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Saturday, June 13
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group (ZOOM Meeting)  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link
**THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING, CONNECTION INFORMATION IS BELOW** 
 
Checking in on Our Genetic Genealogy Research - Small Group Discussions Using Zoom's Breakout Rooms
 
I would like to invite everyone to our first ever Zoom meeting of the DNA SIG.  I have been using Zoom daily in my classes at Pitt, and have been impressed by its capabilities.  Given that we have had to postpone our previous meetings, it will be great to spend some time checking in with one another on what we have been working on over the previous few months.  After a short overview, I will divide our group into smaller discussion groups using Zoom's "breakout rooms" feature, which is a nice way to break into and out of small group discussions.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!
 
A link will be provided to register, after which you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 13TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.
 
This group is focused on studying the use of DNA testing results as part of Genetic Genealogy research.  The leader of this SIG is Ray Jones, PhD.   In normal times we meet  at Christ Episcopal Church (5910 Babcock Blvd 15237).   Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
This SIG can be contacted at DNASIG @ NorthHillsGenealogists.org. Joining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
 


 
 


Monday, June 22
Draper and Shane: Historians or Hoarders?  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

Two mid 19th century historians who never published but created two very important collections for the genealogist. Both men conducted oral interviews, and collected original material pertaining to the Trans-Appalachian west. This lecture will discuss both collections, their finding aids and how to use them.

 

Zoom connection information will be provided. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 18TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

Kelvin L. Meyers, a fifth generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1996, is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. He is a founding member for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG), a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, and a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. He also specializes in southern brick wall problems for clients. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. In 2016 he co-coordinated with J. Mark Lowe, “A Swing Through the South” at SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research). Kelvin has recently published Research in Texas for NGS (National Genealogical Society) Research in the states series. Kelvin is also the director of the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR) sponsored by the Texas State Genealogical Society.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held online via Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.

 



Monday, July 6
Finding the Law  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

Time and time again, we're told as genealogists that we need to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? Learn how, using Pennsylvania as a key example.

 

Zoom connection information will be provided. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 18TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, is a genealogist with a law degree who specializes in providing expert guidance through the murky territory where the law, genealogy and history intersect.  She has spent the last decade learning her trade as a genealogist and has completed courses at the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University where she was a Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. prizewinner in Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis. She holds the credentials Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. A long-time member of the adjunct faculty at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey, she now also teaches at IGHR and SLIG, lectures at national, regional and state conferences, and has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the National Genealogical Society Magazine, among others. Her daily blog, “The Legal Genealogist,” is widely popular and thought-provoking.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held onbline via Zoom,  in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.

 


Monday, July 20
Using Probate Records to Research Enslaved Ancestors  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

The speaker will provide an overview of the probate process in the antebellum South, and a framework for analyzing estate files to identify enslaved research subjects.

 

Zoom connection information will be provided. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 18TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL(SM), is a trustee and President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from the New York University School of Law. After working as a corporate tax attorney for thirty-five years, she retired in 2013 and turned her attention to her longtime avocation of Genealogy. LaBrenda has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 published A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and Selected Finding Aids,. This book was widely hailed as a model for research in South Carolina and other states. She was the mentor of ProGen 37, and the SLIG 2019 Course Coordinator for “1619-2019: Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy.” She is also on the faculty of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records. LaBrenda received the 2019 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Utah Genealogical Association “for her instrumental guidance in support of new programs and codified policies for SLIG.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held at online via Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.

 



Monday, August 17
Keeping Up with the Joneses: Exploring a Family using both DNA Evidence and Traditional Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

Since Jones is a very common surname, having both a paper trail and DNA evidence that supports that research is especially helpful. Dr. Jones will give us some examples from his own family research.

 

Click HERE to register for this meeting. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 17TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

Ray Jones, PhD, is a management professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.  His research and teaching focuses on ethics and leadership in organizations, with a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility.  This fits with his deep personal interest in family history research and the privacy and stewardship issues associated with genetic genealogy.  Ray teaches an introductory genetic genealogy course at various venues in Western Pennsylvania and is the leader of North Hills Genealogists’ DNA Special Interest Group.

 

 



Monday, September 21
NHG's 30th Anniversary Event  (Special Events)
Altmyer Barn, Rt 910 & Cole Rd, Wexford, PA

More details soon!

 

 

 

 

 



Monday, October 19
Finding the Faith: Using Diocesan and Sacramental Records to Document Family History  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

 

 

Dennis P. Wodzinski is the Director of the Archives and Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

 

LOCATION FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

The Kearns Spirituality Center is on the campus of the Sisters of Divine Providence, which is adjacent to the LaRoche University Campus. Located at 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (MAP).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.

 



Friday, November 6
Library Lock-in  (Special Events)
6:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Join fellow genealogists for an evening of research and fun! Attendees will have the opportunity to work on their own research while volunteers are available to answer questions. Attendees will be able to search the library's subscription databases, including American Ancestors,  Ancestry.com Library Edition, and HeritageQuest Online. Attendees are also encouraged to use free websites like FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org) and Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com).
Bring a flash drive to save copies of the documents you find.
 
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Attendees must be inside the library by 7:00 P.M. The lock-in will end at 10:00 P.M. Registration is  equired due to limited space. Registration is open through the library's website, HERE, or by calling 412-366-8100 ext. 113.  Please be sure to check for the confirmation email to be sure that you successfully completed the registration process. 
 
 


Monday, November 16
November Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

Our November Round Table is always a very successful meeting of information, guidance, and cousin-finding. Join us for an evening of sharing questions, answers, and helpful hints among all attendees. Pose your own questions, or just sit back and listen. Remember, no question is too basic or obscure. Bring a notepad and pen to capture this terrific information exchange!

 
 

LOCATION FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

The Kearns Spirituality Center is on the campus of the Sisters of Divine Providence, which is adjacent to the LaRoche University Campus. Located at 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (MAP).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.