Genealogy: A Personal Appoach to History

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Genealogy: A Personal Appoach to History

2013-02-15 16:08

Do you use family history in your classroom as a way of personalizing history lessons?  Or do you, the teacher, want to create your own family tree outside of the classroom?  Either way, HSP has many resources for you.

If you choose the red "Genealogists & Family Historians" box on our home page, you will be guided to the resources.  Here we promote our spring and fall series of genealogy workshops, give you a quick link to the "Roots and Branches" blog, and link to an essay about how to get started.  The first link at the top of the page - Genealogical Resources -  goes to a page that tells you about he kinds of records we have that can be used in doing family history.  There are also two other particular services to point out:  Research-by-mail whereby you pay us to do the searching through our sources and free use of for our members.

Share with us how you use family history in the classroom.  Do any of these resources help?  What new ones could you use?



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Submitted by Thomas Emory (not verified) on

I have found out that there was Emory's in Phila, Pa about 1700"s. It seems that these Emory's married into Evan Davis about 1754. My question is were did these Emory's come from? Now what I have is a Mary Lydia Emory born 1733/37 Phila., PA Her parents maybe Steven & Lena Emory. If you do have any information I would like to get copy of it. My phone number is ... Please let me know.

Submitted by wana fae smith (not verified) on

Looking for my grandfather's siblings and parents. Germans. Where do I start. Any Baierliens, or even close sounding please let me hear from you. I think they may have originated in Bavaria. Great Grandfather, maybe John, was born approx. 1829. Great grandmother, maybe Margarete was born in Ierland about the same time, 1926-1929

Submitted by Linda (not verified) on

Our family has been researching Montgomery ancesters for several years. We always get stuck when we get to our great-great grandfather, Shadrack Montgomery. He was born in 1790 in Chester Co. Pennsylvania, served in the war of 1812 under the name of Montgomery or Springer(step-fathers name). We have not been able to find his parents names, only "Montgomery and Mrs. Montgomery" born in Chester Co., Pa. in 1764 and 1770. Any help at all would be deeply appreciated.

Submitted by Sally Rappa (not verified) on

My great-great grandmother Marie Lubitz lived in New York City(1900 Federal census), but I have an original July 1904 document from Belvue Cemetery in Philadelphia where she died and is buried.(the cemetery was moved in the 1950's) I would like to know where I can purchase a death certificate for her. Thank you.

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