Description – Introduction to Genealogical Research, using free Library Subscription to Ancestry.com. Sample research focus will be on Samuel Eastburn, prominent historical figure in Solebury. Attendees will get assistance in starting their own family trees.
Presenter – Wendy Appleton, STHS
Place – The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
Dates – Three Saturdays: March 9, March 16, March 23
Time – 10am, 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Notes – Attendees may wish to bring a USB thumb to store documents provided/discovered during the workshop, or money to purchase printed copies of documents from the Library. Free copies of documents can be emailed to attendees.
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Oral History TopicsAnthonisen (George) Aquetong artists Barger (Raymond) Baum (Walter) Beaver Wars bridge trolley Buckingham Friends Bucks County Bucks County Playhouse Burpee (David) Bye (Ranulph) canal Carversville Centre Bridge coal Colt (Morgan) covered bridge Cuttalossa Delaware Canal Delaware River Depression diseases Doylestown Dump the Pump farming feminism flood Folinsbee (John) Garber (Daniel) grange Greenhill School Groenendahl (Anita) Guttman Center Hargens (Charles Jr.) Hillside Orphanage Hoffman (Abbie) Holmquist School Honey Hollow Hotel du Village Ingham Lahaska Lambertville land preservation Lathrop (William) Leith-Ross (Harry) Lumberville Marshall (Dr. George) Matthews (Paul) Mercer (Henry) mills music Nakashima (George) Native Americans New Hope Ney (Lloyd) one-room school Parry Mansion Peddler's Pack Perry Mansion Phillips Mill Point Pleasant polio Presidents Prohibition Pt. Pleasant Quakers Redfield (Edward) Renninger (Katherine Steele) Rice's Market Rosen (Charles) Rosin (Harry) Schofield (Walter) school segregation sledding Snell (Henry) social life Solebury Solebury Farmers Club Solebury Friends Meeting Solebury School Solowey (Ben) Sotter (George) St. Martin's Church St. Phillip's Church teacher Terrell (St. John) tugboat Underground Railroad US President war Waring (Alston) Wells (Charles) writers
Tag Archives: flood
Interviewee: Calvin Cooper Date of birth/age at interview: 1916/80 Interviewers: Albright Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date: 7/31/1996 Interview Location: Cooper home, Attleboro Village, Langhorne, PA Interview length: approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed: 1920 to 1980’s Summary: The coal … Continue reading
Interviewee: Tugboat Captain, name unknown Date of birth/age at interview: circa 1895/73 Interviewer: Lance E. Metz Interview date: circa 1969 Interview location: unknown, but probably at the National Canal Museum Interview length: 29 minutes Time span discussed: 1915 to 1925 … Continue reading
Interviewee: Grant Emery Date of birth: circa 1890 Interviewer: Randall Murray of the Allentown Morning Call Interview date: unknown, estimated 1970 Interview location: Easton, near the Lehigh dam (probably at the National Canal Museum) Interview length: 59 minutes Time span … Continue reading
Videographer: William W. Chambers Video date: 1932 Video location: Delaware Canal from Pt. Pleasant to Washington Crossing Video length: 25 minutes Time span: 1932 Summary: This silent video by Chambers of the Delaware canal and river also features important historical clips of artists William … Continue reading
Name of interviewee: Ed. L. Walp Date of birth: about 1899/77 Interviewer: Lance Metz, Leon Dreyer Interview date: about 1975 Interview location: Weissport, PA Interview length: 39 minutes Time span discussed: 1919 until mid 1940’s Summary: Keeping the canals and … Continue reading
Name of interviewee: George F. (Sparky) Cochran Date of birth/age at interview: unknown circa 1920/about 72 Interviewer: Lance Metz and Zip Zimmerman Interview date: December 22, 1992 Interview location: Cochran home Interview length: 15 minutes Time span discussed: 1920 to … Continue reading
Interviewee: Brenda Meredith Date of birth/age at interview: July 6, 1918/95 Interviewers: Kathy Stein and Jack McMillian Interview date: Sept. 5, 2013 Interview location: Meredith home Interview length: 1 hour, 36 minutes Time span discussed: 1960s to 2013 Summary: Brenda Meredith reflects … Continue reading
Name of interviewee: Will Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview: 1928/86 Interviewer: Jack Donohue Interview date: December 9, 2014 Interview location: Rivinus home Interview length: 53 minutes Time span discussed: Revolution Era until 2014 Summary: Will leads us on a … Continue reading
Name of interviewee: Willis Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview: 1928/86 Interviewer: Jack Donohue Interview date: December 9, 2014 Interview location: Rivinus home Interview length: 35 minutes Time span discussed: 1960 until present day, 2014 Summary: Will, a long time … Continue reading
Name of interviewee: Willis Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview: 1928/86 Interviewer: Jack Donohue Interview date: November 25, 2014 Interview location: Rivinus home Interview length: 19 minutes Time span discussed: flood years starting in 1841 thru 2006, but primarily 1955 … Continue reading