Denyse is an engaging and upbeat speaker who can present to your genealogical society on Pennsylvania records and research.

Denyse, thanks for the great presentation tonight! I have listened to many of your past Podcasts and found them very useful and practical when researching my MANY Pennsylvania ancestors. Thank You!
- Patricia P.
This webinar helped me have a breakthrough in my thinking on my own research in 2 different ways.
- Becky

Upcoming engagements

July 16, 2024 - Keynote at GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh)

(For past engagements, scroll to end of page.)

Her current list of available topics includes

  • Vital Records of Pennsylvania from 1682 to Today: A fast-paced tour through the birth, marriage, divorce, death, and adoption records created by state law in Pennsylvania.
  • Four Records You Can Find in Archives to Complete Your Family History: A show-and-tell of four common archival records from the over 800 archives across the state. Each holds genealogical information not available anywhere else and the possibility of breaking down brick walls.
  • A Tour of the County Courthouse of Your Ancestors: Our ancestors used the county courthouse for everything in their lives. Learn what records they made, and what is online and what is offline, and how to access those records.

Denyse prefers to present via Zoom, or another online platform of your choice. Each webinar is 50 minutes of content, and 20 minutes for questions and answers. A two page handout for attendees is included with each webinar.

To book Denyse, contact her directly via email for available dates and pricing.

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Denyse Allen is a genealogist on a mission to help you uncover the history of your Pennsylvania ancestors. In 2019, she founded PA Ancestors to provide the resources she wished she had when she began her own genealogical journey.

With a commitment to discovering her eight generations of Pennsylvania ancestors, Denyse has researched their lives in the courthouses and archives of Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union, and Westmoreland counties.

Denyse's books are written for today's family historian who is going deeper into their ancestors' lives and breaking down brick walls. Her current books are: Pennsylvania Vital Records Research: A Genealogy Research Guide for Birth, Adoption, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records in Pennsylvania from the Colonial Era to Today, and Archives of Pennsylvania: A Genealogy Research Guide to Records in Archives, Colleges, Courthouses, Genealogical Societies, Historic Sites, Historical Societies, Libraries, and Museums.

Three times a year she runs a workshop for genealogists, Discover Your Pennsylvania Ancestors. This interactive cohort workshop promises attendees will find new records on their ancestors in the Keystone State.

Past engagements

May 24, 2024 - Cranberry Genealogy Society

April 6, 2024 - WITF Genealogy Day at the Whitaker Center

March 19, 2024 - Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

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