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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.

2019-2020 Meetings

DateTopic
November 12 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Excel Program Features – A presentation on Microsoft spreadsheet program, Excel, covering general features useful for genealogical researchers. Allen Male, Moderator.
7:00: Regular Meeting. "Victorian Medicine and Medical Practices" Herb Kaufman will tell us about the medical history and practices of the Civil War and Victorian eras. This will include a display of authentic instruments and medicines. Presenter: Herb Kaufman.
December 10 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Excel Genealogy Applications – A presentation on using Excel features in a variety of genealogical research applications. Allen Male, Moderator.
7:00: Regular Meeting. "Probate and Estate Records" Presenter: D. Bruce Hanes, esq., Register of Wills Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Montgomery County.
January 14 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Irish Research, Part I. We will discuss Irish geography and history from the perspective of researching family history. Topics will include jurisdictions, religious influences, the potato famine, partition of northern Ireland, and civil war destruction of the public records office in Dublin. Allen Male, Moderator.
7:00: Regular Meeting. "Treasured Family Artifacts" Every family artifact contains within it a memory. Members and guests are invited to show us your artifact and tell us about the memory it contains. Don't miss this fun-filled and informative program. Coordinators: Ann Kauffman and Chuck Gray.
February 11 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Irish Research, Part II. We will discuss Irish genealogy resources and records. Topics will include substitute records, repositories, publications, and websites. Allen Male, Moderator.
7:00: Regular Meeting. "Immigration Timelines" Join us as our members share information about the diverse travels of their first ancestor to live on this land. How when, and why did they come here? How did we discover this information. Coordinators: Cate Anderson and Kathy Rice.
March 10 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Cyndi's List. We will explore the range of genealogical information on the internet site, Cyndi's List. Allen Male, Moderator.
7:00: Regular Meeting. “German Research Online" Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors. Presenter: James Beidler.

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


Content updated February 2020

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