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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: 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.
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7:00: Regular Meeting Annual Dinner Meeting Speaker: Dan Rolph, Historian and Head of Reference Services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His topic will be "Family Folklore: Fact or Fiction." Meet at Williamson's Restaurant in Horsham (reservation required by Friday, March 24). Non-members, family and friends are invited to join us. For information, contact Betty Smith (phone: 215.884.2479).
For reservations, see dinner flyer.
||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