19 Mar 2019

“Exploring Different Uses of Historic Congregation Records,” A CLIR Project Event at the Athenaeum

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Last year, Christ Church Preservation Trust and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia embarked on a three year Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) project to digitize the records of 11 of Philadelphia’s oldest congregations. Please join us at the Athenaeum (219 S. 6th Street) on Wednesday, April 3 from 2-4 p.m. for a program that explores the uses different scholars have made of these early records (1708-1870) as well as others.  

Presentations and Panelists

“Endowments, Tangled Titles and Mapping: Religious Records as Tools for Property Ownership Research in Philadelphia”
J.M. Duffin, Senior Archivist, University Archives and Records Center, University of Pennsylvania
"Mining the Minutes"
Dr. Ann Norton Greene, University of Pennsylvania
"Investigating Black Burials Through Church Records”
Jubilee Marshall, Senior, Villanova University
“Religious Records: Finding Vital Crumbs that Lead Researchers down New Paths for Data”
Jean K. Wolf, Principal, Wolf Historic Preservation, Ardmore, PA
Please RSVP to Carol Smith at csmith@christchurchphila.org.