Foundations of Genealogy II

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Foundations of Genealogy II

Wednesday, 9/19/18 1:30 pm - Wednesday, 11/14/18 3:30 pm

Event Type

Genealogy Workshop
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills! This 8-week class is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.

Foundations of Genealogy II will be held on Wednesdays, starting September 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This course will run through November 14. Please note, there will be no class held on October 17.

Instructors: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, Sandra M. Hewlett CGSM,and Frank Southcott.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to genealogical research using  DNA
  • How to research record groups available for families and individuals living in the 1800s
  • Understanding the naturalization process and its impact on genealogical research
  • Maximizing the resources available at historical societies and how to locate hidden manuscript collections
  • Utilizing federal and state records to uncover family history

Practicum sessions are included in the class, allowing attendees to test their newly-acquired research skills by creating an action plan for a research problem.

A class session dedicated to expanding attendees’ knowledge of records and resources available at HSP will also be included.


Prerequisites: Some familiarity with family history research, either through completion of Foundations of Genealogy I course or equivalent competency, and an Ancestry.com subscription.

Refunds are available until August 19. After that time, no refunds can be issued. We apologize for any inconvenience.