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March 22, 2017
6:30 PM
Cranberry Public Library, Franklin Station Rm.
2525 Rochester Rd.

Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Cranberry Genealogy Club

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“Moravian Trails and Records” Eighteenth-century Moravians, originating in Pennsylvania, settled in North Carolina. Discover the records they left behind in both states. And it will surprise you: manumissions, diaries, letters, and journals reference not just church members but others who they often interacted with. The history of the Moravians is also the history of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and other Pennsylvania cities, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina which were all church settlements. Interactions with slaves and Native Americans are documented through their records. See how to access these unique documents. Meeting are free and open to the public; but everyone is welcome to join ($10/year) for special members-only events.

 Our presenter: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is a western Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is a past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and coordinator of the IGHR “Professional Genealogy” course since 2007 She was an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course (2008-2016). She has also served as president of two local societies and has volunteered on society boards for over 25 years.