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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                Comin' Up: Events at other societies

DateTopic
Jan. 9 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” City Directories.
7:00: Regular Meeting. Member-Led Program - Unexpected finds or new directions revealed through your genealogical research. Has your genealogical research led you to surprises or new directions? What did you learn from them? Share your stories at our January meeting, whether your findings led to success or into a genealogical “rabbit hole.” Notify Bette Male (bmale.3626@gmail.com) by January 2 if you would like to participate. Let us know as soon as possible if you have documents or pictures you would like displayed on a screen so that we have time to process them.
Feb. 13 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Immigration and Migration
7:00: Regular Meeting. With Genealogy, One Is Never Done.. After learning genealogical researching skills, Fred Blum compiled a family tree with over 1200 family members dating back to 1810. Through examples and tips he will describe the research methods he used to find his ancestors and relatives. He will share how he has volunteered to use his researching skills with the international Red Cross Holocaust Tracing Service, winning its 2005 Local and International Volunteer of the Year Award, and with the US Holocaust Museum’s Remember Me Project. Speaker: Fred Blum, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia.
March 13 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Copyright.
7:00: Regular Meeting.Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols. Tammy Schane’s informative presentation about her research of 18th and 19th-century cemeteries incorporates the cultural and historic contexts in which tombstone symbols developed and is richly illustrated with many photographic examples. Speaker: Tammy E. Shane
April 14 12:00: Annual Luncheon. Philadelphia - One Big Brewerytown. Our Annual Luncheon will be held at he Springhouse Tavern, 10321 Bethlehem Pike, Springhouse PA. (Check later for reservation details). Our speaker, Rich Wager, has researched the history of Pennsylvania brewing since 1980, and visited over 400 brewery sites. His topic will focus on the breweries established in many Philadelphia neighborhoods, the people who worked as brewers and in allied trades, and the process of brewing beer “from grain to glass.” Speaker: Rich Wagner, Beer Historian.

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


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