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June Meeting
Monday, June 21
June Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link
Our June meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.  Karen Stanbury will present "The Everleigh Sisters: A Case Study in Conflict Resolution."
 
Meet Ada and Minna---Chicago's most famous  sisters who operated the ultra-luxurious bordello known as the  Everleigh Club from 1900 until it was closed by mayoral order in 1911. Learn to sort fact from fiction as we study their fabricated lives from birth to death. 
 
Karen Stanbary, MA, CG, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. She specializes in complex problem-solving using genetic and documentary sources and the Genealogical Proof Standard. Karen’s regional specialties include Midwestern United States, Chicago, and Mexico. She is bilingual (Spanish). She is a coordinator and faculty member at the genealogical institutes—GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG. The National Genealogical Society honored her with the NGSQ Award for Excellence for her complex evidence case study incorporating traditional documentary research and autosomal DNA analysis in the June 2016 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She holds the credential Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a Trustee and chair of the DNA Standing Committee. (GRIP June 2021 and July 2021). 
 
 
Please click HERE to register for this meeting; you will receive an email message containing links to use for joining the June 21st Zoom meeting and for downloading the handout.



Monday, July 5
Eastern Europe SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see Zoom information below
As for our July 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 to locate the records (if available). And any additional info they wish to share, history, culture, surnames, etc.
 
Eastern European research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link is below.  You can email at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INFORMATION

Link to register for this meeting - an email will be sent to you with the link for joining the meeting.  Click HERE to register
 
 
 
 


July Meeting
Monday, July 12
July Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link
Our July meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Ari Wilkins will present "Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities."
 
Well-known for their anti-slavery views, Quakers began to migrate to the slave-free territories in the 19th century. As they migrated out of the South, Quakers emancipated and traveled with their newly freed slaves. Once settled, the sect continued their abolitionist cause by supporting the Underground Railroad – transporting runaway slaves to free states. In turn, free blacks established their own settlements, while still maintaining ties with the Quaker community.
 
Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of local societies.  Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007.  She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research. (GRIP July 2021). 
 
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.
 
Please click HERE to register for this meeting; you will receive an email containing the link for joining the July 12th Zoom meeting.


Thursday, July 15
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


NHG Webinar Series: Solving the Family Myth Using Principles of Logic by Jill Morelli, CG
Saturday, July 31
NHG Webinar Series: Solving the Family Myth Using Principles of Logic by Jill Morelli, CG  (Special Events)
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Online Zoom Meeting - See registration link
 
Solving the Family Myth Using Principles of Logic presented by Jill Morelli, CG
Every family has its stories - usually colorful snippets of remembrances of our ancestors. Some sound unbelievable, but some seem to have “nuggets” of truth. As a genealogist who practices mindful analysis to determine the level of truth in every data point we use, how does one go about proving a myth and separating the “wheat from the chaff?” We will look at several typical examples and, using the principles of logic, will parse out truth from fiction.
 
Jill Morelli, CG, is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the Midwest and Scandinavia. She lectures nationally and has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Swedish American Genealogist, etc. She founded the online Certification Discussion Group in 2017, sharing her journey to receive the credential of Certified Genealogist. She also conducts the online "Write As You Go!" workshop in the summer. Jill is the program director for her APG chapter, co-chair of SGS Centennial 2023, and past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click HERE to register for this NHG webinar, after which you will receive a confirmation email containing information to connect to the Zoom meeting. Please bookmark that email and use the link provided to join the webinar on July 31st. The speaker's handout will be listed throughout the webinar in the Zoom Chat box; it will be emailed to registrants with the webinar reminder the day before the program.  NOTE: If you access the webinar using the Zoom app on a phone or tablet, you might not be able to download the handout from the chat. NHG will ensure that all registrants receive the handout.  
 
 
 
 



Monday, August 2
Eastern Europe SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see Zoom information below
As for our July 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 to locate the records (if available). And any additional info they wish to share, history, culture, surnames, etc.
 
Eastern European research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link is below.  You can email at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INFORMATION

Link to register for this meeting - an email will be sent to you with the link for joining the meeting.  Click HERE to register
 
 
 
 


August Meeting
Monday, August 16
August Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Amy Johnson Crow will present "Written in Stone: Tombstones and Other Cemetery Records."
 
Cemeteries can be peaceful places and a treasure trove of genealogical information. Learn how to evaluate tombstones and explore for other types of cemetery records.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 15th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.
 
Amy Johnson Crow is the founder and lead educator at Generations Café Circle and is the host of the popular Generations Café podcast. She is the author of 31 Days to Better Genealogy, a resource guide filled with practical tips you can put into practice right away, as well as more than 40 articles in various genealogical publications. Amy has presented at genealogy’s top events. Amy also created the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. Amy has never turned down an offer to go visit a cemetery. You can find more genealogy tips on her website AmyJohnsonCrow.com.
 



September Meeting
Monday, September 20
September Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Lisa Louise Cooke will present "The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology."
 
It’s a new decade, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Come learn the latest Google Search Methodology for Genealogy. You’ll hear about the latest and best search innovations, and learn the process that will dramatically improve your genealogical search results. These skills can be used with all associated Google tools.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 20th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com that has been downloaded over 3 million times. She is the author of popular books such as The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, Mobile Genealogy, and How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and the Google Earth for Genealogy video series. An instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine, she also authors the magazine’s monthly Lisa’s Picks column. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter and has been featured at conferences and seminars such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, RootsTech, and the National Genealogical Society Conference  



October Meeting
Monday, October 18
October Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Jen Baldwin will present "Preserving Your Personal Archives."
 
The technology we need to digitize our family collections is all around us, and it can be stunningly simple. Take away easy to apply methods, great hacks for getting the job done, and action items you can start on today.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 20th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.
 
Jen Baldwin has been working in the realm of professional genealogy since 2010 but has been pursuing her family history since she was ten years old, enjoying her grandmother's stories - and her cookies. She is currently the North American Content Manager and Global Ambassador Program Lead for Findmypast. Jen lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy-related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two on PBS. She is the author of course materials for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. She is excited to discover unique resources that allow for a different perspective in genealogical research.

 


Fall 2021 Genealogy Conference with Ari Wilkins
Saturday, October 30
Fall 2021 Genealogy Conference with Ari Wilkins  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom, see link below
SATURDAY SESSION  TITLES (Live - not recorded - Online via Zoom)
  1. Researching Graphically – Expanding Your Research with Timelines, Charts, Spreadsheets and Diagrams
  2. Organizing and Identifying Photograph Collections
  3. Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories
  4. Funeral Home Collections: Utilizing Genealogical Societies and Others for Crowd Sourcing
  5. How the Weather Affected Your Ancestor
More details HERE                  Online registration HERE.