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  • Posted on: Aug 19, 2014

    The African American Genealogy Group 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Saturday, September 27 6 - 10 pm

    Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel 4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

    Keynote Speaker - Tim Pinnick Tim Pinnick is a professional genealogist, author, article writer and national speaker. He is a recognized specialist in Black newspaper research and the author of...

  • Posted on: Aug 04, 2014


    Dowsing is a method used by some to locate unmarked or unknown graves. Witness a demonstration at the Houserville Cemetery, 1320 Houserville Road, State College, PA at 6:30 pm, August 14, with Randall Stover, author and accomplished dowser. This program is sponsored by the Centre County Genealogical Society and is free to all. For more information, visit...

  • Posted on: Aug 04, 2014


    The Sigal Museum celebrates its birthday weekend with a variety of activities and talks Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10. On Sunday, artist Rick Smith will give a talk on Project Heart & Soil – his decade long project to document the farms and farmers of Northampton County. For a complete listing of the events schedule, visit...

  • Posted on: Aug 04, 2014


    Learn how to research the history of your home with genealogist Mimi Reed, Thursday, August 21 at 7 pm. Meetings are free and open the public. The Blair County Genealogical Society is located at 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA,16648, and their telephone number is 814-696-3492. Visit their website at ...

  • Posted on: Jul 14, 2014

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    at the David Library of the American Revolution
    1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA
    (Park behind the building and use the Conference Center entrance.)

    HAVE YOU HIT A BRICK WALL WITH YOUR RESEARCH? Not sure what to do next? Come and
    hear Christine Roberts present "Cold...

  • Posted on: May 12, 2014

    On May 22, the Franklin County Historical Society will present guest speaker Olga Herbert, Executive Director of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. Ms. Herbert will discuss the 100 years of the Lincoln Highway. The museum is located at 175 E. King Street in Chambersburg, PA. For more information, please call 717.264.1667 or visit

  • Posted on: Apr 24, 2014

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10 AM

    CCHS volunteer, Lisa Brousse, will lead an updated tour of Ashland Cemetery. The tour will cover the history of the cemetery, changes in burial customs over the years and a discussion of ten important Carlisle citizens buried there, at least half of whom are women. Meet inside front gates of Ashland Cemetery. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable...

  • Posted on: Apr 24, 2014

    May 13, 20, 27 and June 1st — 7 pm at Headquarters Building

    Rose Brown, genealogist, will present a four week genealogy workshop for beginners wanting to find their roots. There is a non-refundable materials fee ($10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members). Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited and registration will be taken on first come, first served.

    For more...

  • Posted on: Apr 23, 2014

    When: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 am to 12 noon

    Where: David Library of the American Revolution

    Subject: Newspapers and Genealogy


    Digitization has created a huge increase in accessibility of newspapers – making this the “hot” record group for family historians. Learn the perils, pitfalls and frequent rewards of researching local and regional newspapers...

  • Posted on: Apr 08, 2014

    Did your ancestor have a Schuylkill County Connection?

    Join the Society for a day of researching your roots!

    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    $20 per person
    Call 570-622-7540 to register

    Here’s what you’ll learn

    Resources available at Schuylkill County Historical society
    Resources available at Schuylkill County...