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Tuesday, July 23
Book Club SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below

The Book Club Special Interest Group meets every other month via zoom to discuss a specific book (with a genealogy slant) chosen by participants. Members discuss each book as well as questions related to genealogy research used in the book. Book genres vary and may be non-fiction as well as fiction, including historical fiction and mysteries.

Our current selection is The Lost Ancestor by Nathan Dylan Goodwin. 
This exciting genealogical drime mystery features the redoubtable forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier.
When Morton is called upon by Ray Mercer to investigate the 1911 disappearance of his great aunt, a housemaid working in a large Edwardian country home, he has no idea of the perilous journey into the past that he is about to make. Morton must use his not inconsiderable genealogical skills to solve the myster of Mary Mercer's disappearance, in the face of the dangers posed by those others who are determinded to end his investigation at any cost.

Please register here for this virtual meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please email Info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 
Past selections:
She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me 
by Emma Brockes
The Journey Takers by Leslie Albrecht Huber
Annie's Ghosts; A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg 
Murder in Madera; A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy by Helene Stapinski 
 



Tuesday, August 6
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, August 12
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for August 2024 British Isles SIG: Favorite Scottish websites and the information you found

If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications. 
 
You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Thursday, August 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 coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this virtual meeting here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Monday, August 19
NHG AUG 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Annette Burke Lyttle for "Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870-1920.
Between 1870 and 1920, 11 million Americans migrated to cities and about 25 million immigrants came to the U.S., most of them settling in cities. These migrations changed the landscape of America and significantly impacted our ancestors’ lives. Learn the history of this exciting time, how our urban ancestors lived and worked, and how to find their records. The presentation includes a case study of a rural Ohio man who ended up in Pittsburgh.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Aug 19, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the international, national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Foundations: The Research Process course and the Writing the Stories of Our Ancestors course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists


Wednesday, August 28 through Sunday, September 1
North American Festival of Wales ($$) Pre-Registration required  (Special Events)
The Westin Pittsburgh; 1000 Penn Ave.; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Join North Hills Genealogists at The Westin Pittsburgh for the North American Festival of Wales! Volunteers from NHG will be on hand to visit with those who are interested in genealogy and researching their family histories.
 
The North American-Welsh organization had it's first gathering in 1929. Their main purpose has been to safeguard and nourish the best of the famed singing traditions of Wales. The organization's mission is to "to preserve, develop and promote our Welsh cultural heritage including, but not limited to, the Gymanfa Ganu, literature, cultural traditions, and to do all such things necessary and proper to accomplish and enhance the same."

For registration costs, accomodations, weekend events, and vendor marketplace hours, please visit https://festivalofwales.org/index.html

 



Tuesday, September 3
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, September 9
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for September 2024 British Isles SIG: TBA

If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications. 
 
You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Monday, September 16
NHG SEPT 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Eleanor Brinsko for "Repositories: Roaming the Stacks: Looking to the Library to help fills holes.
Libraries are a great resource with untapped potential for genealogists, providing rare materials, online databases, and mixed media to fill in the holes in our research. This presentation will focus on different types of libraries for researchers to use, how to navigate through their collections, and what types of materials are available.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Sept. 16, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 
Eleanor Brinsko is a professional genealogist who specializes in Scandinavian-American genealogy by looking at genealogical and social trends on both sides of the Atlantic. She has given lectures for the Wisconsin Historical Society and public libraries,
genealogical societies, and family reunions across the country. She also taught a graduate-level genealogy course for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool and has contributed to “Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots” on PBS.
 


Wednesday, September 18
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special Interest Group) is a gathering of genealogists who encourage each other to record and share their family stories and histories.  The group meets each month (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, September 19
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this virtual meeting HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Wednesday, September 25
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer and in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).



Tuesday, October 1
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, October 14
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for October 2024 British Isles SIG: TBA

If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications. 
 
You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Wednesday, October 16
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special Interest Group) is a gathering of genealogists who encourage each other to record and share their family stories and histories.  The group meets each month (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, October 17
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this virtual meeting HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Monday, October 21
NHG OCT 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Linda Debe for "Exploring Unindexed Records with Family Search Labs: Unlocking Hidden Gems in Genealogical Research." 
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Oct. 21, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 


Wednesday, October 23
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer as well as in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).



Tuesday, November 5
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, November 11
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for November 2024 British Isles SIG: TBA

If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications. 
 
You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Monday, November 18
NHG NOV 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Our Leadership Team for "A SIG Roadshow: Exploring the Special Interest Groups of North Hills Genealogists."  
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Nov. 18, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 


Wednesday, November 20
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special Interest Group) is a gathering of genealogists who encourage each other to record and share their family stories and histories.  The group meets each month (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, November 21
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.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this virtual meeting HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 



Tuesday, December 3
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Wednesday, December 4
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
NOTE: Our November meeting takes place today, December 4, 2024. The next meeting will occur in January 2025.
The focus of this group is on research and resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer as well as in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Monday, December 9
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for December 2024 British Isles SIG: TBA

If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications. 
 
You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Thursday, December 19
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this virtual meeting HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 



Monday, February 17, 2025
FEB 2025 MONTHLY MEETING  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
Join Linda Debe for "Pre-1850 Census: Turning Tick Marks Into People.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on February 17, 2025. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom [HERE- link coming soon].