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Quaker Research: Finding Friends in Pennsylvania
KAY HAVILAND FREILICH AND ANN WETHERILL UPTON
Wednesday Evening, October 24th, 2012
7:00 until 8:30 PM ET
The Joys and Challenges of Quaker Records with Kay Haviland Freilich
Vital events. Wedding guests. Migrations. Lifestyles. Family groups. Patriotism. Quaker records offer researchers a treasure trove of information about ancestors. Knowledge of the record-keeping practices of the Society of Friends, what they recorded, and why, will help today’s researchers unlock all these facts and many more.
Quaker Records: Where to Find Them & How to Access Them with Ann Wetherill Upton
Finding Pennsylvania Quaker records seems to be as challenging as finding Quaker ancestors; however, this presentation will show how the search can be straightforward and much easier. Participants will learn the tools and strategies for identifying which records will give them the information they need. Finding the location of those records and how to gain access to them, remotely and in person, will also be clearly explained. The exciting future of research in Quaker records will also be discussed as easy and reliable retrieval is in sight.
Kay Haviland Freilich, Certified Genealogist sm, Certified Genealogical Lecturersm, authored the National Genealogical Society publication Research in Pennsylvania and won the 2008 NGS Family History Writing Contest. Kay most recently was named a NGS Fellow in May 2012 at the NGS Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a former trustee and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has been an instructor at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. For the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, she has served as vice-president, member of the publications and program committees and counselor for the Summer Camp program.
Her main research interests are Pennsylvania and the Quakers. Since 1995 she has lectured at local, regional, and national conferences on those subjects and on methodology and writing topics. She is author of articles in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, NGS Magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and co-author of three family histories.
Ann Wetherill Upton is the Quaker Bibliographer in Special Collections at the Haverford College Library, Haverford, PA. She is responsible for responding to and researching genealogical questions that come into the library concerning Quakers and uses the extensive records housed there to investigate Quaker families of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ann has also worked in the libraries of Franklin & Marshall College, West Chester University and Westtown School. In addition to being her own family's archivist she has helped many over the years as a freelance genealogical researcher.
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