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Tracking Pennsylvania Ancestors: Keys to Successful Research, with Kay Haviland Freilich
Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
For more than three centuries our ancestors have lived and created records in Pennsylvania. Learn the keys to finding those records, including the commonwealth history, boundary changes over the years, types of government offices, ethnic and religious groups, and research repositories.
Please note: After a brief lunch break Kay will be available to registrants from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for an informal discussion about researching your Pennsylvania ancestors. If you have a stubborn Pennsylvania research problem this could be the time – and the person – to help get the problem resolved.
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. Since 1995 she has lectured at local, regional, and national conferences on those subjects and on methodology and writing topics. She is the author of articles in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, NGS Magazine, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and co-author of three family histories.
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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 GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources.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.