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HSP holds a variety of events throughout the year, including genealogy workshops, lectures and panel discussions, tours, and teacher workshops. Events are held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/19/18 1:00 pm
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to help take your family history research to the next level. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. 


Thursday, 1/17/19 5:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 313th birthday, we're welcoming author Nick Bunker to present his new account of Franklin's early life.

Wednesday, 2/6/19 6:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Join us for a presentation and discussion on conducting genealogical research for your African American ancestors. Hear personal stories of the journey to discovering family history and methods and resources through which you can trace your own family’s past.

Tuesday, 3/5/19 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Learn the basics of DNA research as well as its limitations in this instructive course for genealogists, which will equip participants with the knowledge necessary to integrate this exciting area of science into their own family research.


Wednesday, 3/6/19 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Foundations of Genealogy I is perfect for beginning and experienced family historians alike. The 8-week course will train participants in effective research methods, how to understand different types of historical documents, and how to utilize online resources to uncover their family story.


Tuesday, 4/16/19 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

This course will guide you on the best practices for researching your Irish ancestors, from uncovering invaluable record sets to utilizing free resources online that bring you closer to your heritage.

Monday, 7/29/19 8:30 am
Genealogy Workshop

Join us for a week-long genealogy course that provides a complete "how to" training on using HSP's archives to explore your family history. From learning about the types of records available to how to locate them, you'll walk away from Researching Family in Pennsylvania with a variety of important genealogical research skills.