2013 Winter - Spring Genealogical Workshops
Located on Chestnut between 9th and 10th Streets
All events are free and held from 12:00 to 2:00
See also our Friday Open Houses!
January 16th, 2013 || FamilySearch Global Initiatives |
John DeJong will share background information on FamilySearch, some recent successes and future plans, concluding with some thoughts on how we can all work together to advance the cause of family history research. The remainder of the time will be open for questions.
February 20th, 2013||Beginning Genealogy from Generation to Generation
Have you ever wondered about the history of your ancestors? Or perhaps heard family stories of those that came before you and wanted to know more? Avid Genealogist Allen McClain will give a presentation on "Beginning Genealogy". This presentation will give you the foundation and resources to get you off to a solid start. Though this presentation will be geared towards African American research for beginners, genealogists at any level and any research interest are welcome to attend.
March 6th|| United Methodist Church Archives: An Introduction to its Resources for Local History and Genealogy |
The United Methodist Church is a national body which has record and archival centers around the country. This talk is a summary overview of the United Methodist Church and its place in U.S. history along with a brief description of its resources that would be useful for local historians and genealogists and how to locate and make use of those records. Dr. L. Dale Patterson is the Archivist-Records Administrator for the General Commission on Archives and History; the central archives for the denomination. The Archives is located on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
April 10th|| David Library of the American Revolution and your Genealogy Research|
The David Library of the American Revolution, located in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, is a specialized research library dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. Katherine Ludwig is the librarian at the David Library, and her talk will focus on the Library's collections and services. Much of the presentation will be genealogical in nature and will cover the resources needed to research many aspects of the American Revolutionary War era.
May 29th||Family Faces in Unexpected Places|
Learn about materials in Temple University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center that document Philadelphia residents, including documents in the Urban Archives, Philadelphia Jewish Archives, and Temple University Archives. Did your ancestor work for the Pennsylvania Railroad? Live in a Philadelphia neighborhood? Pay for tickets to bring a relative from Ukraine? Attend Temple? Temple's archives may hold the answers to your questions.
National Archives at Philadelphia
Our entrance is on Chestnut Street between 9th and 10th streets.
Valid official identification, such as a driver's license or passport, is required for entrance.
April - December 2012
Documented Rights Part II, is now open. This nationally touring National Archives exhibit examines the evolution of our "inalienable rights", through the documents of seminal court cases - from the Amistad through Wong Kim Ark.
You can find an online version of the full exhibit here.