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4th Annual Ancestry Fair Set for September 25th

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County and The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania are excited to announce its 4th Annual Ancestry Fair to be held at the Bucks County Visitors Center in Bensalem. The event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 9am-7pm and is free and open to the public! The fair will feature workshops and lectures, website research assistance, road show and digital conversion of family photographs. 

Representatives from several Genealogical associations will be on hand to answer questions. Please see below for a complete schedule of Workshops and Lectures held throughout the day.

Workshop Topics:
The speakers and schedule are as follows:

10am   Karen Higgins, “Beginning Genealogy, Getting Started on your Family History”
1pm     Margaret Jerrido, “Preservation of Historical Documents”
3pm     Karen Higgins, “Beginning Genealogy, Getting Started on your Family History”
5pm     Kay Freilich & Susan Koelble “Preparing for Joining a Hereditary Society.”

Lecture Topics:
The speakers and schedule are as follows:

10am      “The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in the 21st Century”.
11:30am  Shamele Jordan “African-American Genealogy from Oral History Back to Slavery”
1pm        Kay Freilich “How Did They Live their Dash”
2:30pm   Susan Koelble “How Counties were Formed”
4pm        Jefferson Moak “Hidden Treasures at the National Archives at Philadelphia”
5:30pm   Nancy Nelson & Carol Shaeffer “Online Military Records”

For more information, please contact Visit Bucks County at 215 639 0300 or The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania www.genpa.org  

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About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  . For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

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