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  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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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 (atDNA) testing is the new kid on the block. Available from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA (called Family Finder) and 23andMe, atDNA can provide new clues to break down brick walls. 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? Click here for more information and a printable flyer.

 Judy G. Russell,  CG, CGLjudyrussellpic

  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.



January 2016 Meeting: Connie Ace on Your Roots are Showing: The Research Behind the Presentation

When:  Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10 am to 12 noon
Where:  David Library of the American Revolution
Subject:  Your Roots Are Showing: The Research Behind the Presentation
  The recent BCGS Ancestry Fair featured a Main Event titled "Your Roots Are Showing," presenting the genealogy of local businessman Colin Goodnoe.  This presentation will highlight some of the interesting research techniques, clever "tricks" and unexpected resources that were used in preparing the presentation.  It will focus on evaluating conflicting data and resolving challenging research questions.

 CLAceDr. Constance (Connie) Ace


Dr. Connie Ace has been doing genealogical research for over two decades and recently founded Ace Genealogy Research and Consulting to offer her research services to a wider group of clients.  Trained as a research scientist, she spent over 25 years as a biophysicist for various Johnson & Johnson companies, specializing in biomaterials for the repair and regeneration of the human body.

But her passion is history and discovering the human stories behind the names and dates in family trees.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Warrington Township Historical Commission and is an active member of BCGS as well as other historical and genealogical societies.



October 2016 Meeting: Gideon Hill on Genealogical Scams, Frauds and Hoaxes

When:  Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 am to 12 noon
Where:  David Library of the American Revolution
Subject:  Great-Grandpa Bought a Bridge: Genealogical Scans, Frauds and Hoaxes
  Deception in genealogy has a long history.  Unfortunately for the modern researcher, the legacy of genealogists who were less than honest may impact the results of our efforts even today.  This presentation will evaluate deception in the context of the Genealogical Proof Standard while taking a bemused, retrospective look at some of the more notable scans, frauds, and hoaxes from the past.
Speaker:  HILL Gideon face shotGideon Hill

Gideon Hill has been researching his family for over 45 years.  His research interests are pre-1750 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.  He's completed the Genealogical Research Certificate of Boston University and is especially interested in how the academic field of Social History can inform genealogical research and the compiling of a family history.

His professional background is in the field of Family Medicine.  He attended the University of Delaware and Jefferson Medical College.  He had the honor of serving n the United States Air Force Medical Corps -- and was delighted to have been stationed in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, one of his ancestral homelands.