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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.
2013-2014 Meetings                Comin' Up: Events at other societies
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7:00: Regular Meeting Annual Dinner Meeting Meet at Williamson's Restaurant in Horsham (reservationr required) and hear speaker Tom Wieckowski talk about his new book, “A Spectacle for Men and Angels: A Documentary History of Camp William Penn." Family and friends are invited to join us.
||6:00: Preparing for a Visit to a Genealogical Society, Family History Center, Historical Society
7:00: Regular Meeting Holdings of the Historical Society of Montgomery County Speaker Karen Wolfe, Executive Director, Historical Society of Montgomery County, will talk about the treasure trove of information contained in this local repository.
||6:00: Placing Your Ancestor in History: The Effect of Current Events on Family Life|
7:00: Regular Meeting Triple Play: Road Trip! Why go to the shore when you can go on a Genealogical Jaunt? This Triple Play will prepare you for contacting and visiting Historical and Genealogical Societies, County Offices and State Archives
||6:00: Missing Parents: Working Around Illegitimacy, Maternal Death, and Adoption|
7:00: Regular Meeting Myth or Reality? Debunking Myths "We're related to John Paul Jones." "Grandfather was a stowaway." "Great Uncle Jake was hung for cattle rustling." Oh, really? Come armed with your favorite fantastic family fable. Share in the fun.
||6:00: Understand Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in a Multicultural Family, Neighborhood, Business in the United States
7:00: Regular Meeting Final Resting Place Speaker Betty Smith, President, OYRGS, will talk on how to find where your ancestor is buried.
For information about these meetings, contact Betty Smith (phone: 215.884.2479). During inclement weather, call the library at 215.885.5180 to confirm it will be open.
Content updated April 2014