OCTOBER's EVENTS

 
Saturday, 20 October 2018 10:00 A.M. FORT PITT MUSEUM
The museum will host the seminar “Powder Horns in Early America”. The event will include three presentations: “Bone Tipped & Banded Horns: A Fifty Year Journey” by Dr. Jay Hopkins, “Brass Tacks & Curious Figures: 18th Century American Indian Powder Horns” by Alan Gutchess, and “Made in Philadelphia & Sent from thence: Powder Horns of the Forbes Road and Fort Pitt” by Mike Burke. For more information, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/powder-horns-in-early-america-seminar. 
 
Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:00 A.M. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
WPGS and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are co-sponsoring an author event featuring Kenyatta D. Berry, a co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. Berry will discuss her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. The event will be held in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. For more information, please visitwww.carnegielibrary.org/event /family-history-month-kenyatta-d-berry/.
 
Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:30 A.M. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Steven Jaron and Evan Wolfson of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh will discuss getting started with Jewish genealogical research. The event will be held in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Department Conference Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.wpgs.org
 
Monday, 22 October 2018 10:30 A.M. ZELIENOPLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
NHG Newsletter Co-Editor Susan Ennis will lead a workshop about learning tips and tricks to grow your family tree using Ancestry.com Library Edition and other databases. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one available. This workshop is free and open to all levels of genealogy enthusiasts. Use the time to brainstorm solutions to brick walls and to move ahead with your genealogical research! An additional session will be held November 26th. The library's address is 227 South High Street, Zelienople, 16063. For more information, please visit www.zelienoplelibrary.org
 
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 6:30 P.M. CRANBERRY GENEALOGY CLUB
NHG Vice President Faith Jack will present “Voices through Time: What I Learned from My Mother's Roller Skate Case”. Note that this meeting is being held on a different night than is usual due to meeting space issues. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Franklin Station meeting Room of the Cranberry Public Library, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Please visit www.cranberrygenealogy.org for more information. 
 
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:00 A.M. NATIONAL ARCHIVES VIRTUAL GENEALOGY FAIR
NARA's sixth annual Virtual Genealogy Fair will be webcast live on YouTube. The scheduled lectures include “Calling all Citizen Archivists! Getting the Most Out of the National Archives Catalog”, “Federal Records that Help Identify Former Slaves and Slave Owners”, “All's Fair in Love and War: The Civil War Widows' Pension Files”, “How to Search for Photographs that Document Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps and Activities”, “Tennessee Valley Authority Records: To St. Louis and Beyond!”, and “America's Military Made the Call: Hello Nurses!” More information is available at www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
 
Sunday, 28 October 2018 10:30 A.M. JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF PITTSBURGH
Tammy Hepps will present “Top 10 Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch”. This free program will be held at the Heinz History Center. For more information, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events /genealogy-research-tips-tammy-hepps.