Foundations of Genealogy II is designed for researchers seeking to further develop and strengthen their genealogy skills. The 8-week class is the follow-up to Foundations of Genealogy I, a course offered in 2015 and 2016 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP).
Foundations of Genealogy II will be held on Wednesdays from March 1st to April 19th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Instructors: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, Sandra M. Hewlett, CG and Frank Southcott.
*An introduction to genealogical research using DNA
*How to research record groups available for families and individuals living in the 1800s
*Understanding the naturalization process and its impact on genealogical research
*Maximizing the resources available at historical societies and how to locate hidden manuscript collections
*Utilizing federal and state records to uncover family history
Practicum sessions are included in the class, allowing attendees to test their newly-acquired research skills by creating an action plan for a research problem.
A class session dedicated to expanding attendees’ knowledge of records and resources available at HSP will also be included.
Prerequisites: Completion of Foundations of Genealogy I course and an Ancestry.com subscription.
$225 for HSP Members, $290 for Nonmembers (Includes 1 year Researcher Level Membership to HSP)
Prerequisites: Completion of “Foundations of Genealogy” course and an Ancestry.com subscription.