Thursday, October 22, 2009

Genealogy Workshops in Philadelphia

This fall, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will offer a series of genealogy workshops, to cater to both beginner and advanced family historians. The first workshop will be held twice - at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 and Noon Friday, October 30. This beginner workshop, which is free to members, will provide novice genealogists with the tools and knowledge they need to begin their family history search. Learn the proper way to conduct family interviews and review family records. Find out what resources are available and how best to use them, including public records, federal and local repositories, historical societies, ancestral DNA testing, and genealogical databases.

The workshop will be taught by Mr. Lee Arnold, a family historian and director of the library and collections at HSP. He received his masters in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin and his masters of liberal arts with a concentration in archives management from Temple University. Mr. Arnold is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and speaks regularly to groups on how to conduct research at the historical society. He has been researching his own family since 1980 and assisting genealogists at HSP since 1992.

This workshop is FREE for members; $15 for nonmembers. Cost includes a one-day admission to HSP's research library. To register online, click here. Or call 215-732-6200 ext. 214 for more information.

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