Calendar of Events

Meeting-Hait-LongMost meetings will be held at the David Library of the American Revolution, Stone Hall, on the second floor of the Conference Center at 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.  Parking and entrance to the Conference Center are located in the rear of the Library building.  For directions, please see the Library's website at www.dlar.org.  Check individual meeting listings for alternate locations.

The fee to attend most meetings will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members, and will be collected at the door.  Reservations are NOT required.

If you attend a regular meeting as a non-member, and then choose to join the Society at the end of the same meeting, the meeting fee will be applied to your membership fee.

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August 2015 Meeting: Understanding and Using Quaker Records

When:  Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10 am to 12 noon
Where:  David Library of the American Revolution
Subject:  Understanding and Using Quaker Records
 

An overview of the structure and content of Quaker records, with emphasis on meeting records as sources of family history.  We will use actual examples to trace individuals through the records.  Learn about the procedures and implications of disownments.  Learn the difference between a meetinghouse and a meeting.  Bring your questions! For a printable flyer, click here!

This program is the one originally scheduled for March 2015, which was cancelled due to parking issues.

Speaker:  Christopher Densmore, Curator, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
  Christopher Densmore is the Curator (Director) of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, the depository responsible, with Haverford College, for the preservation and research use of the records of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Baltimore Yearly, along with sole responsibility for the records of New York Yearly Meeting.  Densmore is the author of Red Jacket: Seneca Orator and Diplomat (1999), co-author of Quaker Cross Currents: Three Hundred Years of the New York Yearly Meetings (1995), other books and numerous articles.  He frequently lectures on Quaker topics, particularly about the Underground Railroad.  He serves on the boards of the Friends Historical Association, the Records Services Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, and is current Vice President of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society.  Mr. Densmore has forty-two years professional experience as an archivist.

 

 

September 2015 Meeting: Computer Lab Session at CRHS

When:  Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 am
Where:  Council Rock High School North Library, Newtown, PA
Subject:

 Computer Lab Session - Free Online Research With Friends

Research your family history with family, friends, and the friendly, experienced peers from Bucks County Genealogical Society. Free use of Ancestry.com Library Edition will be available in the Council Rock Library using their computers. Or, bring your own laptop and use the school's WiFi. Receive or offer assistance from or to other guests from starting your family history to breaking down brick walls. There will be no admission charge for this event. Open to the public - No registration required.

9th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair

When:  Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9 am to 4 pm
Where:  Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
Subject:  Genealogy!
 

The Bucks County Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania are excited to announce the Ninth Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair, to be held at a new venue, the Gallagher Room at the Bucks County Community College's Newtown campus.

The Ancestry Fair is the largest annual genealogical event in Bucks County.  This year the Fair will present a full day of excellent speakers in three tracks (Beginners, Technology, and General) as well as exhibitors representing genealogical, historical and lineage societies, book sellers, local repositories, and vendors of genealogy related products and services.

For more detailed information, please check out the Ancestry Fair website (ancestryfair.org).  Planning for the event is ongoing, so check back periodically for details on speakers, exhibitors, schedules, and directions as they become available.

Speakers: To be announced

 

 

November 2015: Annual Meeting and Pot Luck

When:  Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
Where:  David Library of the American Revolution
Program:

 Annual Elections and and and Pot Luck Brunch

Our November program will begin with our annual business meeting, including elections for 2015 Executive Board positions.  Members and guests will then enjoy a Pot Luck Brunch of favorite family recipes. Please bring a dish to share with the group, along with a recipe or a story that goes with it.

Following our business meeting, members and guests will have the opportunity to share their experiences in genealogical research informally with the group. 

December 2015 Meeting: Judy Russell on Autosomal DNA Testing

When:  Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10 am to 12 noon
Where:  David Library of the American Revolution
Subject:  Beyond X and Y: The Promises and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
  Autosomal DNA testing is the new kid on the block.  Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st century genealogists.  What's in it for you, and how can you make the most of this test?
Speaker:  Judy G. Russell,  CG, CGL
  A Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law.