Librarians may be interested in attending or sharing forward with patrons this upcoming virtual event presented by Pennsylvania PBS station WETA.
Join the special “Finding Your Roots” national virtual conversation event on Wed. February 8, 2023 at 8p.m. about Genealogy & The Next Generation. This will be an intergenerational conversation about family trees, and the diverse ways they came to be.
Panelists will include:
- Naima Blanco-Norberg, a sophomore at Yale University studying architecture who is uncovering her family history and sharing her experience; critically-acclaimed interdisciplinary artist
- Thomas Allen Harris, who explores family, identity, and spirituality in a participatory practice, and is the creator of Family Pictures Institute for Inclusive Storytelling
- Akosua E. Moore, Lead Genealogist on Finding Your Roots.
Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-your-roots-genealogy-the-next-generation-tickets-515068151707
Remember that genealogy resources that are available at the State Library of Pennsylvania to support libraries and genealogical researchers:
- Find a guide to genealogical resources at: https://pa-gov.libguides.com/.
- Contact staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717-783-5950.
- Visit the website at: https://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/ to see more resources that the State Library offers.
The State Library of Pennsylvania holds an extensive collection of genealogy and local history materials including but not limited to indexes, genealogies, state and county histories, family histories, regimental histories from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, city directories, atlases, land warranty maps, ship passenger lists, and compilations of church and cemetery records in addition to genealogical publications such as the Mayflower Families through Five Generations and Colonial Dames. The State Library is also a regional Federal Depository Library and holds federal documents useful to genealogists such as DAR reports and military pension requests. Many older items in our collection have been digitized and are available in the PA Photos and Documents Collection at the POWER Library website.