2018 Spring Conference THIS WEEK!

Our 2018 Genealogy Conference will be held on March 23rd & 24th at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford, with John Philip Colletta, PhD, as the featured speaker. John will present a full day of lectures on Saturday, along with a Friday afternoon lecture in coordination with Aaron McWilliams.  Aaron is a reference archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives, and will also present a Friday evening lecture.  For all the details, please click on "2018 Conference" menu item at the left.
For a copy of the registration form click HERE
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Online registration with credit card payment is available HERE 

2019 Spring Conference

Save the Date!  Our Spring 2019 genealogy conference will be on March 22 & 23, 2019, at the Columbian Room in Wexford.  Our featured speaker will be Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D., a nationally known authority on Genetic Genealogy, and the speaker at our January NHG meeting on that same topic.  Details on topics and registration will be available this Spring.  If you would like to be sent additional details as they beccome available, click HERE and click on the REGISTER button.

*NEW FEATURE* 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 Library Lock-in April 27

Back again by popular demand! Northland Library and the North Hills Genealogists are teaming up for another After Hours Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, April 27 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.  This evening of hands-on research requires general computer skills as you will search for your ancestors using online databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online, and more. Research volunteers will be on hand to help.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  Click HERE to register.

NHG In The News - KDKA

Watch Rich Venezia and Linda Loewer on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live - view this month's interview HERE

Special Interest Groups (New DNA SIG!)

NHG has organized Special Interest Groups for: Germany, British Isles, Eastern Europe, and Pennsylvania.  We also have an 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. 

Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "Member's Only Download" area when you login - the 2017 edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is now available for download by all NHG members.

December Social Notes

This year's December Social event was held at the Heinz History Center's genealogy collection, with special tours and presentations by archivist Sierra Green.  What a great time!

Become A Member!

Your annual (August 2017 - July 2018) membership includes our monthly newsletter and discounts on our annual conferences.

NHG at FGS 2017

A big "Thank-You" to all of the volunteers who made our booth at the FGS conference a success! 
North Hills Genealogists booth at FGS 2017 conference North Hills Genealogists though the years
North Hills Genealogists at FGS 2017 conference

NHG In the News - WDVE

Listen to Amy Arner and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, as they discuss NHG, our Spring 2017 Conference, and genealogy in general with WDVE personality Sean McDowell.  This interview aired at 7:00 AM on Sean's Sunday morning public-service show on Mar 12th.
Click HERE to view Amy Arner's 2015 Labor Day interview on KDKA TV.

For more NHG IN THE NEWS click HERE

War of 1812 Pension Fund Wrap-up

A check from North Hills Genealogists for $2150 was delivered to FGS President Joshua Taylor and War of 1812 Preserve the Pension Fund chair David Rencher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in their exhibit booth at the National Genealogical Society conference in St. Charles, MO.  This represented contributions from our members of $1075, which was matched by NHG.  That amount will in turn be matched by FGS and other organizations, bringing the total value of the contributions to close to $10,000.  What a great show of support from our group!

Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

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

Friday Afternoon Workshop
Friday - 03/23/2018
Two lectures: You've Got the Names, Now Find the People!  Facts about Ancestors Found in Federal Records (John Philip Colletta, PhD.); Genealogical Recources at the Pennsylvania State Archives (Aaron McWilliams)   This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford. Sessions will ...
Friday EveningWorkshop
Friday - 03/23/2018
Aaron McWilliams presents two lectures: The State and Land Records of Pennsylvania;  Military Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives   This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening.  Saturday will include  ...
Spring Genealogy Conference
Saturday - 03/24/2018
John P Colletta, PhD., presents four lectures: Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century; Naturalization Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century; Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events; Discovering Your Ancestors’ World through Maps and Gazetteers   This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room ...