The first Penn in Hand newsletter was published in February 1980 and included news of genealogical societies across Pennsylvania, information on upcoming genealogical events, research tips, and a list of new members. While many changes have taken place in the world of genealogy since 1980, the core information in Penn in Hand has remained valuable to researchers.
We encourage you to read old issues of PIH for research tips from seasoned genealogists, reviews of books that could be helpful in your work, and family history stories that can inform your understanding of your own family.
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There are also several inconsistencies of volume and issue numbering in the first ten years of PIH's publication that reflect changes in editors' preferences rather than missing issues.
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Naturalization Records, by Antoinette Segraves - from Penn in Hand, Volume VIII, Summer 1987
Using Philadelphia City Directories in Genealogical Research, by Robert E. Hoagland, C.G.R.S. - from Penn in Hand, Volume IX, No. 4, Summer 1988
Research in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, by Vivian F. Taylor (revised and updated by Kay Haviland Freilich, 2009) - from Penn in Hand, Volume X, No. 5, Fall 1989
Little Known Genealogical Resources at the Free Library of Philadelphia, by Robert E. Hoagland, C.G.R.S. - from Penn in Hand, Volume XXII, No. 1, Winter 1991
How to Get the Most from Your Genealogical Query, by Marion F. Egge - from Penn in Hand, Volume IXX, No. 1, March 1998