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Family History Days

The Personal Genealogical Consultations are SOLD OUT!  You can be added to the wait list using this form.

Friday, 3/6/15 3:00 pm - Saturday, 3/7/15 11:30 pm

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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St
19107 Philadelphia , PA

For many, history is personal. Whether a beginner or a seasoned genealogist, learn new ways to discover and celebrate your family history with a two-day conference on March 6 and 7. Hosted by HSP, one of the largest family history centers in the country with genealogical material from every state east of the Mississippi River, Family History Days will help take your genealogy research further than ever before. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct research in the library
  • Have their questions answered by professional genealogists
  • Take a sneak peak of HSP on behind-the-scenes tours
  • Attend genealogical lectures on a variety of topics
  • Purchase individual consultations with professional genealogists for personal assistance

Lecture topics include: Resources from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Archives, Colonial Records in the Mid-Atlantic, Chinese Genealogy, and more! Please see this page for a full listing of lectures.

Purchase tickets for individual days or as a pair and receive a $10 discount. Space is limited. Brush up on old skills, learn new tricks, and network with fellow travelers this spring at HSP.

Timed research slots and tours are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Attendees can sign up at designated tables during each day. All lectures are subject to change. Tickets are refundable until March 1, 2015.

"Breakfast for Beginners"  -  Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast as volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania present a lecture discussing the best ways for starting your family history. This lecture is offered on both Friday or Saturday at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $15 and available for purchase at checkout.

Personal Consultation with a Professional Genealogist: Members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will be available to discuss your research. The forty-five minute consultation can help get the answers you need, find your long lost ancestor, develop a research plan, or break through that brick wall research problem. Space is limited so reserve your consult today! The cost is $40 and available for purchase at checkout.