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invite you to join us for a meeting.
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.
2012-2013 Meetings                Comin' Up: Events at other societies
||6:00: Teaching Session for Beginners: Researching Collateral Lines|
7:00: Regular Meeting Genealogy Resources on the Internet We welcome back Beth Levitt of the National Archives. Beth will walk us through the many genealogical websites available on the internet. This program has been requested by our membership.
||6:00: Annual Dinner at Williamsons (reservation required) Family and friends are invited to join us for good friends, good conversation, and a great program. Details and reservation form.
||6:00: Teaching Session for Beginners: Interviewing Your Relatives: Getting Nosy with AUnt Rosie|
7:00: Regular Meeting The Townships of Philadelphia County William Penn's "Greene Countrie Towne" was divided into 12 townships. Join us and explore Bristol to Northern Liberties, Kingsessing to Roxborough.
||6:00: Teaching Session for Beginners: Locating and Using Wills and Probate Records|
7:00: Regular Meeting Using Religious Records for Genealogical Research Our speaker, the Reverend Joseph DiPaolo, is a pastor, writer, and historian. He will show us how using religious records for our research can lead to exciting discoveries.
||6:00: Teaching Session for Beginners: Finding Female Ancestors|
7:00: Regular Meeting Triple Play Three members of OYRGS will each present a 20-minute program of interest to genealogists. The subjects will be based on requests throughout the year and will be announced in a timely manner.
||6:00: Teaching Session for Beginners: Delayed Birth Certificates and Physician Returns|
7:00: Regular Meeting International Showcase: Tracing Your European Roots Wilkomen! Benvenuto! Accueil! Welcome! Join us for an around-the world exploration to locate records from overseas.
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 January 2013