Family History Days Return to HSP March 18 - 19, 2016

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Family History Days Return to HSP March 18 - 19, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - As family history and genealogy have emerged as global phenomena, millions of Americans are delving into the past to discover their families, their stories, and themselves.

For many, however, the first step is the most daunting: Where to begin? Researching in a library or online present their own unique challenges for beginner and experienced genealogists alike.

On March 18 & 19, HSP brings together genealogy and family history professionals from around the world for the mid-Atlantic’s largest family history festival, Family History Days, featuring two days of presentations and workshops hosted at HSP's historic library and archive.

Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher, find your story at HSP this spring with Family History Days.

  • Decode DNA: Expand your research beyond paper records with new ways to incorporate DNA (Autosomal DNA , Y-DNA and Mt DNA) evidence.
  • Trace Ethnic America: Discover new record sources and techniques for researching Scottish, Irish, German, and African American genealogy.
  • Unravel family photos: Learn how to identify, preserve, organize, and share family photos.
  • Discover local resources: Uncover ways to research your family in city and state archives.
  • Master free online tools: Get the most out of FamilySearch and Findmypast, two of the largest genealogy databases online.
  • Network with fellow family historians: Meet representatives from local, regional, and national genealogy organizations.

Speakers include David Rencher (Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch), Maureen Taylor (The Photo Detective ), Bruce Durie (Honorary Fellow  at the University of Strathclyde), and many more.


Individual days (either March 18 or 19): $75 for HSP & Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) members, $100 for nonmembers

Both days: $130 for HSP & GSP members, $195 for nonmembers (includes 1-year membership to HSP!)

For a complete schedule of events, speaker bios, and more information, click here or visit