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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.
Old York Road Genealogical Society Annual Luncheon
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Speaker: Herb Kaufman
Topic “The Music That Got Us Through World War II”
For details and reservations,
download the form
Luncheon 2019 reservation form
||6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” The Five Essential Skills for successful family research: Introduction to the research process, accessing relevant sources, and saving relevant information. Allen Male, Moderator|
7:00: Regular Meeting. The Canals of Pennsylvania 1792-1931. Our state was once criss-crossed by a network of over 1600 miles of man-made waterways which played a key role in America’s expansion westward. This talk explores the development, heyday, and decline of this now forgotten means of transportation, economic growth and communication. Presenter: Jim Rubillo.
||6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” Video lesson on Dos and Don’ts of Writing History taught by John Phillip Colletta. His presentation will offer guidelines on narrative writing, documenting our work, and pitfalls in historical writing.|
7:00: Regular Meeting. The Five Essential Skills for successful family research: Analyzing sources and evidence. Allen Male, Presenter
||6:00: “Beginners and Brick Walls” The Five Essential Skills for successful family research: Resolving conflicting evidence and documenting complex proof arguments. Allen Male, Moderator|
7:00: Regular Meeting. Occupations. Share with, and learn about, occupations of our OYRGS members’ ancestors. Let us know what occupations you have a particular interest in or knowledge about. Member led. Coordinators: Ann Kauffman and Bette Male.
||11:30: Old York Road Genealogical Society Annual Luncheon. The Music That Got Us Through World War II
Presenter: Herb Kaufman. See notice above for details.
During inclement weather, call the library at 215.885.5180 to confirm it will be open.
Content updated January 2019