MISSION STATEMENT
 
North Hills Genealogists is dedicated to providing education and instruction in accepted methods of genealogy to its members and the general public, developing family history researchers, promoting the preservation of genealogical records of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, and supporting the genealogical interests of the Northland Public Library.
 
 
WHO WE ARE
 
The North Hills Genealogists is a group of people interested in genealogy and in researching their family histories. Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania our members have common interests in the geographic areas north of the city. Many of our members also live in that area.
 
We publish a monthly newsletter (except for December or July), which is indexed in PERSI. It includes articles to help you find resources, tips on how to do better genealogy, announcements of upcoming genealogical events, and both member and non-member queries.
 
Dues are $15 per year (August through the following July). Back issues of the newsletter will be sent to mid-year newcomers.  Click HERE to download a membership form.
 
 
 
NORTH  HILLS  GENEALOGISTS  MONTHLY MEETINGS
 
Meetings are on the third Monday of every month, except December, starting at 7:00 P.M. Our meetings are held at Kearns Spirituality Center. 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. Driving directions can be downloaded HERE. More details and directions are on the EVENTS  page. All meetings are free and open to the public. For more information email: INFO@NorthHillsGenealogists.org
 
The monthly meetings each feature a guest speaker addressing the group on a subject related to genealogy. A “roundtable discussion” is periodically scheduled instead of a lecture, giving each person a chance to ask questions or tell of a great find. We also have a “freebie” table of interesting genealogical pamphlets and booklets and a “for sale” table with genealogical bargains.

Tip-Time: Prior to the start of each meeting, at 6:45 we hold an informal session where those present can toss out questions to the collective group. This has become an excellent way to find new ideas for breaking through those “brick walls” that pop up in our research efforts.We arrange field trips to repositories and locations such as Washington DC, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Western Reserve Library in Cleveland, Ohio, and , West Virginia University Library in Morgantown, WV.

 

NORTH  HILLS  GENEALOGISTS  ACTIVITIES

We coordinate projects, such as reading and publishing cemetery records, and helping Boy Scouts with their Eagle Scout projects.
 
Our first cemetery inscription book was Pioneer Cemeteries of Hampton Township, Allegheny County, Pa. It includes not only complete readings for the Pine Creek, Depreciation Lands, and Hampton Cemeteries, but also the lot owners' book for the latter and a guide to the other cemeteries in Hampton Township. Each stone has been recorded exactly with dates, relationships, epitaphs, stone carvers' names, and other notations. An everyname index includes maiden names when known. More Information.

Our second book was Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland Townships, Allegheny County, Pa., and follows the tradition of the Hampton Township book in excellence and attention to detail. More Information.

Our third book, Pioneer Cemeteries of Marshall Township and Franklin Park, was published in Spring 2007. More Information.

 
 


Operating Year: August 2019 - July 2020


Officers
President: Dave Williams
Vice President: Faith Jack
Secretary: Kim Paulson
Treasurer: Reed Powell
 
Board of Directors
President: Dave Williams
Vice President: Faith Jack
Treasurer: Reed Powell
Secretary: Kim Paulson
Newsletter Co-Editor: Amy Arner
Newsletter Co-Editor: Sue Ennis
Cemetery Chair: Amy Prager
Conference Chair: Susan O'Connor
Corresponding Secretary: Al Hartman
Membership Chair: Ken Berner
Past President: Rich Venezia
Programs Co-Chair: Susan O'Connor
Programs Co-Chair: Lauren Mallory
Publications Chair: Elissa Powell, CG
Publicity Chair: Gary Schlemmer
Publicity Tables: Dave Williams
Social Media Chair: Ami Wessel
Special Interest Groups Chair: Susan O'Connor
Surnames/Query Chair: Al Hartman
Website: Reed Powell