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=== Center Contacts and Hours    ===
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Location Map:'''
  
'''Location & Map:'''
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/721+Paxon+Hollow+Rd,+Broomall,+PA+19008/@39.960297,-75.361957,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6ea15d22ee197:0x6e951be72955659 Location of Valley Forge Pennsylvania Family History Center on Map]
  
*'''Address:''' 832 Paxon Hollow Rd, Broomall, PA 19008
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*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=832+Paxon+Hollow+Road,+Broomall,+PA+19008&hl=en&ll=39.955149,-75.373507&spn=0.028061,0.040898&sll=41.160353,-79.084911&sspn=0.01378,0.020449&oq=832+Paxon+Hollow+Rd,+Broomall,+PA+19008&hnear=832+Paxon+Hollow+Rd,+Broomall,+Pennsylvania+19008&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
 
  
'''Phone:''' 610.356.8507
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'''Address:'''  
  
'''Open Hours:'''
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*721 Paxon Hollow Rd Broomall PA 19008 United States
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*Located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building
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*Enter in the back door labeled “Family History Center”
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''
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*Language:English<br>
  
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'''Email:'''
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*broomallfhc@gmail.com
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Email us to:
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• Make an appointment for guided help, &nbsp;or to view films outside of regular hours.&nbsp;
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• Sign up on our mailing list
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• Receive a class schedule
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• Be notified of weather closures or delays
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'''Phone:''' 1-610-356-8507 only answered when we are open. There is no message machine.
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'''Regular Open Hours: Every Wednesdays 9:30-3:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:30-12:30'''
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'''Holiday Closures:'''
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'''Additional Hours: By appointment'''
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You may request to have the center open at other times by appointment. For a timely and quick response, please email broomallfhc@gmail.com to request a time. Appointments are not needed during regular hours unless you need a guided practice lab time.&nbsp;As usual I appreciate your replies that you have moved or are not interested etc. and would like to be removed from our list. I add and remove people promptly. If you have friends that would like to stay informed and be added to the list they may email broomallfhc@gmail.com with their request.           
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'''Events:'''     
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'''Hello Patrons of the Valley Forge Family History Center,'''     
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If you are into FREE! See the schedule below for some opportunities to learn more about genealogy.
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'''1. 10 am on the Wednesdays listed below we are having Winter Discussions in the Valley Forge Family History Center located at 721 Paxon Hollow Rd. Broomall, PA, start Wednesday Jan. 25th.''' See schedule below for current topics and dates. (no registration required) Check out this Wiki page for other updates as we go along. Discussions last about an hour or an hour and a half depending on the topic. You may also stay and use our computers in the center to try out new things you have learned.
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'''Winter Discussion Current Schedule:'''
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'''January 25th:''' Beginning your Research and what do you do when you need to start in a Foreign Country by Shelli Nye, FHC director. Some basic research methods and general guiding principles, and then places to go to help you learn and get started in other countries.
  
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'''February 1''': Czechoslovakia - examples of how to read records and free websites to check out by John Stefl, our Wednesday am staff member with lots of experience helping all of us!
  
=== Calendar and Events  ===
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'''February 15''': Hungary - slides of the area and websites to help your research. If there is time we will also have slides from Lithuania and how to hire a professional to help with the difficult language of this area's records by Loretta Kukkels. Loretta is a long time experienced patron who has traveled to lots of interesting countries to research.
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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'''March 1''': Italy - Civil vital records by Bob Sava, a new to our center patron who has teaching experience and who has been researching civil vital records in Italy.
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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'''March 15''': The Sleuth, the Hunt, and the Mystery Solved by Sharon P. Simson our Wednesday afternoon staff member and retired research sociology professor from University of Maryland. Starting with just a few clues and utilizing social scientific methods, we will trace the thinking and research process that uncovered information that led to a revolutionary discovery. The subject matter of this interactive session is generalizable and can be applied to your own genealogical research. Examples include Hungarian and United States records.
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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'''March 29''': New FamilySearch Apps and also something new from Rootstech February 2017 by Shelli Nye, FHC director
  
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'''April 19''': Germany - Records examples and how to find them and gather information from them by Robert Danovich. A long time patron and microfilm researcher who gave our DNA discussion last year.
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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'''May 3rd''': more info coming
  
==== Collections  ====
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We can add more countries or different topics! Email me with your topic and a date if you would like to lead a discussion. We look forward to a good attendance like we had last year. Invite your friends!
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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Film reading capabilities will still be available during the discussions in the adjoining room. Center computer usage may or may not be available. Depending on the size of the group we may move to another room.
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
 
  
==== Databases and Software ====
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'''2. Friends of the Delaware Archives presents a free spring 2017 Conference. "Genealogy-Beyond Bare Bones, Building your Skills" by Dr. Thomas W.  Jones, PhD, CG, FASG. FUGA.  Registration required and is filling up quickly, so act fast if you want to go. This is a unique opportunity to see a well known and respected genealogist and see how he thinks!''' Call Donna Josefowski (302) 222-0694 or email her at djosefowski@gmail.com to register.  Include the event,  your name, email and phone number.
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
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If you are new to Inferential Genealogy, or want a refresher, I recommend that you take the time before the conference to walk through both of his free 2 classes on FamilySearch.org. I have provided the links below, (note that there is a handout link for both classes as part of the class links.) – examples of great classes in the learning center
  
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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'''Beginning Genealogy''' by Tom Jones
  
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<nowiki>https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/principles-for-beginning-genealogy/253</nowiki>
  
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'''Inferential Genealogy''' by Tom Jones
  
=== Center Services  ===
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https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/inferential-genealogy/251
  
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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'''3. Quarterly Meeting of the Italian Group - this Saturday April 29th at 10-12pm in the Valley Forge Family History Center located in Broomall,PA. Contact Bill Nichols at [[Mailto:billyn48@msn.com|billyn48@msn.com]] more information'''
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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See you soon,
  
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Shelli Nye Director
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
  
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
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*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania]]
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
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'''We would love to have more volunteers!'''  
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We look forward to seeing you at the center!

