Female ancestors are often the keepers of family traditions, heirlooms, photographs, memories, and records. Finding and identifying them, however, can be difficult since women lose their surname and property through marriage. Nancy C. Nelson and Carol M. Sheaffer, who have a combined 50 years experience in genealogical research, will share tips and advice for helping you identify your female ancestors and their family of origin. This is the first in a series of three genealogy workshops this fall. These workshops are FREE for members, $15 for nonmembers. Become a member today!
When & Where
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 www.hsp.org.