Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10am to 12 noon
Location: David Library of the American Revolution
Program: Where There's a Will, There's a Way
Probate records are an often-overlooked resource when doing genealogical research. This will teach you how to read and interpret Wills, Administrations and Orphans' Court records to get the maximum benefit from their wealth of information. Did you think you read your ancestors' estate records? Well, you should read them again after this lecture.
Examples of probate and Orphans' Court records will be used to show what can be found and what to do with the information to enrich and further your research. The lecture will also address what to do when the records are missing or nonexistent.
Speaker: Susan Koelble
About the speaker:
Susan S. Koelble is a lecturer, teacher and author and is well known for her knowledge of Philadelphia's history and people. Her own Philadelphia genealogy goes back 10 generations to 1686. With over 25 years of professional experience she and her daughter Kristin Bryson founded Bare Roots Publishing and Research in 1999.
Over the course of these 25 years she has served on the Board of Directors of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP), where she has worked as co-coordinator and councilor for GSP's hugely popular Summer Camp series. Her tenure as Lineage Chair for the Philadelphia Chapter, DAR has given her insight into the filing of applications for heredity societies. She also sits on the Board of Directors of The Bucks County Conference and Visitors Commission. She is also a member of many local, state, and national genealogical and professional organizations.
For more information about the Bucks County Genealogical Society please visit their website HERE.