Early Bird Discount for Cumberland Pathways Family History and Genealogy Conference

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Early Bird Discount for Cumberland Pathways Family History and Genealogy Conference


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- On October 20-22, 2017,  HSP and partners will host Cumberland Pathways, a three-day genealogy conference in Carlisle featuring workshops and presentations designed to take your family history research to the next level. 

HSP has teamed up with the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania to run an all-inclusive, round-trip bus tour from Philadelphia to the conference. It will leave Philadelphia at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21 and return from Carlisle at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

The tour includes:

  • The opening reception Friday night
  • The Plenary Program
  • Presentations and Panels
  • Focus areas with Academic Records, Family History, and Military Genealogy experts
  • The Saturday Night Keynote dinner
  • CeCe Moore’s Keynote address
  • Research fee waived at CCHS Friday and Sunday afternoons
  • 10% discount on non-consignment purchases at History on High
  • Optional Opportunities:
  • Sunday Buffet and Church Records discussion
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the Army Heritage and Education Center
  • Hotel accommodations at Comfort Suites
  • Discounts at local eateries for lunch on Saturday
  • The cost of the bus.

The all inclusive bus trip is $495.00. Register by July 1 to receive the early bird discount!

Conference Highlights:


  • Opening Reception: View family history exhibits, meet your fellow attendees and conference presenters, enjoy great food, have a glass of wine, and relax to music.


  • Welcome Address: Hear words of welcome from Pennsylvania leaders
  • Formal Presentations: Learn from expert archivists and military historians
  • Panel Discussions: Listen to panelists on the importance of oral history and archival records
  • Focus Areas: Explore your own family story through one-on-one conversations with experts
  • Special Tour: See behind the scenes at USAHEC at this tour designed just for conference participants
  • Dinner: Enjoy social time and a catered dinner
  • Keynote Address: “The Power of DNA to Unravel Family Mysteries” by genetic genealogist, CeCe Moore.


  • Sunday Brunch: Your chance to share stories and ideas with new friends while enjoying a delicious brunch. (Brunch not included in conference fees)
  • Church Record Discussion: Learn how to trace your family through church records

Examine the full schedule (PDF) to find the sessions that appeal to you and see the biographies of our impressive list of nationally recognized and regional experts.  One may be just the person that will provide a clue to solve a family mystery or help you break through that brick wall in your research.

About the Army Heritage Center Foundation
The Army Heritage Center Foundation supports the United States Army History and Education Center (USAHEC). The Center preserves the memories of Soldiers' and their Families, honors their service, and helps educate the public about the Army's and its Soldiers' contributions to the Nation

About the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau
Located inside the unique History on High Shop in downtown Carlisle, the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center has everything you need to plan your trip to Cumberland Valley, PA including directions, suggestions and recommendations. There are brochures on arts and entertainment, area attractions, dining and lodging, outdoor recreation, and shopping.

About Dickinson College
Dickinson College was chartered six days after the end of the American Revolution, making it the first college to be founded in the new United States. It would grow to become one of America's prominent liberal arts colleges. Since its inception, it has created records related to its student body and are stored in its archives. They offer clues for family historians.

About the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
One of America’s oldest historical societies, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's extensive collections encompass more than 350 years. HSP's large family history library includes material from every state east of the Mississippi, preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania history, and has become a chief center for documentation of over 70 ethnic and immigrant communities.