August 15th Meeting Information

Join Sierra Green for Genealogical Research Opportunities and Limitations in Institutional, Reform School and Orphanage Records at the Heinz History Center.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on August 15th.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. You can register for this meeting .
 
Full details are available HERE.

German SIG Meeting on August 18th

GERMAN SIG: August 18th 7:00 PM
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information.

Research Workshop SIG: August 20th

Our next meeting is on August 20th at 2:00pm via Zoom.  The work of the 1950 Census Indexing group is being folded into this group, with a combined meeting. Please register HERE for the Zoom meeting. The Research Workshop SIG enables participants to set aside time for conducting their research in a social setting with the abilty to bounce ideas off of the other attendees.  More details on this SIG are HERE.

DNA SIG Meeting on August 27th - HYBRID

The Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group will meet On-line (Zoom) *AND* IN PERSON at 2:00 PM on August 27th  This month we'll review information from the "Watch Parties" held in June and July for the genetic genealogy evening presentations from GRIP, and then move on to general discussions, and breakouts, trying to answer questions based on the collective experience. 
 
The meeting will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 5910 Babcock Blvd (entrance is on Browns Lane just past the stoplight).  This will be a Hybrid Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information. CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING IN PERSON.  More details HERE

Eastern European SIG Meeting on September 13th

EASTERN EUROPE SIG:  September 13th 6:30 PM
This will be an in-person meeting at Northland Public Library's Board Room.

September 19th Meeting Information

Join Maureen Taylor for A Photo Detective Roadshow.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on September 19th.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. You can register for this meeting HERE.
 
Full details are available HERE.

September 24th NHG Webinar Series

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA will present "15 Tools for Tracing Your New York Ancestors Online" at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Saturday, September 24, 2022 for the NHG Webinar Series. This will be a live, virtual webinar using Zoom.  Please register for this free event HERE.  The handout will be distributed during the webinar in the chat and also emailed to all registrats.  Full details about the webinar and speaker are available HERE.  

October 17th Meeting Information

Join Sam Williams for Back to the Basics: Using DNA for Family History.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on October 17th.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. You can register for this meeting .
 
Full details are available HERE.

Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

Click HERE to view information on Northland Public Library's genealogy collection.  Many of the materials in this collection were donated to Northland by the North Hills Genealogists.

Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "NHG LIBRARY" area when you login - the latest edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is available for download by all NHG members.

DNA Bootcamp - Online Course for Members

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.

November 11th NHG Webinar Series

Katherine R. Willson  will present "Preserving Veterans' Voices" at 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday, November 11, 2022 for the NHG Webinar Series.  This will be a live, virtual webinar using Zoom.  Please register for this free event HERE.  The handout will be distributed during the webinar in the chat and also emailed to all registrants.  
 
Full details about the webinar and speaker are available HERE.

November 2022 Meeting Information

November 21st will be our Fall Round-Table Discussion
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on November 21, 2022.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

January 16th Meeting Information

Join Brian Rhinehart for I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on January 16th.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on November 21, 2022.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

February 20th Meeting Information

Join Alec Ferretti for Thinking Outside of the (Search) Box: Ancestry.com Search Strategies. 
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on February 20th.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on November 21, 2022.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

Northland Library @ Home: Ancestry Ending

Many of the Northland Library's online resources have been available to you at home, including the Ancestry Library Edition.  Check HERE for a full list of what is available through the Allegheny County libraries.  Ancestry Remote access ended on 31DEC21.  

Meeting Handouts

Handouts for many of our meetings are available for download by NHG members after logging into the website and clicking on "NHG LIBRARY" in the left-hand menu.  If you need assistance logging in please send an email to Info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org

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.

NHG @ Heinz History Center


August Meeting
Monday - 08/15/2022
Sierra Green will present "Genealogical Research Opportunities and Limitations in Institutional, Reform School and Orphanage Records at the Heinz History Center."   Genealogical researchers have long faced barriers to accessing the historical files of ancestors whose lives intersected with institutions, orphanages, reform schools, and other similar sites. Learn more ...
German SIG Meeting
Thursday - 08/18/2022
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.   Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email ...
Research Workshop SIG & Records Indexing Group
Saturday - 08/20/2022
The Research Workshop SIG enables participants to set aside time for conducting their research in a social setting with the ability to bounce ideas off of the other attendees.    Please preregister below, and be ready to work on your latest research project!  Contact the SIG at ResearchSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org with questions ...