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
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