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Old York Road Genealogical Society

Based in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania








Welcome. We hope that you enjoy this site and invite you to join us for a meeting.

The Old York Road Genealogical Society (OYRGS) meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, year-round, in the Community Room at the Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Rd., Abington, PA (map to the library). Our meetings are free and open to the public. The programs include notable speakers on genealogical topics as well as discussions centered on a genealogical theme. When attending discussion meetings, everyone is invited and encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the meeting's theme.

2018-2019 Meetings

September 12 (Wednesday) 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Genealogy Software - A comparison of popular desktop software for genealogists and demonstration of some key features. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. Fishing on Facebook: Using Social Media for Genealogy. Speaker: Cathy Ivins
October 9 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” TBA
7:00: Regular Meeting. Montgomery County Trolleys. Mike Szilagyi will share his research in his pictorial narrative of trolley history in a rapidly changing landscape. Speaker: Mike Szilagyi.
November 13 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Online research and the big 4 websites - A comparison of Ancestry, Familysearch, Findmypast, and Myheritage. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. Life of a World War I Soldier and Sailor. John Shepherd will talk about the experience of local men involved in the Great War including recruitment, stateside training, pre-combat training in France, the kind of combat they experienced, and finally their return home. Speaker: John Shepherd.
December 11 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Genealogy conferences - Discussion of multiday conferences including facilities, features, costs, and schedule of conferences in 2019. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. Digital Archival Collections. Learn about accessing digitized archival and historic collections of libraries, archives, and museums from across the US via the Digital Public Library of America. Speaker: Doreva Belfiore.
January 8 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Blogs - Presentation on internet blogs of interest to genealogists including topics, costs (if any), and sample of content. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting.The Canals of Pennsylvania 1792-1931. Our state was once criss-crossed by a network of over 1600 miles of man-made waterways which played a key role in America’s expansion westward. This talk explores the development, heyday, and decline of this now forgotten means of transportation, economic growth and communication. Presenter: Jim Rubillo.
February 12 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Analysis of evidence, including indirect and conflicting evidence. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. Occupations. Share with, and learn about, occupations of our OYRGS members’ ancestors. Let us know what occupations you have a particular interest in or knowledge about. Member led. Coordinators: Ann Kauffman and Bette Male.

During inclement weather, call the library at 215.885.5180 to confirm it will be open.

Content updated August 2018

URL: http://www.oyrgs.org
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Mailing address: c/o Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
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