Programs and Events

Fall 2022 Virtual Seminar

Zoom event with James M. Beidler

Registration and more information

December 2022

What’s New at FamilySearch and the Family History Library

Zoom event with David Rencher

Thursday, December 15, 2022 – 7 p.m. EDT

Free to all

Members may access recording for 60 days

Registration and more information

Learn what’s happened at the Family History Library during the closure for the pandemic and what you can expect now that it’s reopened, and you can research again. Also, learn the latest features to the FamilySearch website and the exciting online collections.

Webinar Recordings

Researching Genealogy at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Online Zoom event presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia

Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 7 p.m.

Members only. Please login to view the recorded presentation.

Where Did Your Ancestor Live? Researching and Platting Land in Pennsylvania

Online Zoom event presented by Kimberly Powell

Part 1- Thursday, October 20, 2022 and Part 2- Thursday, November 17, 2022- 7 p.m.

Members only. Please login to view 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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Past events

September 15, 2022- “The Scotch-Irish from Pennsylvania through Virginia and the Carolinas” with Vic Dunn

September 7, 2022- “The Why and How of Keeping a Research Log” with Goldie May’s Richard K. Miller

August 18, 2022- “Unburying Funeral Home Records” with Michael John Neill

July 21, 2022- “Using Evernote to Capture Notes and Ideas” with Drew Smith

June 16, 2022- “Your Ancestral Methodists: Different Flavors and Available Records” with David Grinnell

May 19, 2022- “Using African American Newspapers to Find Your Pennsylvania Ancestors and More” with Tim Pinnick

May 7-8, 2022- Spring 2022 Conference: “Researching Your Eastern European Ancestors” with Lisa Alzo, Joseph Everett, Michelle Tucker Chubenko and Emily Garber

Apr. 21, 2022- “From German to English and Back! You Know More German Than You Think You Do!” with Ken Weaver

Mar. 17, 2022- “Happy Days! Find Your Family in the U.S. Census” with Beth Finch McCarthy

Feb. 19, 2022- Winter 2022 Conference: “Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors” with the Ulster Historical Foundation

Feb. 17, 2022 – “Vital Records of Pennsylvania 1852 to Today” with Denys Allen

Jan. 20, 2022- “DNA Ethnicity in 2022: More Inclusive, Specific, Accurate and Meaningful” with Diahan Southard

Dec. 16, 2021- “Becoming a Probate Detective: Rejoicing in the Probate Files of Our Ancestors” with Dawn King Carson

Dec. 6, 2021- “How to Navigate the Pennsylvania State Archives’ Online Resources” with Aaron McWilliams

Nov. 19, 2021- “Ten Cemeteries Tour in Fishtown” In-person event led by Ken Milano

Nov. 17, 2021- “Find Your Roots in Naturalization Records” with Stephen Szabados

Nov.5, 2021- “Penn Treaty Tour” In-person event led by Ken Milano and staff at the Penn Treaty Museum

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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