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Exploring Pennsylvania's State Archives and State Library
Tuesday, April 27
Exploring Pennsylvania's State Archives and State Library  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.

Presented by:James M. Beidler

 The Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library of Pennsylvania are well worth a researcher’s attention – catalogs and some records can be accessed online, and a research trip can be worthwhile with advance planning.

 James M. Beidler

He is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc


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Irish Catholic Parish Registers
Tuesday, May 11
Irish Catholic Parish Registers  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by Robin McDonough
Learn facts about Irish Catholic Parish Registers, where to find them and how to use them for genealogy research.
Robin McDonough has been a staff member in the History & Genealogy Department at the St. Louis County Library for 5 years. Prior to that, she was a high school history and geography teacher. She holds a B.S. Ed from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.S. Ed from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Robin has been researching her family’s genealogy for over 15 years, including her husband’s Irish lines. 
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When to Hire a Professional Genealogist?
Tuesday, May 25
When to Hire a Professional Genealogist?  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer

Presented by:Debra Renard


"When to Hire a Professional Genealogist.”

Usually, genealogy is a “DIY” hobby. But sometimes there comes a point when it makes sense to call in a professional. Come learn ways in which one can come to your rescue!


Debra Renard

For the past three years, Debra has been a professional genetic genealogy researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists, the highest rated genealogy research company in the world. Before that time, she worked as an independent contractor for clients through her company, Eureka! Genealogy. She has co-led the Louisville Genealogical Society’s DNA Special Interest Group since 2014, having been a member of the society since 2011. 

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“So You Want to Publish!”
Tuesday, June 8
“So You Want to Publish!”  (Program)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by Betty Darnell
"So You Want to Publish!"
Betty Darnell has had four family books commercially published, and will explain how not to do it, how to do it, and how to prepare your book for the publisher. Betty has self-published about forty booklets, abstracts of county records and newspapers. She has also been editor of Wilderness Road, the quarterly publication of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, for more than twenty-five years, in addition to providing record abstracts for publications of Louisville Genealogical Society, Spencer County Historical & Genealogical Society, and the Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable.
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The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!
Tuesday, June 22
The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer
Presented by: Joe Hardesty
The SAR Library Catalog: its more than you think!
The mission of the SAR Genealogical Research Library, a component of the SAR Center, is to maintain and enlarge the collection of genealogical and historical materials available for research by SAR members and the general public. Additionally, it is to acquire and preserve records of the American Revolution and foster and encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution period. The SAR Genealogical Research Library will serve to reinforce The SAR Center’s educational, patriotic, and historical outreach initiatives.
Joe Hardesty
He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began researching his family history in the mid-1980s – before internet! With the help of patient and kind librarians, he has been successful in tracing several family lines back to their roots in Colonial Maryland. From 2008 to 2017, Joe had been the librarian of the Kentucky History and Genealogy section for the Louisville Public Library. In Jan. 2018 he became the Library Director for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution located in Louisville, Kentucky – one of the finest genealogical libraries in the Mid-West. Joe earned a Master’s in Library Science from the University of KY in 2006 and in 2012 he earned a certificate in Genealogical Librarianship from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies from the University of Toronto. Joe has been empowering listeners at state and regional conferences since 1996 on a variety of genealogical research topics and has contributed numerous articles to local, state and national genealogical publications.
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