all on-site visitors to HSP's historic library in Center City, Philadelphia. 

5/22/17

PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP is proud to announce the incoming cohort of research fellows. Out of 139 applicants, three scholars were selected for HSP’s short-term Balch Fellowships in Ethnic Studies and Greenfield Fellowship in 20th-Century History. An additional 32 scholars were selected for short-term fellowships jointly sponsored by HSP and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP). 

Throughout the next 12 months, HSP and LCP will host several short presentations during which fellows discuss their research projects and solicit feedback and advice. Stay tuned for more information. 

5/12/17

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of two new volumes of Philadelphia school registration records to the HSP Encounters system. This brings the total number of school registrations to 11,067.

To genealogists, family historians, and scholars, these new records are a boon for historical research into the experiences of public school children in 19th and 20th century Philadelphia.