Katy Bodenhorn Barnes

Katy Bodenhorn Barnes is the Director of Genealogical Programs and Services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She received a BA in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University. Katy has nearly a decade of experience as a genealogy researcher helping people learn about their ancestry. She came to HSP from Legacy Tree Genealogists in Salt Lake City, where she spent seven years as a senior editor and researcher across a wide range of geographic specialties.

Katy's Upcoming Live Webinars (2)

Thu, June 13 2024: 0:00 UTC
Puerto Rican Research
Thu, June 13 2024: 0:00 UTC
Researching Puerto Rican ancestors is a unique experience, requiring a knowledge of both Latin American and North American record types and strategies. We'll talk basics about finding your hometown and what records can help you trace your ancestry on both sides of the sea.
Researching Puerto Rican ancestors is a unique experience, requiring a knowledge of both Latin American and North American record types and strategies. We'll talk basics about finding your hometown and what records can help you trace your ancestry on both sides of the sea.
Thu, June 13 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, October 30 2024: 18:00 UTC
10 Essential Philadelphia Repositories for Genealogists
Wed, October 30 2024: 18:00 UTC
As a major center of American history and starting point for westward migration, Philadelphia has much more to offer genealogists than just tourist sites. The greater Philadelphia area is home to a variety of underrated libraries and archives that should not be missed by serious family historians.
As a major center of American history and starting point for westward migration, Philadelphia has much more to offer genealogists than just tourist sites. The greater Philadelphia area is home to a variety of underrated libraries and archives that should not be missed by serious family historians.
Wed, October 30 2024: 18:00 UTC