Breakfast for Beginners
6/26/15
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As part of Family History Days, GSP staff members Carol Sheaffer and Nancy Nelson discuss  the best ways for starting your family history.

Genealogical Databases at HSP
6/26/15
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As part of Family History Days, HSP Staff members Kaitlyn Pettengill, Weckea Lilly,  David Haugaard, and project volunteer Ellen Bateman discuss the new online Genealogical Databases (Encounters) now available to HSP members.

Would I Lie to You?
6/1/15
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As part of Family History Days held at HSP on March 6, 2015, Carol Sheaffer and Nancy Nelson discuss how to sort through family stories and other sources to find your ancestors.

Researching Your Irish Family
5/12/15
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Irish family history has always been described as difficult because of the absence of 19th century census data.  In this video recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on December 3, 2014, professional genealogist Frank Southcott looked at the importance of basic family research in the United States and explore the various alternative resources to develop the Irish family in Ireland. 

Genealogy 101: Colonial Records at HSP
2/10/15
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This October, HSP held a series of Genealogy 101 sessions that detailed useful resources in our archive when conducting research on your family history. This session, Head of Research Services David Haugaard guides you through Colonial Records here at HSP and elsewhere.

Germany to Pennsylvania
4/8/14
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At a workshop conducted on March 26, 2014, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, genealogist James Beidler addressed the many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.