My First Lineage Society Certificate

My Certificate!

On 1 Oct 2019, I received a letter, my certificate, and a pin for being approved into the First Families of Pennsylvania Program! I am proud of the work that I did to complete that application and am excited to have it approved.

The letter said that they will add Samuel Harding’s name to their Approved Ancestors list on their website ( and that my name will be read at their annual meeting in March.

I’m curious where that meeting might be. In checking their website, it appears that their society is in Philadelphia so I assume their meetings are there. It appears that you can visit their library. I’ll have to remember that the next time that I am in Philadelphia.

Now that I am a member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, there is a members-only area of their website that I have access to. The collections that they have listed are:

  • Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine
  • Penn in Hand Newsletter
  • Mount Moriah Cemetery Database
  • Mrs. W. A. Berryman Collection
  • John Humphrey Collection of Pennsylvania Birth Records
  • Marriages Published in Der Bauernfreund
  • Church Records
  • Cemetery and Funeral Home Records
  • County Records
  • Miscellaneous Records
  • Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts
  • Occupations
  • Passenger and Emigration Lists

Within the collections, I don’t see anything pop out for Tioga County, but I didn’t dig in too far. I’ll have to remember that I have these collections available to search in!

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