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Foundations of Genealogy I

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

Foundations of Genealogy I

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Early Bird Friends of HSP Jan 1, 2019 $200.00 $4.99
Early Bird General Admission Jan 1, 2019 $275.00 $6.49

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This spring, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will host Foundations of Genealogy I, an 8-week course for family historians and genealogists seeking to become more effective and efficient researchers.

The course will run Wednesdays March 6 - May 1 (no class March 27) from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at HSP’s historic library in Center City, Philadelphia.

During each course session, registrants will learn the skills and explore the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in genealogy research. Ms. Cruice Dixon will explore how to conduct proper research, discuss the advantages/disadvantages of online genealogy resources, examine which historical records can reveal the most about researchers’ family histories, and more.

Over the 8-week course, registrants will learn proven research methods to root out their most elusive ancestors, as well as how to document research findings with reliable evidence. The syllabus will be available shortly.

For beginner and experienced genealogists alike, Foundations of Genealogy I is designed to equip researchers with the fundamental knowledge and expertise to develop new skills on their own, wherever their research may take them – whether online or in-person at libraries and archives.

The course has been capped at 40 registrants, allowing for a much more personal experience than other genealogy workshops and seminars. In addition to its educational content, the course offers a social opportunity for registrants to learn and develop as researchers with other family historians and genealogists.

Computer literacy and an Ancestry.com subscription are required. Registrants are encouraged to bring their laptops/tablet if possible.

Tickets are refundable until February 4th. After that date, no refunds can be issued. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information about Foundations of Genealogy I, please contact Christopher Damiani, HSP’s Director of Public Programs, at (215) 982-2424 or cdamiani@hsp.org

Foundations of Genealogy is made possible through the support of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter - The Association of Professional Genealogists

 

 


 

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)


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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 Friend, visit us at www.hsp.org.

 

Code of Conduct

We're committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment at all of our programs. Attendees, speakers, sponsors, staffers, and volunteers at HSP events are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.

 

Photography and Videography

Many of our programs are photographed or videotaped for scholarly, educational, and promotional use. By attending an event hosted by HSP, you give your consent to be photographed and videotaped. Footage of children under 18, however, will not be used without written consent from a parent or guardian.

 

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