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Old York Road Genealogical Society

Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, 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.

2017-2018 Meetings                Comin' Up: Events at other societies

Sept. 12 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Organizing Your Genealogy - Records & Files.
7:00: Regular Meeting. Pier 53 Project. Historical study of the immigrants who arrived through Pier 53, Philadelphia, between 1876 and the 1920s, and their stories. Speaker: Susan McAninley.
Oct. 10 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Organizing Your Genealogy - Family Data & Archives.
7:00: Regular Meeting. A Call to Arms: The American Soldier in the Civil War.. The three million soldiers who served in the armies of the Blue and Gray each represent a unique story waiting to be told. This program includes a discussion of who were the soldiers, the impact of new modern weapons, medical treatment, and their thoughts and emotions through the actual letters written home. In addition, specific resources available for genealogical research will be discussed. Speaker: Herb Kaufman, Adjunct Instructor of Civil War history at Camden County College.
Nov. 14 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Genealogical Searches.
7:00: Regular Meeting.19th and 20th Century Urban Genealogy. Speaker: Kim Bucklaw, Assistant Archivist and Primary Genealogical Researcher, Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society.
Dec. 12 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Online Family Trees - Possibilities & Pitfalls.
7:00: Regular Meeting. The Historical Society of Montgomery County PA. Updates on the resources, archives and plans of the Historical Society. Speaker: Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director.

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

Content updated August 2017

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