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Where We Meet

The Main Line Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June, from 1 to 3 pm. The Club began holding its monthly meetings online using Zoom in April, 2020. We will continue to meet online for the foreseeable future.
When the current health emergency subsides sufficiently to allow in-person meetings, we will resume them at our traditional location. Easttown Library, 720 First Ave., Berwyn, PA, 19312 from 1 to 3 pm.
Whether you attend online or in person, we ask you to consider making a voluntary $5.00 contribution at each meeting to help defray our expenses.

Our Next Meeting


202111nov1:00 pm3:00 pmDiscover Scottish Family History by Chris Paton (Via Zoom)


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A beginner’s guide to discovering Scottish family History.

Originally from Northern Ireland, but with both Scottish and Irish roots, Chris holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde, and today works as a professional genealogist, running his research service from the Scottish coastal town of Irvine, North Ayrshire.

As well as teaching Scottish based courses for Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd ( he has also tutored for the University of Strathclyde’s Genealogical Studies Postgraduate Programme. In addition he is a published author of several genealogy book titles and guides (see and is a regular contributor to genealogy magazines in the UK and Ireland, such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Family Tree, and Discover Your Ancestors, as well as the ISBGFH’s British Connections.

Since October 2012 he has been a regular attendee of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland ( stakeholder forum, and from May 2013-May 2017 he was a director of the Scottish Archive Network Ltd trust ( He previously worked as a researcher, producer and director for 12 years in factual television for both the BBC (Bristol and Glasgow) and STV, on various documentary series, including Coast, Meet the Ancestors, Secret History, War Walks and Time Flyers.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Main Line Genealogy Club welcomes all who are interested in learning more about their ancestors, both newcomers and those who are more experienced. Our purpose is to present programs that will help both new and experienced students to research their own family genealogies and to learn new techniques for improving their knowledge of their ancestors and their family histories.

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