- 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!
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 email@example.com 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 AmyJohnsonCrow.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.