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A Week in Sunny Nevis
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An Evening with Heritage Award Honoree, Majid Alsayegh
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Bucks County Weekend Package
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Blue Ridge Mountains Package
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Genealogy 101: Online Databases at HSP

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, Researcher Dana Dorman guides you through Online Databases here at HSP and elsewhere.

Stories from the Archives: Images of Historic Germantown

Germantown was founded in 1681 by Frances Daniel Pastorius, and was incorporated into the city of Philadelphia in 1854. Digital Project Manager and Researcher, Dana Dorman, discusses images of historic Germantown, from the Thomas H. Shoemaker Germantown and Philadelphia portrait and views collection. These images are unique in the sense that they give us a glimpse of what the enitre neighborhood looked like over 100 years ago.

You've Located the Ancestral Village of Your Ancestor - Now What?

Now that you’ve identified the ancestral village of your ancestor, how do you find more information? In this lecture recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on October 1, 2013, Nancy Lee Waters Lauer explores the next steps in researching ancestral homelands and overcoming barriers like language and an ocean.

Using Civil War Records to Research Your African American Ancestors

In this workshop recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on September 24, 2013, professional genealogist Michael Hait discusses the role African American soldiers played in the U.S. Civil War, and what can be learned from records about their military service.


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