The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has opened up its substantial Pennsylvania resources on AmericanAncestors.org until Tuesday 23 May.
Pennsylvania – one of the original thirteen colonies – was one of the two most popular destinations (the other being Delaware) for early (18th century) groups of Presbyterian Irish-Scots emigrants. By 1790, it was the most populous state in the country, and Philadelphia was the largest and busiest port in North America. With its prominence as an important immigration destination from many points in Europe and beyond, the state is a significant point of consideration for many Americans who are researching family history.
The free access offer features several databases of Pennsylvanian records and a free webinar with NEHGS genealogist Ann Lawthers on research methods specific to this state. The webinar includes a description of Pennsylvania settlement patterns and how those patterns and changing county borders influenced the surviving genealogical resources. Special attention is given to early German, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Quaker, and Mennonite immigration.
You'll need to register as a Guest at AmericanAncestors.org/Pennsylvania to gain access to the databases, webinar and other valuable resources. It's free and a quick and straightforward process.