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9:15 am “Genealogy & Church Records”
— Thomas J. McCullough, assistant archivist of the Moravian Archives and the Moravian Historical Society, will discuss how family histories are preserved in church records. Tom is the editor of The Archival Spirit newsletter of the Archivists of Religious Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists, and also serves as editorial assistant of the Journal of Moravian History.
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11:10 am “Gravestone Art & Symbolism”
— Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops will weave stories, images, symbolism and music into their presentation on cemeteries.

Early burial grounds were the first public art galleries in the New World, displaying the artistic, cultural and religious changes of the region. Markers often explained how entire families lived and died. Learn about the progression and interpretation of early symbols. Modern examples will be included, as will the changing techniques required by the early slate and sandstone carvers, contrasting with today's techniques such as laser etching.
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12:45 pm “Tracing Your Roots”
— Robert Scott, past president and current Speakers Bureau chair of the African American Genealogy Group, talks about methods and resources for researching your family history.

The African American Genealogy Group, based in Philadelphia, is dedicated to the encouragement of and support for genealogy research and serves the African-American community of the tri-state area.


Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Keystone Hall Room 202
Monroe Campus
Northampton Community College
2411 Rt 715, Tannersville, Pa.
See map below

Connect to your past, discover your family, learn about your community
• Attend one or all sessions
• Get information on local historical associations

Thursday, May 10
  • 8:30 am Registration
  • 9:15 am “Genealogy & Church Records”
  • 10:30 am “Local History Spotlight”
  • 11:10 am “Gravestone Art & Symbolism.” Session includes lunch buffet of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Ancestry DNA kits will be raffled as door prizes — Must be present to win.
  • 12:45 pm “Tracing Your Roots”


Call 610-861-5317