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WEBINAR: Pennsylvania Research: At the Courthouse & Applying to the GSP First Families Lineage Society
Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Locating and documenting Pennsylvania ancestry is the mission of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. During this webinar we will learn about documents, repositories and methodologies.
- Kay Haviland Freilich CG, CGL will discuss how to research Pennsylvania ancestors in court records. This will include understanding history, boundary changes, research repositories and more.
- Nancy C. Nelson will demystify the application procedure for the GSP lineage society First Families of Pennsylvania.
Kay Haviland Freilich, Certified Genealogistsm, Certified Genealogical Lecturersm, authored the National Genealogical Society publication Research in Pennsylvania and won the 2008 NGS Family History Writing Contest. She is a current trustee and former president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and an instructor at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. For the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, she has served as vice president, member of the publications and program committees and counselor for the Summer Camp program. Her main research interests are Pennsylvania and the Quakers.
Nancy C. Nelson, Membership Chair and Board of Directors of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Membership Chair of Central Jersey Genealogical Club, Secretary of The General Forman Chapter, DAR and Second Vice President of The Philadelphia Chapter, United Daughters of The Confederacy. She is also a member of The National Genealogical Society, The Genealogical Speakers Guild, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, The Bordentown Historical Society, The First Families of Tennessee, The Union County Tennessee Historical Society. With more than 15 years experience in genealogical research, her focus has been Burlington and Monmouth Counties, NJ
Shamele Jordon will be the moderator for this evening's presentations. Shamele is a genealogical researcher, lecturer and podcaster (Genealogy On Demand). Her biographical highlights include: researcher for the PBS series Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, PA., faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Brmingham, AL., workshop volunteer at the Family History Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, and board member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
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The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital and personal records of those ancestors whose lives now comprise our American History. GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources. The continuing dedication to this service enables the Society to make an increasingly significant contribution to the cultural life of our city, state, and indeed the whole country.