Searching for Your Irish Ancestry with Susan Koelble at the Bucks County Visitor Center

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“Genealogy is more than just names and dates. It’s learning about the lives of the people who made you who you are today,” says Susan Koelble, a professional researcher, author, lecturer and co-owner of Bare Roots Publishing, a genealogical publishing company. On Saturday, April 29, 2006, Susan Koelble will return to the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, to explain how to get started researching and recording your Irish ancestry. The program, which runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., is free and open to the public. Participants will each receive a free informational packet.

“Genealogy is more than just names and dates. It’s learning about the lives of the people who made you who you are today,” says Susan Koelble, a professional researcher, author, lecturer and co-owner of Bare Roots Publishing, a genealogical publishing company. On Saturday, April 29, 2006, Susan Koelble will return to the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, to explain how to get started researching and recording your Irish ancestry. The program, which runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., is free and open to the public. Participants will each receive a free informational packet.

More about the presenter:

Susan Koelble is well known for her knowledge of Philadelphia’s history and people. Her most recent projects include historical research for In Search of Sundance, a program that aired on the PBS television series NOVA. She also assisted in research for Wishing On The Moon, The Life and Times of Billie Holiday (Penguin Books, 1995). Ms. Koelble was camp director of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania’s successful Summer Camp for the Family Genealogist. She served on the Board of Directors and Lineage Chairman of the Philadelphia Chapter DAR. She was a member of the Board of Directors of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania for eight years and currently volunteers at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania as well as The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Ms. Koelble serves on the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

About the Bucks County Visitor Center:

The Bucks County Visitor Center serves as a gateway for all travelers to the region. Located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, with easy access from Interstate 95, Route 1 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art center welcomes visitors in search of the best of Bucks County, including history, attractions, events, lodging, dining and shopping. Whether guests want to “Discover Bucks County” through the 16-minute orientation film in the 110-seat theater, pick up directions to the County’s covered bridges, find the perfect bed & breakfast for a romantic getaway, purchase one-of-a-kind Bucks County items in the Gift Shop, or discuss a Bucks County travel itinerary; the Visitor Information Specialists are available to serve the public seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. – with extended summer hours of 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau operates the Bucks County Visitor Center.

The mission of the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc. is to increase visitation to Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage, accommodations and attractions. For more information on BCCVB activities call (215) 639-0300, visit http://www.ExperienceBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

Lauren Tosti

Public Relations

Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau

(215) 639-0300 x231

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