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Old York Road Genealogical Society

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NOTE: Until further notice our programs will be via Zoom. A link to the presentations will be made available for our members. If you are not currently a member and are interested in our upcoming programs, please contact Kathy Marquardt, OYRGS President

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.

2022 Meetings

DateTopic
January 11 7:00: Meeting via Zoom. "Irish History" This is the first in a two-part series about Ireland. In this program our speaker will present an overview of Irish history from its Celtic beginning to its current position as a European leader and everything in between from the Great Famine of 1845 to the Easter Rising of 1916. Speaker: Alene O'Malley, current PhD student at Drexel University School of Eduation. She hails from County Limerick and came to the US as a Fulbright Scholar to teach Gaelic at Villanova University.
February 8 7:00: Meeting via Zoom. "Finding Females and that Elusive Maiden Name" In this engaging and interactive session, we'll learn why females can be challenging to research and walk through a step-by-step plan to uncover more information about the mysterious ladies in our family trees. Speaker: Kristin Wenger, a lifelong resident of Lancaster County and specialist in Pennsylvania research. She founded Roots & Wings Research LLC in 2017 and in 2021 joined the United States research team at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc.
March 8 7:00: Meeting via Zoom. "Irish Myths and Legends" In this second part on Ireland, our speaker will inform and entertain us with a progrm about Irish Myths and Legends and will introduce us to the heroes and legends of Irish folklore. Speaker: Alene O'Malley.
April 12 7:00: Meeting via Zoom. "Internet Archive: the Genealogical Resource You're Not Using!" Internet Archive is an American. digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free, public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. Speaker: Debra M. Dudek, head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy, World War I research, and emerging technology topics.
May 10 7:00: Meeting via Zoom. "Sharing Ancestor Stories: Writing Brief Biographical Sketches" We all have interesting relatives and ancestors in our family trees whose lives tell the stories of our family's past. This presentation takes a step-by-step approach to guide us through the process of planning and writing these stories in brief, informal biographicl sketches. Speaker: Karin Fortin. Karen Fortin served as president of the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, Florida from 2014-2017. She has provided genealogy and history presentations for various genealogical societies and public libraries, and is a member of the Association of Professioal Genealogists.

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


Content updated April 2022.

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