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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September 2015 Meeting: Computer Lab Session at CRHS

When:  Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 am
Where:

 Council Rock High School North Library, Newtown, PA

(Park and enter at right of building)

Subject:

 Back 2 School for Genealogy - Free Online Research From A-Z

Research your family history with your 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 tips or assistance with starting your Ancestry to testing your DNA to using Zabasearch! There will be no admission charge for this event. Open to the public - No registration required. Click here for printable flyer.

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 details about the speakers and their topics, list of exhibitors, program schedule, and directions, please check out the Ancestry Fair website (ancestryfair.org). 

Speakers: Scheduled speakers include Michelle Tucker Chubenko, Sydney Cruice Dixon, Joyce Homan, Melissa Johnson CG, Shamele Jordan, Lora Kline, Susan Koelble, Rebecca Koford CG, Susan McAninley, Nancy Nelson, Carol Shaeffer, Christine Roberts, and Gary Saretzky.

 

 

October 2015 Meeting: Get the Dirt: Finding your Ancestor in Land Records

When:  Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10 am
Where:

 David Library of the American Revolution

Subject:

 Get the Dirt: Finding your Ancestor in Land Records

Property deeds are an often overlooked resource for genealogists.  Using deeds in your research can confirm family relationships, identify the places where your ancestor lived, and can help you break through those brick walls.  Designed for beginners to deed research, this lecture will cover grantor and grantee indexes, definitions of the terms you will encounter in deeds, and a review of the kind of information you might find in these records.

Speaker:

Christine Roberts

 

Chris is the Founder and Charter President of the Bucks County Genealogical Society, and serves on the First Families Committee of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.  She is also a member of the National Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical and Historical Society, the New England Historical and Biographical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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.