Programs and Events

Annual Conference

August 2023

PaGE 2023 Pennsylvania's Genealogy Event header image. Blue rectangular image with light gray text: PaGE 2023 Pennsylvania's Genealogy Event August 5th - 12th Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Researching the Keystone State

  • PA State Archivist David Carmicheal will be previewing the new State Archives facility
  • Keynote speakers also include Adrienne Whaley of the Museum of the American Revolution, David Rencher of FamilySearch, Lisa Minardi, Blaine Bettinger, and James Beidler
  • And 30 more pre-recorded presentations focusing on the past, present and future of Pennsylvania family history along with live Q&As

PaGE: Pennsylvania’s Genealogy Event page!


June 2023

Special Interest Group: Genealogists Helping Genealogists

In-person round table discussion group

Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 10 a.m – 12 p.m.

GSP members- free; Non-members- $5

Location: GSP 2100 Byberry Rd., Suite 111, Philadelphia

Space is limited. Email to reserve.

The SIG will have a roundtable format, starting with a “tip of the month” (a 5- to 10-minute presentation on an investigative tool), after which the meeting then will be opened for discussion on individual genealogical questions.

All skill levels are welcome. This will be an in-person only meeting with the aim of furthering individual research. If you have any genealogy research questions; looking for help trying to break through your brick wall; or just want to meet up with fellow genealogists, come join us.

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

Zoom event with Amy Johnson Crow

Thursday, June 15, 2023 – 7 p.m. ET

Free to all

The recording will be available to GSP members until Aug. 14, 2023.

Exploring records created about occupation and employment can yield specific information about the ancestor, help place the ancestor in historical/social context, and spark ideas for further research.

Amy Johnson Crow is the founder and lead educator at Generations Connection and is the host of the popular Generations Café podcast. She is the author of 31 Days to Better Genealogy, a resource guide filled with practical tips you can put into practice right away, as well as more than 40 articles in various genealogical publications. Amy has presented at genealogy’s top events. Amy also created the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. Amy has never turned down an offer to go visit a cemetery. You can find more genealogy tips on her website

DNA Q&A with Angie Bush

Special Zoom event with Angie Bush

Monday, June 26, 2023 – 7 p.m. ET

Free to all

The recording will be available to GSP members until Aug. 25, 2023.

We know you all have DNA questions. Well, Angie Bush, DNA expert and Master Genealogist for Ancestry ProGenealogists, brings the answers to this GSP virtual Special Event. Submit your tough DNA questions by email to ahead of time for possible inclusion in the session!

As one of the most sought after genetic genealogists and internationally recognized educators in the field, Angie Bush combines years of experience in biotech with a passion for genealogical research and a unique ability to solve seemingly impossible cases. Her primary research interests include cases of unknown parentage, such as recent adoption and donor conception; triangulating answers to tough genealogical questions using traditional records and genetic evidence; non-traditional families and the LGBTQ community. Currently Region 1 Director for the National Genealogical Society and chair of its Genetic Genealogy Committee, Angie is an active player on the national stage, presenting frequently on new trends in genetic genealogy. Behind her passion for research lies the belief that genealogy is an opportunity to connect with people from around the world and to enable them to connect with each other. Angie is a Utah native and currently lives in Salt Lake City.

Upcoming GSP webinars

Registration and more information coming soon

July 20, 2023- “Divorced, Widowed, Estranged: The Three Marriages of Nancy Moore” with Lisa Kerr Illowite

August 17, 2023- “Civil War Legacy: Accessing Grand Army of the Republic Records” with Walt Lafty

September 21, 2023- “Geography, Geology, and Genius: Coal and Canals in Pennsylvania” with Martha Capwell Fox

October 19, 2023- “Using Quaker Records Online and In-Person: Discovering Our Resources” with Mary Crauderueff

November 16, 2023- “Lenape Ancestors in Pennsylvania” with Shelley DePaul

Webinar Recordings

A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering The German Script Made Easy

Zoom event with Katherine Schober

Thursday, May 18, 2023 – 7 p.m. ET

Members only. Please login to view the recorded presentation. Webinar is available until July 17, 2023.

What Shall We Do with Grandma’s Papers?

Decisions About the Past That Can Change the Future

Zoom event with Sharon Gillins

Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 7 p.m. ET

Members only. Please login to view the recorded presentation. Webinar is available until June 19, 2023.

Annual General Business Meeting

Zoom event with election of officers and directors

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 11 a.m. ET

Members only. Please login to view the recorded presentation.

GSP Annual Business Meeting 2022

Election of officers and directors as well as a “State of the Society” report.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 1p.m. Eastern Time

Members only. Please login to view recorded presentation.

Special Event: How to Navigate the Pennsylvania State Archives’ Online Resources 

Online Zoom event presented by PA State Archives archivist Aaron McWilliams

Monday, December 6, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 

Members only. Please login to view presentation recording 

GSP Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Members only – view recorded presentation

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Directions: Coming from the Roosevelt Blvd we are the first driveway on the left,  after WaWa,  GSP is listed on the property sign on the bottom row.  The entrance is across from the Gazebo and you ring the bell to the right of Gen of PA to be buzzed in.

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