The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.
Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist “The ABS’s of DNA” Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research!
Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016 Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs “Lenape Heritage” Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage.
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 OYRGS SPEAKERS Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be.
DECEMBER 13, 2016 OYRGS SPEAKERS Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it.
JANUARY 10, 2017 Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story” Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected.
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 OYRGS Membership Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators “Love Connections” Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions.
MARCH 14, 2017 Kim Bucklaw, Assistant Archivist and Primary Genealogical Researcher, Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society 19th and 20th century urban genealogy
Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 Luncheon Spring House Tavern 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477
MAY 9, 2017 Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy.
JUNE 13, 2017 TBA
JULY 11, 2017 David Rowland Abington Presbyterian Church, history and record keeping
August 8, 2017 OYRGS SPEAKERS Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators “Scaling Brick Walls” This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.
____________________________________________________________ BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS 6:00-6:45 Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher
Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions.