Sun, Aug 20|
Heinz History Center
Researching Institutionalized Family Members at the State Archives
Time & Location
Aug 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
About the Event
Learn about research opportunities in an underutilized genealogical resource.
Since the early 19th century, Pennsylvania has operated nearly 50 different state institutions for people with intellectual and mental disabilities. Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians lived in these institutions. Today, the Pennsylvania State Archives holds the historical records created by these institutions, which are invaluable resources for researchers and genealogists. Join archivist Tyler Stump to explore this important part of Pennsylvania’s history and to learn more about what kinds of information can be found in the archives’ collections.
This program will be recorded and made available to current JGS-Pittsburgh members.