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September 1, 2020

On August 27, 2020, David Staniunas and Sonia Prescott led a Zoom webinar that looked at the African American Leaders & Congregations collecting initiative.

In recent years, PHS has brought human and capital resources to bear on collecting records of the African American Presbyterian experience--both the original records of African American congregations, and documentation of people’s lives and ministries. As a corrective measure for what Presbyterian historians have called a “historically...

August 20, 2020

On August 13, 2020, Jenny Barr led a Zoom webinar that explored the history of Presbyterian mission to China through records held at the Presbyterian Historical Society.

Watch the video below to take a brief look at the history of Presbyterian mission work in China, and to learn about the archival collections and other resources PHS has that document this fascinating topic. Included are examples of research done using the records of China missionaries.

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July 20, 2020

On July 16, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar that took an in-depth look at Calvin, our online library catalog.

Watch the video below to see Charlene and Gabriela talk about what is, and what is not, described in Calvin; tips on searching and navigating Calvin; and how to create saved searches and lists of items.

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July 8, 2020

On June 18, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar on how to navigate the records of the Presbyterian Church to research family history.

Watch the video below to see Charlene and Lisa demonstrate how to conduct effective searches of PHS resources and identify materials containing genealogical information. They also answered questions and offered tips on how...

July 1, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar on how to access and explore Pearl Digital Archives

Watch the video below to learn how to navigate PHS's collections from the comfort of your home. Allison and Gabriela demonstrated searching and navigating Pearl while giving glimpses into some of our most interesting and unusual digital collections.

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