2207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3010
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"Exploring the Philadelphia City Archives"

This all day program is designed to help Philadelphia genealogists learn about the collections held at the Philadelphia City Archives and the procedures necessary in order to access the collections. The day includes review of the 'Agency List', the catalog of the archives, lunch on your own at 30th Street Train Station Food Court, then a tour and research time at the archives.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.  Please email us at execdir@genpa.org to be added to the waitlist and be notified of openings or our next trip.






Tuesday 11 June 2013


9:30 AM  - 3:30 PM


9:30 - 11:30 am - Review the Philadelphia City Archives 'Agency List' during this morning session in the 1st floor conference room at GSP, 2207 Chestnut Street: During this session we will review the city archive collections and fill out registration forms with the materials you request for research.



11:40 - 12:20 - Lunch at 30th Street Train Station Food Court



12:30 - 3:30 pm- Visit the Philadelphia City Archives for Tour & Research at 3101 Market Street: Upon arrival at archives we will submit our registration forms so archives staff can retrieve your materials from storage. During this time Preservation Consultant Jill Rawnsley will take us on a tour behind the scenes and through the stacks of the archives. Then you are free to research until 3:30 pm*. Archives and GSP staff will be on hand to help if needed.



*The Philadelphia City Archives is closed to the public on Tuesday and Thursday, so only our group will be present.



We will be walking between sites. Due to space considerations program will be limited to 10 registrants, however, if registration becomes full we have created a waiting list and based on sign-ups to this list, plans will be made for as many future programs as needed. 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.



June 11th, 2013 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
2207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
GSP Member $ 30.00
Non-member $ 40.00