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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.
2014-2015 Meetings                Comin' Up: Events at other societies
||6:00: Marriages, Separations, Divorces, Widowhood and the Effect on Families
7:00: Regular Meeting Cold Case: Blasting Brick Walls Speaker Christine Roberts, President of the Bucks County Genealogical Society, will cover strategies to help you climb over, dig under, and blast right through those barriers in your family research.
||6:00: The Facts About Artifacts: What Can Family Artifacts Tell Us Abut Our Families?|
7:00: Regular Meeting My Treasured Memories Show and Tell - OYRGS Membership, Terri Waslow and Betty Smith, Moderators. 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.
||6:00: Identifying Ancestors in Unmarked Photographs|
7:00: Regular Meeting I Remember Mama and Other Great Women in My Family You are invited to send us photos of your Mother, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers, Aunts, Sister, Cousins that you would like to be included in this years' programs. Send in as many as you like. To be a part of this special project, please e-mail your scanned photos by January 15 to Betty email@example.com or Terri firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail copies to Betty Smith, 361 Tulpehocken Ave., Elkins Park, PA 19027. Get copies made at Larmon Photo, 908 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001, 215-887-1248.
||6:00: Using Maps as a Memory Prompt
7:00: Regular Meeting Maps and Genealogy Speaker Jefferson Moak of the National Archives will tell us how maps can be used in genealogical searches. Join us for this much-requested program.
||6:00: No meeting.|
7:00: Regular Meeting Annual Dinner Meeting Meet at Williamson's Restaurant in Horsham (reservation required). Speaker: Dan Rolph, Historian and Head of Reference Services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Family and friends are invited to join us.
||6:00: Dealing With Death: Death Certificates, Cemetery Records, Undertaker Records, Obituaries
7:00: Regular Meeting Guide to Genealogical Resources at Philadelphia Archives Speaker: Jill Rawnsley, Archivist, Philadelphia Archives. The Philadelphia Archives is the official "Memory of the City of Philadelphia." Holdings date from 1701. See what's hiding there just waiting for you to find!
||6:00: Vaccinations, Pre-Natal Care, Medical Research, Access to Medical Care
7:00: Regular Meeting The Cup of Contagion Speaker: Dottie Clark, OYRGS. Come find out how lucky you are to live in these modern medical times! Join us for a trip through the history of epidemics and the fear these invisible killers evoked in mankind.
||6:00: Understanding Immigration in the USA: An Historical Perspective
7:00: Regular Meeting Remembrance: Honor Your World War I Ancestors Whether they served in the military, or knit socks for the soldiers, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World I. Share your family's contribution to the War effort by displaying at the meeting their Draft Crds, Medals, Uniforms, Letters, Photos.
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 November 2014