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Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania


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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 Meetings

DateTopic
May 8 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Census. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. DNA. Cathy Ivins will discuss DNA testing, what different testing companies offer, and how to interpret results. Speaker: Cathy Ivins
June 12 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Scanning and Imaging. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. Hog Island. Jim Rubillo will discuss Hog Island’s short-lived ship building industry, its footprint on the area, the people who promoted it, and those who worked there. Speaker: Jim Rubillo.
July 10 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Source Citations. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. How to Build Historical Context. Thirty-minute video lesson from “Discovering Your Roots,” an on-line course through The Great Courses. Instructor John Philip Colletta, well-known presenter and author will show us how to expand from biographical facts to historical context using case studies from his personal research. Following the video OYRGS members may share stories of their research.
August 14 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Writing: a discussion of methods to document and share your family history. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. How to Write Biography. Thirty-minute video lesson from “Discovering Your Roots,” an on-line course through The Great Courses. Instructor John Philip Colletta, well-known presenter and author will show us how to build a biography of an ancestor’s life using timeline and historical context and to see if there is a theme or central conflict that typifies the ancestor’s life. He will use case studies from his personal research. Following the video OYRGS members may share stories of their research.

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