11 April 2010

Patricia Law Hatcher Elected Fellow of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Editor's Note: The following release is from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

At the Annual Meeting of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, held on 26th March 2010, Patricia Law Hatcher, FASG, was honored as a Fellow of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (FGSP). For her exemplary service to GSP and scholarly achievement as editor of Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, she was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors of the Society at its meeting on 22nd January 2010.

Patricia Law Hatcher, FASG, FGSP, has been editor of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine since 2001 and editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record since 2006. She is the author of Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors, Locating Your Roots—Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records, Producing a Quality Family History, and other books. She has written over three hundred articles, which have appeared in over a dozen publications, many of which have been on Pennsylvania topics. She is a former trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists and in 2000 was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. A popular lecturer and instructor, she has spoken at many national conferences and institutes.

Notable of the numerous articles she has authored are three published in Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine: “Finding George Lorah: An Exercise in Genealogy,” (Spring/Summer 2000); “Untangling the 15 Henry Hoffs of York County,”(Fall/Winter 2001); and “Land Record Magic, Scotch-Irish to German: The Wiley/Wahle Family of York and Cumberland Counties,” (Fall/Winter 2005).

For more information about the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, visit http://www.genpa.org