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  ACTIVITIES
 
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of every month, except December, starting at 7:00 P.M. Our meetings are held at Northland Library. 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, we hold an informal session where those present can toss out questions to the collective group. This has become be 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 the West Virginia University Library in Morgantown, WV.

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 2016 - July 2017


Officers
President: Rich Venezia
Vice President: Susan O'Connor
Secretary: Kim Paulson
Treasurer: Reed Powell
 
Board of Directors
President: Rich Venezia
Vice President: Susan O'Connor
Treasurer: Reed Powell
Secretary: Kim Paulson
Newsletter Co-Editor: Amy Arner
Newsletter Co-Editor: Sue Ennis
Cemetery Chair: Amy Prager
Conference Chair: Amy Arner
Corresponding Secretary: Al Hartman
Indexing Projects Chair: Sharon Cimoch
Membership Chair: Kenneth Berner
Past President: Dave Egelston
Past President: Dave Williams
Past President: Krisanne Edwards
Past President: Sharon Cimoch
Programs Chair: Dave Egelston
Publications Chair: Elissa Powell, CG
Publicity Chair: Gary Schlemmer
Publicity Tables: Dave Williams
Social Media Chair: Carole Ashbridge
Special Interest Groups Chair: Susan O'Connor
Surnames/Query Chair: Al Hartman
Website: Reed Powell