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Vagrants, Truants, and Abandoned Privies: Unusual Record Collections of the Philadelphia City Archives, with Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)
The Philadelphia City Archives [PCA] houses far more than birth, marriage and death records. This workshop explores the more unusual record collections stored at the PCA, and the genealogical relevance these collections may have to your family research. We will also discuss visiting the PCA to view the records, online access and alternate research strategies for locating some of the PCA record collections.
[Laptop required for online research.]
Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi is currently the GSP Project Manager and has been researching her family for 20 years in Philadelphia and Irish record sources. In 2002 she began doing research professionally and has developed a proficient working knowledge of Philadelphia city resources.
Anita has been a member of and volunteering for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in many capacities since 1997, as well as participating as counselor in the GSP Summer Camp program. She joined the GSP Board of Directors in March 2007 and served as Secretary from 2009-2010. From 1999 through 2007 she was actively involved with the local LDS Family History Center in Northeast Philadelphia, coordinating seminars and guiding FHC patrons with their family research.
Anita has strong ties with Cork, Ireland, which is the origin of her father’s family, and maintains a membership with the Mallow [Cork] Field Club. She has written articles relating to Irish genealogy which were published in the Cork Genealogical Society Journal and the Mallow Field Club Journal.
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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 GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources.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.