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Start Your Family History at HSP

Get hands-on experience in family history research with guidance from experienced professionals in the heart of historic Philadelphia.

 

Using DNA for Genealogy Research
Tuesdays, March 5 - April 9 1:00-3:00 p.m. (skips March 26)
Admission: $250
Details and Registration
DNA testing is an amazing new tool that can help solve difficult genealogical questions, but it can be intimidating to master. In this 5-week course, we will help you to understand the basics of DNA and learn how you can use it for your genealogy research as well as its research value and limitations.

Foundations of Genealogy I
Wednesdays, March 6 - May 1, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (skips March 27)

Admission: $225 for Friends of HSP, $315 for General Admission
Details and Registration
For beginner and experienced genealogists alike, this 8-week course will help registrants learn proven research methods to root out their most elusive ancestors, as well as how to document research findings with reliable evidence.

Researching Your Irish Ancestors
Tuesdays, April 16–May 14, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $250
Details and Registration
Researching Irish ancestors can be a challenge. However, there are ways around the record loss of the Emerald Isle. Discover the record sets that can be used in place of the documents burned in the Irish Civil War Fire of 1922, learn the best process for Irish research to get the maximum results for your research hours, and explore the free online websites that reveal where your Irish ancestors lived.

Researching Family in Pennsylvania
Monday, July 29–Friday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $450 for Friends of HSP, $490 for General Admission
Details and Registration
This week-long genealogy course is designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. This is a complete “how to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story.