Programs and Events

March 2023

Annual General Business Meeting

Zoom event with election of officers and directors

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 11 a.m. ET

For GSP members only

GSP members will receive an email invitation with Zoom link. A recording will be available on this page at a later date.

April 2023

Special Interest Group: Genealogists Helping Genealogists

In-person round table discussion group

Saturday, April 8, 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.

This Special Interest Group is usually held on the Second Saturday of the month in the society’s library, but due to the winter conference, it will be on the fourth Saturday for the month of February.

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.

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

Free to all

The recording will be available to GSP members until June 19, 2023.

It’s not uncommon for family history researchers to inherit or “come into” an eclectic collection
of personal, business or organizational records left behind by a family member or community
associate. These records and papers, referred to as manuscripts, can be diverse in form and
function and may include any combination of items such as correspondence, photographs,
documents, digital files or the unexpected other. Faced with a sense of responsibility for the
fate of the collection, the often-unwitting recipient of the collection has to decide what, if
anything, should be done with the items. This session is intended to help those faced with this
challenging situation explore their options and make reasoned decisions about the final
disposition of a family or organizational manuscript collection.

Upcoming GSP webinars

Registration and more information coming soon

May 18, 2023- “A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy” with Katherine Schober

June 15, 2023- “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records” with Amy Johnson Crow

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

Webinar Recordings

Bastards, Bridges & Bawdy Houses: Using Quarter Session Records for Genealogy

Zoom event with Gerald Smith

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 7 p.m. ET

Members only. Please login to view the recorded presentation. Webinar is available until May 15, 2023.

Cause of Death: Dissecting Coroner’s Records for Genealogical Research

Zoom event with Lisa Alzo

Thursday, February 16, 2023 – 7 p.m. EDT

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

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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