Posted by Pam Velazquez on January 24, 2014 in Events

On Saturday March 15th, Ancestry and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will co-host Ancestry Day, a day to discover and celebrate your family history! Attendees will learn tips and tricks for navigating, and find out more about the genealogical holdings at HSP, one of the largest archives in the United States. The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Tickets are available at



Classes will include:

  • Ancestry 101: New & Review
  • Getting the Most from
  • Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History Research
  • Mid-Atlantic Records on
  • Sharing Your Family Story


Speakers will include staff members Crista Cowan, Lisa Arnold, and Anna Swayne. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win memberships to and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, copies of Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA kits, and other prizes. The day will also include a live Q&A panel featuring and HSP experts.


NEW THIS YEAR! Ancestry Day attendees are invited to attend a full day of events at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Friday, March 14th. The Historical Society’s library will be open that day free of charge to all Ancestry Day ticket holders and there will be free lectures and library tours, personal consultations with professional genealogists, and a welcome reception with an opportunity to chat with experts from and HSP.

Registration is $35 for HSP members and $45 for nonmembers. Not a member? Visit to join. Reserve your spot today for Ancestry Day at



  1. Susan Yuhaniak

    Hi: You give all of the info about this event except where the Historical Society is located! I understand it is in PA, but where is the Historical Society located?

  2. Nan

    Since this is cosponsored by the PA Historical Society, is the information and help we would get be only for PA geneology searches or for nationwide searches?
    i guess the question is, is this a nationwide conference or mostly for PA people whose incestors settled in PA?
    Thank you

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