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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 Meetings

DateTopic
September 10 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” FamilySearch – We will explore the FamilySearch website features including site features, conditions of use, the FamilySearch WIKI, and searching in the online catalog. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. "OYRGS Ancestors' Occupations" Come to hear the stories of their ancestors' occupations. The focus will be on what we can discover of their industries and places of business through directories and maps. Coordinators: Bette Male, Ann Kauffman.
October 15 (3rd Tuesday) 6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Genealogy Internet Websites – We will discuss an extensive list of online websites for genealogical research. Participants will be invited to add personal favorite websites to produce a master list for the group. Allen Male, Moderator
7:00: Regular Meeting. "Through the Golden Door: Immigration after the Civil War" America's doors were open to all before the Civil War with few restrictions. Later laws began tightening. How did the immigration laws affect your ancestors who immigrated after the Civil War? What hoops did they have to jump through to enter America's "golden door"? Presenter: Judy Russell, nationally known speaker on a variety of genealogy topics.
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.

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


Content updated September 2019

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