July 16th Meeting

Angela Packer McGhie, CG will be presenting "Using Identity Characteristics to Location Your Ancestors" at LaRoche University (MAP) in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pgh. 
 
Whether you are having trouble locating an individual in a particular census, or need to separate records for two men of the same name, using identity characteristics will help you locate your ancestors. This presentation features two case studies demonstrating the technique, using age, occupation, religion, residence, birthplace, and names of family members to locate records and to analyze whether they apply to the person of interest.
 
 Full details are available HERE.


British Genealogy Workshop - July 20

Nationally know speaker Melissa Johnson, CG, will be conducting a British Genealogy workshop for North Hills Genealogists on Saturday July 20th @ Shaler Library. Her lecture topics are:  Introduction to British Genealogy Research, Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research, Case Studies in British Genealogy, and Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems.
 
Full details are available HEREDownload a paper registration form HERE. Online registration is available HERE.  Send questions to programs@NorthHillsGenealogists.org


We're Moving !

The North Hills Genealogists is moving it's monthly meetings to a larger facility capable of handling our continuing growth.  The Kearns Spirituality Center (MAP) is on the campus of the Sisters of Divine Providence, adjacent to the campus of La Roche University, less than 10 minutes away from Northland Library.   Our meetings will now be held on the third Monday of each month, starting with our August meeting on the 19th. DRIVING DIRECTIONS On Babcock Blvd between Duncan and Cumberland turn at the Providence Blvd traffic light towards the campus.  At the third stop sign turn left, then at the second stop sign turn into the parking lot.  Follow "Family History" signs and parking lot attendant's directions to entrance.
 


Registering for the August 19 Meeting

Amy E. K. Arner will be presenting "All the News that's Fit to Print:  Using Newspapers in Your Research" at Kearns Spirituality center (next to campus of LaRoche University).   Full details are available HERE.
 
We are  using Northland Library's meeting registration system:  Click HERE to register.   PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK THE GREEN "SEND" BUTTON TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION!  You will receive an email confirmation.  


It's Membership Renewal Time !

Your annual (August 2019 - July 2020) membership includes our
monthly newsletter and discounts on our annual conferences.
 
 
 


Special Interest Groups

NHG has organized geographic Special Interest Groups for: British Isles, Eastern Europe, and Pennsylvania.  We also have Interest Groups focused on Writing Your Family Story, and on DNA & Genetic Genealogy.  Please click on Special Interest Groups along the left of this page for details and meeting times and locations. These groups meet outside of the regular North Hills Genealogists meetings, and focus on their specific areas of interest. 


NHG In The News - KDKA "Pittsburgh Live"

Watch Rich Venezia and our 2019 conference speaker Blaine Bettinger on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live!
 
Click on "In The News" on the left menu to view or listen to past interviews.
 


NHG In The News - WDVE Interview

Listen to Sean McDowell interview Amy Arner and Ray Jones on WDVE's Sunday morning public interest program!  They will talk about NHG, genetic genealogy, and research tips.  Click HERE to see other NHG In The News programs.


Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "Member's Only Download" area when you login - the 2018 edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is now available for download by all NHG members.


DNA Bootcamp

North Hills Genealogists is pleased to provide this series of training from Hi-Def Genealogy as a no-charge benifit to its members. Presented by Mary Eberle and produced by Thomas MacEntee, we believe that you will find this instruction useful and informative in learning the details of Genetic Genealogy and using DNA tests as part of your family history research.  These videos can be watched at any time, as often as you like.  For more details click HERE.


AmericanAncestors.org at Northland Library

If you have New England ancestors then the resources available from AmericanAncestors.org are invaluable.  Visitors to Northland Public Library now have access to these databases and other holdings of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, along with the many other genealogy databases already available.  You can use the Northland computers, or bring your own and connect via their WiFi.


"Share A Website"

A new feature in our "LINKS" section is Member Suggested Websites. These are links shared by NHG members.  These are websites that members have found to be helpful in their family research.  Cards are available at the monthly NHG meetings for submitting sites to be added to this part of our website.  Click HERE to go directly to these links.


Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

Click HERE to view information on Northland's genealogy collection.


British Isles Research with Melissa Johnson, CG
Saturday - 07/20/2019
Intro to British Genealogy Research  Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research  Case Studies in British Genealogy Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems   PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. Note: maxium of 70 attendees.              https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=87          Register online ...
Eastern Europe SIG
Monday - 08/05/2019
The group wants its members to discuss specific or manageable tasks, so then the group can think about what skill or tool alternative search methods might help solve a piece of the puzzle.   More details on this group are available at EASTERN EUROPE SIG
All the News that's Fit to Print: Using Newspapers in Your Research
Monday - 08/19/2019
Newspapers have a wealth of information, however many researchers stop after locating death notices and obituaries for their ancestors. Learn what information you may find in newspapers and how to locate newspapers for the areas where you're researching.   Amy E. K. Arner is a professional genealogist who specializes in ...