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Creating Thrift Curriculum Teacher Institute 2013
Tue, 2013-07-30 12:24
Ales of the Revolution
Mon, 2013-06-10 14:08

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania partnered with the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Yards Brewery to present First Friday: Ales of the Revolution on June 7, 2013.

Samuel Powel: Patriot, Tory, or Neither?
Thu, 2013-05-30 00:00

HSP and Landmarks partnered to present Samuel Powel: Patriot, Tory, or Neither? At a lecture given on May 30, 2013, at the Powel House, author David Maxey discussed Samuel Powel and his al

Mon, 2013-04-15 00:00

As part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts , HSP partnered with Sebastienne Mundheim of White


Buon Giorno: Italian Records Research

Have you exhausted research in the United States looking for your Italian ancestors and want to know what records in Italy might help you continue your search? During this lecture, genealogist Larry S. Fermi discussed what types of records are available for Italy, where to find them, how to read them, and how to use them to extend your Italian family history. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on February 20, 2013.

Searching For Your Jewish Family

During this lecture Fred Blum, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, shared techniques to track down Jewish ancestors. Blum, a licensed private detective, has been researching his own family since 1998 and located more than 1,200 relatives dating back to 1810 in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, and Israel. He also discussed his work in locating Holocaust survivors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on February 13, 2013.

Finding Landless Ancestors

Trying to track down ancestors who didn’t leave much of a historical record? Genealogist Gerald Smith will teach you how to use city directories, military records, and more obscure sources that researchers may not be familiar with. Smith is a professional genealogist who specializes in Pennsylvania families prior to 1900 and has published numerous articles about Pennsylvania genealogy. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on October 10, 2012.

Unlocking the Door to Lineage Societies

Ever wondered how to get into the Daughters of the American Revolution? Or Mayflower Society? Or more obscure groups such as the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick? James M. Beidler, author of an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy, will discuss the qualifications for various groups and the types of documentary proof needed to complete applications. Beidler is the former vice president for development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the former executive director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.


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