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
COVID UPDATES: During this time of restrictions on meetings, we are holding all of our functions virtually via Zoom meetings. Each meeting announcement will include information on registering for or connecting to a Zoom meeting. The Zoom meeting room generally opens up about 45 minutes before the start of the meeting, to give plenty of time for connecting and then socializing with other attendees.
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.