Registration Now Open for Researching Family in Pennsylvania

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Registration Now Open for Researching Family in Pennsylvania

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) are pleased to announce the opening of registration on December 1, 2016, for the weeklong course, Researching Family in Pennsylvania.

An expansion of the continuing genealogical education series produced by HSP, Researching Family in Pennsylvania investigates the resources and records available to Pennsylvania family history researchers, including many found in HSP’s collection – the largest genealogical repository in the Commonwealth.

Researching Family in Pennsylvania will be hosted at HSP July 31 - August 4, 2017.

This course is designed for all levels of genealogical exploration, from those beginning to research their family history, to the advanced genealogist. A detailed curriculum is available here.

Presenters include Judy Russell, CGSMCGLSM , Amy Arner, Aaron McWillliams, Lee Arnold, DLitt et Phil, Sue Long, Ph.D., and more.  

What: A weeklong course designed for all levels of genealogical exploration, from those beginning to research their family history, to the advanced genealogist.

Where: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107.

When: Monday, Jul 31 – Friday, August 4, 2017

To register, click here.


Tuition for Researching Family in Pennsylvania:

Early Registration (before December 31, 2016)                     

  • HSP member   $375
  • Non-HSP member (which includes a 1-year membership to HSP)    $440

Registration   (January 1–June 30, 2017)

  • HSP Member     $395                                                                                                          
  • Non-HSP member (includes HSP membership)    $460

Cancellations:

  • Before June 1, 2017            Full price less $25    
  • June 1 - June 30, 2017        Full price less $100                                                                                     
  • No refunds after June 30

Enrollment will be limited to 40 persons on a first come, first enrolled basis.

Registration is now open to the public. To register for Researching Family in Pennsylvaniaclick here.

HSP has reserved 20 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown for $139 per-night. To reserve a room at this discounted rate, call 215-735-9300 and mention that you are booking for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Additional travel information can be found in HSP's Plan Your Visit portal at hsp.org/PlanYourVisit


About The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (GPA-APG) was formed in 2004, and then revived in 2012, to promote the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level. Our members are located in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area. APG is a professional association for all genealogists supporting high standards in the field of genealogy and has grown from 19 to nearly 2,800 members worldwide. APG supports existing groups and programs to meet the unfilled needs of professional genealogists. https://www.apgen.org/chapters/philadelphia/index.html

About The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is a provider of education and information for the people of Philadelphia and beyond. With over 21 million documents – including manuscripts, graphics, and ephemera – HSP serves more than 4,000 on-site researchers annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources online at hsp.org. HSP offers extensive online resources including digital collections, curricular materials, and hosts educator workshops, public programs and lectures throughout the year. HSP is also a chief center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences in the 20th-century, and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. HSP’s collections center on eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and parts of Delaware and Maryland, but they also include a wealth of materials on the eastern U.S., the founding of this country, and the diversity of ethnic and immigrant experiences across the nation, thanks to the addition of the holdings of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002. http://hsp.org/