Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

EASTERN EUROPE SIG:  March 1st 7pm
Focus will be on building a spreadsheet of our ancestor's Surnames, and their ancestral villages.  Where is the village located: country, region? How did you find it? What records are available? How did you learn this? And anything else you would like to add to assist our members in their research.
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information.
 
GENETIC GENEALOGY / DNA SIG:  March 27th 2-4pm Zoom Meeting:
Using the Borland Genetics tools, plus checking in on Our Genetic Genealogy Research - Small Group Discussions Using Zoom's Breakout Rooms
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information.
 
GERMAN SIG: March 18th 7pm
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information.


March 13th NHG Webinar Series

Paul Milner will present "Effective Use of GENUKI: England's Largest Free Genealogy Website" at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time on Saturday, March 13th. This will be a virtual webinar using Zoom. You can register for this free event HERE. The handout will be distributed during the webinar and emailed to registrants.  
 
Full details about the webinar and speaker are available HERE.
 
 


Spring 2021 Conference: March 20th

We are excited to announce our Spring 2021 conference, featuring Dr. Michael Lacopo, DVM,  speaking on a variety topics on March 20th.  We will be holding this conference online using Zoom. 
 
More details HERE                  Online registration HERE.  
 


March 15th Meeting Information

Rich Watson and Sue Ennis will co-present "The Importance of Family History Writing" at 7:00 PM on March 15th. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. You can register for this meeting HERE.
 
Rich and Sue will share insight about why and how to write about your ancestors. 
 
Full details are available HERE.


Northland Library @ Home

Many of the Northland Library's online resources are 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.  BREAKING NEWS!  Ancestry Remote access has been extended through the end of March 2021.


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


April 19th Meeting: Round-Table

April 19th will be our Spring Round-Table Discussion. Join us for an evening of sharing questions, answers, and helpful hints. You can pose your own questions or just sit back and listen. Remember, no question is too basic or obscure.  We will split up into Zoom breakout rooms to share just like we would in person.  This is a terrific opportunity to stay connected with the rest of your genealogy world during the current restrictions.  More details HERE.
 
To register for this meeting CLICK HERE; you will receive an email confirmation with the link to use on the 16th to join the Zoom meeting.


June 2021 Meeting Information

Our June meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.  Stay tuned for additional details regarding the speaker and presentation topic!    
 


July 2021 Meeting Information

Our July meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Please note that our July meeting will be held on July 12th, the second Monday of the month, as opposed to our normally scheduled third Monday of the month. Stay tuned for additional details regarding the speaker and presentation topic!


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.


October Edition of Ancestry Society News


The latest edition of Ancestry Society News is now available in the NHG LIBRARY tab on the menu to the left.  Lots of great info for users of Ancestry's various products and services! DOWNLOAD HERE


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.


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.


Radio Interview with Amy & Elissa

Amy Arner and Elissa Scalise Powell were recently interviewed by Jonny Hartwell from 3WS radio about our upcoming Spring Conference, as well as the other activities of NHG and genealogy research in general.  Click HERE to listen.
 
 


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.


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. 


"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.


Eastern Europe SIG Meeting
Monday - 03/01/2021
As for our March 1, Zoom meeting at 7 pm we will focus on our members ancestral regions. We are asking each member to take 5 minutes to discuss their ancestor’s country, region and village. How they found the village, what records they have uncovered, and what site they used ...
NHG Webinar Series: Effective Use of GENUKI: England's Largest Free Genealogy Website by Paul Milner
Saturday - 03/13/2021
Effective Use of GENUKI: England's Largest Free Genealogy Website by Paul Milner During this webinar, learn how to effectively use the largest free website for British Isles research, understand how the site is organized, and find its many resource tools. Also you will see how to find gems for specific local research.   ...
The Importance of Family History Writing
Monday - 03/15/2021
Rich Watson and Sue Ennis will co-present “The Importance of Family History Writing” to share insight about why and how to write about your ancestors. Knowing options for presenting your genealogical research to others includes writing and sharing your work. During this presentation, learn four styles for writing family ...