GSP wishes all our members, friends and colleagues
a joyous, healthy and peaceful Holiday Season!
If possible, make some time during your visits to talk with relatives about their memories of family.
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers a wonderful Interviewing guide:
FREE two-part webinar series
SWEDISH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Thursday, January 9th, 7 p.m. (ET)
Learn How to Trace Your Swedish Roots
Have Swedish roots and don't know how to get started? Researcher Kathy Meade will cover naming patterns, Swedish spellings, and how to locate parishes. The presentation will provide an overview of emigration records, passenger lists, census records, and church records, and how to locate and use these valuable resources.
To register for January 9, click here.
Thursday, January 16th, 7 p.m. (ET)
Researching Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital
Learn how to research your Swedish Heritage using ArkivDigital Online, an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records. This demonstration will familiarize you with the types of records that you will find on ArkivDigital including: the Swedish church books, estate inventories, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests, prison records and other types of records. You'll learn how to use ArkivDigital Online to view, browse and search within these records.
To register for January 16, click here.
Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed images of Swedish historical records. Kathy has spent more than ten years giving presentations, writing articles and helping persons with Swedish genealogy. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. Kathy spent seven years living and working in Sweden and Norway where she learned to read both languages.
Save the date!
Friday, 24 January 2014
GSP will be participating in the American Library Association's
Genealogy Pre-Conference at their Midwinter Meeting
to be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia
More details and registration information to follow.
Researching the Ship of Your Immigrant Ancestor
A FREE webinar
Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. (ET)
(Image courtesy John Oxley Library,
State Library of Queensland.)
Locating information about vessels can be a critical, primary part of your genealogy research -- if, for example, you know the name of a ship that an ancestor served on, but don't know what happened while they were on board -- or it can simply add a nice leaf to the tree -- such as when you want to add an image of the ship an ancestor emigrated on, or served on.
Peter McCracken, creator of ShipIndex.org, will talk about the process of immigration, and ways of searching for information about ships, large and small.
ShipIndex.org has over 140,000 completely free citations to ships mentioned in important maritime history books and journals, including 40,000 authority records from WorldCat. The subscription database has nearly 2.8 million citations in it from a broader range of sources.
Peter McCracken is a co-founder of Serial Solutions, the largest e-journal access & management provider, and is an expert in managing library electronic resources. Before Serials Solutions, he worked as a reference librarian at East Carolina University and the University of Washington. He holds an MS in Library Science and an MA in Maritime History, and now lives in Ithaca, NY.
The ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
NORTH AMERICAN LECTURE TOUR MARCH 2014
(Fintan Mullan - Executive Director UHF)
Plans are in development for a March 2014 UHF visit to the Philadelphia metro area -
Check back soon for more information.
GSP FIELD TRIP
EXPLORING THE PHILADELPHIA CITY ARCHIVES
(Philadelphia City Archives Reading Room, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia)
PLEASE NOTE: The GSP/Philadelphia City Archives program will be scheduled again for Spring 2014. If you have previously contacted GSP to be on the wait list, we have your information and will let you know when a program is scheduled.
To add your names to the waiting list please send an email to Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi: AssociateDirector@genpa.org with the subject line "Exploring the Philadelphia City Archives." Cost: $30.00 for GSP members and $40.00 for non-members. All proceeds will be shared by GSP and the Philadelphia City Archives to purchase archival preservation supplies.