Cumberland Pathways formal presentations, panel discussions, and focus areas will appeal to anyone interested in family history and genealogy.  Topics include the latest trends in genealogy and you will have the chance to learn tips from your fellow attendees.  If you are a beginner, Cumberland Pathways will help you get started.  Personal consultations with experts may lead seasoned researchers to that overlooked resource.  Professional genealogists can network with other professionals.  All will have the opportunity to visit the unique archives and special collections of historic and beautiful Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Examine the full schedule (PDF) to find the sessions that appeal to you and see the biographies of our impressive list of nationally recognized and regional experts.  One may be just the person that will provide a clue to solve a family mystery or help you break through that brick wall in your research.

Conference Highlights:


Opening Reception:  View family history exhibits, meet your fellow attendees and conference presenters, enjoy great food, have a glass of wine, and relax to some good music.


Welcome Address:  Hear words of welcome from Pennsylvania leaders

SATURDAY (10:00 to 4:00)

Formal Presentations:  Learn from expert archivists and military historians

Panel Discussions:  Listen to panelists on the importance of oral history and archival records

Focus Areas:  Explore your own family story through one-on-one conversations with experts


Special Tour:  See behind the scenes at USAHEC at this tour designed just for conference participants

Dinner:  Enjoy social time and a catered dinner

Keynote Address:  “The Power of DNA to Unravel Family Mysteries” by genetic genealogist, CeCe Moore.

Sunday Brunch:  Your chance to share stories and ideas with new friends while enjoying a delicious brunch. (Brunch not included in conference fees)

Church Record Discussion:  Learn how to trace your family through church records


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