Researching Family in Pennsylvania

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Researching Family in Pennsylvania

Monday, 8/3/20 8:30 am - Friday, 8/7/20 5:00 pm
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA

HSP presents a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. This is a complete “how to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story!

The week's agenda includes scheduled free times to conduct your research, so you can put your new knowledge into action with guidance from course instructors and HSP staff.

This course is designed for all levels—from beginners to experienced family historians—with a curriculum that takes participants through three primary questions:

  • What records are available?
  • Where are the records located?
  • How do I decipher what I discover?

By the end of this course, you’ll have answers!

Enrollment will be limited to 40 persons on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Take advantage of Early Bird rates until October 31, 2019; prices will increase on November 1!

No Refunds can be issued after July 3, 2020.


Class sessions will take place from August 3 to August 7 from 8:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What We'll Cover

Check back soon for a full schedule and curriculum, plus detailed descriptions of each session.

Who's Speaking

Check back soon for our lineup of experienced instructors.

Getting Here

HSP has reserved a limited amount of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown for $144 per night. To reserve a room at this discounted rate, call 215-735-9300 and mention that you are booking for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Join Us

Friends of HSP support the institution’s mission by providing philanthropic donations that fund general operations. Learn more about the benefits of giving—including discounted admission to genealogy workshops and courses throughout the year—at

For more information about the course, please contact Beth Twiss Houting, HSP’s Senior Director of Programs and Services, at 215-982-2442 or