This fall, HSP will continue its series of genealogy workshops with three new programs. These workshops will be held on Tuesday evenings at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and begin at 6 p.m. They are open to the public and cost $15 each but are FREE for members. So if you're not already a member of HSP consider joining today.
Female ancestors are often the keepers of family traditions, heirlooms, photographs, memories, and records. Finding and identifying them, however, can be difficult since women lose their surname and property through marriage. On September 17, Nancy C. Nelson and Carol M. Sheaffer, who have a combined 50 years experience in genealogical research, will share tips and advice for helping you identify your female ancestors and their family of origin.
Discover the role African American soldiers played in the U.S. Civil War, and what can be learned from records about their military service. This workshop on September 24 will be led by Michael Hait, a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer, specializing in African American genealogy and Civil War records.
Now that you’ve identified the ancestral village of your ancestor, how do you find more information? This lecture on October 1, given by award-winning author, researcher, lecturer, and teacher Nancy Lee Waters Lauer, will explore the next steps in researching ancestral homelands and overcoming barriers like language and an ocean.