Genealogy Workshop

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Monday, March 27, 2017
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Chester County Historical Society to Host

Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017

 

(West Chester, PA) Are you a fan of the television show “Who Do You Think You Are?” Would you like to learn where you come from? Join us at the Chester County Historical Society to learn how to “Discover Your Family Tree.” In a morning workshop, Chester County Archives Assistant Archivist and genealogist Kimberly F.B. Bucklaw will present two lessons: “Getting Started in Genealogy” and “Chester County Records and Genealogy.” She will also host a bonus Q/A session in which she will offer advice on how to bust down “brick walls” in your personal research.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 6 at Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street in West Chester. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $10.00 for CCHS members and $20.00 for non-members. For more information please call 610-692-4800 or click here for a registration form and brochure.

The Chester County Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region, and nation beyond, to audiences of all ages and interests. CCHS’s library has collected materials documenting the diversity of the county from the 1680s to the present. The library houses collections of printed volumes (25,000), and manuscripts (500,000) including letters, diaries and other personal papers, business and organizational records, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, audio-visual material and genealogical material related to the history of the county and surrounding area. For more information, call 610-692-4800 or visit www.ChesterCoHistorical.org.

Created in 1982, the Chester County Archives was established to preserve and make available the historic public records of Chester County. The archives currently holds over 2,940 volumes and 1,823 cubic feet of original records and is a primary destination for genealogists, property researchers, local historians and academics researching all facets of Chester County history. For more information, call 610-344-6760 or visit www.chesco.org/archives