Pennsylvania’s local county historical societies are chock-full of learning for genealogists. In this episode Denys interviews Charlie Adams, author, historian, story teller, and story collector on what Berks History Center offers.
Charlie Adams is a Trustee of the Berks History Center in Reading, PA. The Berks History Center, formerly called the Historical Society of Berks County, has preserved the stories and records of the residents for 150 years.
Charlie covers how he does his research, how connecting in person can make a difference, and why local historical journals are worth reading. Listen in and get inspired to connect with the county of your ancestors.
- Berks History Center: berkshistory.org
- Historical Review of Berks County: Subject Index
- Berks History Center has a museum, and a library called the Henry Jansen Library. They can do research of cemetery and church records for a fee. Check the Library section of the website.
- Charlie Adam’s Books List on Goodreads. The books can be purchased at the Berks History Center.
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