Latest revision as of 18:52, 30 January 2017

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Center Contacts and Hours   

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Location Map:

Image 3 of Valley Forge Family History Center.JPG
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Address:

  • 721 Paxon Hollow Rd Broomall PA 19008 United States
  • Located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building
  • Enter in the back door labeled “Family History Center”
  • Language:English
Image 5 of Valley Forge PA Family History Center.JPG
Image 1 of Valley Forge Family History Center.JPG


Email:

  • broomallfhc@gmail.com

Email us to:

• Make an appointment for guided help,  or to view films outside of regular hours. 

• Sign up on our mailing list

• Receive a class schedule

• Be notified of weather closures or delays

Phone: 1-610-356-8507 only answered when we are open. There is no message machine.

Regular Open Hours: Every Wednesdays 9:30-3:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:30-12:30

Holiday Closures:

Additional Hours: By appointment

You may request to have the center open at other times by appointment. For a timely and quick response, please email broomallfhc@gmail.com to request a time. Appointments are not needed during regular hours unless you need a guided practice lab time. As usual I appreciate your replies that you have moved or are not interested etc. and would like to be removed from our list. I add and remove people promptly. If you have friends that would like to stay informed and be added to the list they may email broomallfhc@gmail.com with their request.

Events:

Hello Patrons of the Valley Forge Family History Center,

If you are into FREE! See the schedule below for some opportunities to learn more about genealogy.

1. 10 am on the Wednesdays listed below we are having Winter Discussions in the Valley Forge Family History Center located at 721 Paxon Hollow Rd. Broomall, PA, start Wednesday Jan. 25th. See schedule below for current topics and dates. (no registration required) Check out this Wiki page for other updates as we go along. Discussions last about an hour or an hour and a half depending on the topic. You may also stay and use our computers in the center to try out new things you have learned.

Winter Discussion Current Schedule:

January 25th: Beginning your Research and what do you do when you need to start in a Foreign Country by Shelli Nye, FHC director. Some basic research methods and general guiding principles, and then places to go to help you learn and get started in other countries.

February 1: Czechoslovakia - examples of how to read records and free websites to check out by John Stefl, our Wednesday am staff member with lots of experience helping all of us!

February 15: Hungary - slides of the area and websites to help your research. If there is time we will also have slides from Lithuania and how to hire a professional to help with the difficult language of this area's records by Loretta Kukkels. Loretta is a long time experienced patron who has traveled to lots of interesting countries to research.

March 1: Italy - Civil vital records by Bob Sava, a new to our center patron who has teaching experience and who has been researching civil vital records in Italy.

March 15: The Sleuth, the Hunt, and the Mystery Solved by Sharon P. Simson our Wednesday afternoon staff member and retired research sociology professor from University of Maryland. Starting with just a few clues and utilizing social scientific methods, we will trace the thinking and research process that uncovered information that led to a revolutionary discovery. The subject matter of this interactive session is generalizable and can be applied to your own genealogical research. Examples include Hungarian and United States records.

March 29: New FamilySearch Apps and also something new from Rootstech February 2017 by Shelli Nye, FHC director

April 19: Germany - Records examples and how to find them and gather information from them by Robert Danovich. A long time patron and microfilm researcher who gave our DNA discussion last year.

May 3rd: more info coming

We can add more countries or different topics! Email me with your topic and a date if you would like to lead a discussion. We look forward to a good attendance like we had last year. Invite your friends!

Film reading capabilities will still be available during the discussions in the adjoining room. Center computer usage may or may not be available. Depending on the size of the group we may move to another room.

2. Friends of the Delaware Archives presents a free spring 2017 Conference. "Genealogy-Beyond Bare Bones, Building your Skills" by Dr. Thomas W.  Jones, PhD, CG, FASG. FUGA.  Registration required and is filling up quickly, so act fast if you want to go. This is a unique opportunity to see a well known and respected genealogist and see how he thinks! Call Donna Josefowski (302) 222-0694 or email her at djosefowski@gmail.com to register.  Include the event,  your name, email and phone number.

If you are new to Inferential Genealogy, or want a refresher, I recommend that you take the time before the conference to walk through both of his free 2 classes on FamilySearch.org. I have provided the links below, (note that there is a handout link for both classes as part of the class links.) – examples of great classes in the learning center

Beginning Genealogy by Tom Jones

https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/principles-for-beginning-genealogy/253

Inferential Genealogy by Tom Jones

https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/inferential-genealogy/251

3. Quarterly Meeting of the Italian Group - this Saturday April 29th at 10-12pm in the Valley Forge Family History Center located in Broomall,PA. Contact Bill Nichols at [[1]] more information

See you soon,

Shelli Nye Director


Resources in the Local Area


Links


Volunteer at the Center

We would love to have more volunteers!



We look forward to seeing you at the center!