2016 Genealogy Education Preview

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2016 Genealogy Education Preview

Monday, October 26, 2015

As one of the nation's preeminent repositories of genealogical material, HSP is pleased to preview its 2016 family history programming, from new collaborations with FamilySearch and Findmypast, to continuing partnerships with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

Personal Genealogical Consultations

January 2016

On the third Wednesday of every month, professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) meet with individuals one-on-one to broaden and expand their family history research. Prior to the consultation, registrants are encouraged to share their stories of past research and findings. Professional genealogists are then paired with registrants based upon areas of expertise. Consultations are now sixty minutes to better assist registrants.

*Please stay tuned throughout the fall for registration news - availability is limited.

Family History Days Returns to HSP

March 18th-19th, 2016

One of the largest genealogy and family history conventions in the Mid-Atlantic, Family History Days brings together thousands of individuals with the nation’s leading genealogists for a series of lectures, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and more. For the first time this year, Family History Days will be sponsored by FamilySearch and Findmypast, the world’s leading online genealogical databases with whom HSP is engaged in a variety of digitization projects. Family History Days is designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike, and will be held at the Double Tree hotel in Philadelphia and HSP.

*A list of presenters, lectures, tours and more will be made available this fall.

Foundations of Genealogy:

Getting Started & Doing it Right the First Time

Spring 2016

Led by Sydney Cruice Dixon, the 8-week course is designed for family historians and genealogists seeking to become more effective and efficient researchers. During each course session, registrants will learn the skills and explore the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in genealogy research. Ms. Cruice Dixon will explore how to conduct proper research, discuss the advantages/disadvantages of online genealogy resources, examine which historical records can reveal the most about researchers’ family histories, and more.

*Please stay tuned throughout the fall for registration news - availability is limited.

Researching Family in Pennsylvania

August 1st- 5th, 2016

As part of a week-long genealogy seminar, noted genealogists and archivists from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will explore their individual areas of expertise including colonial and provincial records, land records, probate and court records, vital records, militia and military records and the collections of HSP and the Pennsylvania State Archives. Registration details, presenter biographies, and module descriptions will be announced in the fall. Researching Family in Pennsylvania is designed for experienced family historians with a working knowledge of genealogical research seeking a greater understanding of Pennsylvania records.

HSP's family history programming is made possible through the support of FamilySearch, Findmypast, and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.