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Below is a sampling of some of the new genealogical and family history books recently added HSP's Library. Check them out on your next visit, or click the links for further information via HSP's online catalog, Discover.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and The Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world, utilizing both institutions' collections in contemporary scholarship.  

HSP and LCP proudly welcome the December 2016 fellows:


PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) are pleased to announce the opening of registration on December 1, 2016, for the weeklong course, Researching Family in Pennsylvania.


On Giving Tuesday (November 29), consider supporting the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphiaa civic project dedicated to increasing understanding of one of America’s greatest cities.


In the run-up to this year's holiday season, Lee Arnold, HSP's Senior Director of the Library & Collections and Chief Operating Officer, spoke with Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell about discussing family history around the Thanksgiving table, as well as with NewsWorks Tonight's Dave Heller about the history of the holiday and unique Philadelphia Turkey Day traditions.