German Research Event with Michael Lacopo

NHG is sponsoring a special event featuring Michael Lacopo, an expert in the area of German genealogy research, on July 21st from 9-12 AM at La Roche College.  The cost for NHG members is $5, for non-members it is $20 and includes a 1 year membership. Michael's lectures will be:
HOW TO OVERCOME BRICK WALLS IN PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN RESEARCH: Several case studies will be presented showing lesser-utilized research tactics, repositories, and resources used to find information about our Pennsylvania German ancestors. These first-wave German immigrants require a completely different research plan than those who came later.
HOW TO OVERCOME BRICK WALLS IN GERMAN-AMERICAN RESEARCH: We continue our case-study approach by learning new tricks, techniques, and historical concepts that will help identify and understand our 19th and 20th century German-speaking ancestors.
Registration and payment by check: HERE.    Online registration and payment: HERE

NHG In The News - KDKA

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

If you have New England ancestors then the resources available from 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 you the Northland computers, or bring your own and connect via their WiFi.

2019 Spring Conference

Our Spring 2019 genealogy conference will be on March 22 & 23, 2019, at the Columbian Room in Wexford.  Our featured speakers will be Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D., a nationally known authority on Genetic Genealogy,  and Ray Jones, PhD., the leader of our NHG DNA Sig and genetic genealogy instructure at CCAC.   Details on topics and a registration form are available HERE.  Online registration and payment are available HERE.

"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.

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 2018 - July 2019) 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.

Overcoming Brick Walls in both Pennsylvania German & German-American Research
Saturday - 07/21/2018
Please go to the Home page of this website for more information about this special event.   Michael Lacopo, DVM, will present two lectures: "How to Overcome Brick Walls in Pennsylvania German Research": Several case studies will be presented showing lesser-utilized research tactics, repositories, and resources used to find information ...
Fact, Fiction & Immigration Passenger Lists
Tuesday - 07/24/2018
Come hear Marian Smith,  an expert from the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service talk about what to expect, and not expect, from passenger lists.
Researching Your Jewish Ancestors in Pennsylvania
Tuesday - 08/21/2018
Your Jewish ancestors in Pennsylvania contributed to a state with one of the oldest and richest Jewish histories. Learn how to identify your ancestors in each wave of settlement, unique record repositories for each region, and techniques for using these records to trace your ancestors backwards and forwards in time.   ...