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2014 Genealogical Workshops

Donít Forget our Genealogy Roundtable.
Held the First Friday of every month from 12-2!

All events are free and held from 12:00 to 2:00

Please register:
By calling: 215-606-0112
Or sending e-mail to:

September 17
Maps and Genealogy
Knowing the different types of maps available for use in tracking down your family is essential to understanding your familyís place in history. This workshop by staff member Jefferson Moak explains the uses of different types of published and unpublished maps, including land ownership maps, real estate atlases, fire insurance maps, government surveys and manuscript maps.
October 15
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
Each person has a unique and fascinating story to tell - a story of ancestors and a legacy of family tradition. Clues to this family history can be found at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC). Genealogical resources held by PAHRC include sacramental registers (baptismal and marriage records), parish histories, parish calendars, city directories and newspapers. Although the sacramental registers themselves are considered confidential and are not open to researchers, a staff member will conduct research for you. Parish histories, newspapers and directories are open to the public. You will also learn how to maximize your results, and minimize costs, as you use the resources of the PAHRC.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154-1096

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