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Ancestry Day 2014

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Ancestry Day 2014

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
HSP Member Ended $35.00 $1.69
General Admission Ended $45.00 $1.89

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Online sales for Ancestry Day have now ended. Visitors can purchase tickets at the door.

Whether you are new to or a longtime user, Ancestry Day is an event you don’t want to miss. Learn new ways to discover and celebrate your family history from experts and find out more about the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one of the largest genealogy centers in the country. This full day of classes will help you take your genealogy research further than ever before.

Classes include:

  • Ancestry 101: New & Review
  • Getting the Most from
  • Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History Research
  • Mid-Atlantic Records on
  • Sharing Your Family Story


Speakers will include staff members Crista Cowan, Lisa Arnold, and Anna Swayne. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win memberships to and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, copies of Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA kits, and other prizes. The day will also include a live Q&A panel featuring and HSP experts. Submit your questions in advance by e-mailing them to prior to March 1, 2014. 

**UPDATE: All Friday events are now SOLD OUT. Video of the Friday lectures will be made available online to Ancestry Day attendees.** Ancestry Day attendees are invited to attend a full day of events at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Friday, March 14. Ancestry Day ticket holders will enjoy free admission to the research library, free lectures and library tours, personal consultations with professional genealogists, and a welcome reception with an opportunity to chat with experts from and HSP.  

Follow us on Twitter at #AncestryDayPhilly!

Registration fees are refundable before February 14. After that date, all sales are final. Workshops and presenters are subject to change.

For more information about Ancestry Day, including full schedules for Friday and Saturday, visit

Have questions about Ancestry Day 2014? Contact Historical Society of Pennsylvania

When & Where

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
1200 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.

HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at

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