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Saturday, June 1
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
Genetic Genealogy Discussion
 
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the use of DNA and Genetic Genealogy in our research projects.  More details on the group are available on the North Hills Genealogists website at https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=75.  You can indicate whether you will be attending on our Meetup.com page at https://www.meetup.com/North-Hills-Genealogists/events/245900124/
 


 
 


Monday, June 3
Eastern Europe SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Top ten genealogy goals for 2018: The group wants its members to dsicuss specific or manageable tasks, so then the group can think about what skill or tool alternative search methods might help solve a piece of the puzzle.
 
More details on this group are available at EASTERN EUROPE SIG


Wednesday, June 5
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
St Catherine of Sweden on Wildwood Road
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 


Saturday, June 8
Genealogical Research Workshop for Novices  (Special Events)
10:00 am
Northland Library
Genealogical Research Workshops for Novices
Review use of census records, software, and organization;  get answers to your questions by consulting with volunteers about your own genealogy;  share favorite websites used for research. 
 
This is a "members only" event of NHG.
 
Please bring your own technology, notes you might need, and a website that you use and would recommend to others.  To reserve your spot in this free workshop, e-mail your name and phone number to Sue Ennis at Education@NorthHillsGenealogists.org by June 6th.


Saturday, June 8
Genealogical Research Workshops for Novices  (Special Events)
10:00 am
Northland Public Library
Review use of census records, software, and organization;  get answers to your questions by consulting with volunteers about your own genealogy;  share favorite websites used for research. 
 
This is a "members only" event of NHG
 
Please bring your own technology, notes you might need, and a website that you use and would recommend to others.  To reserve your spot in this free workshop, e-mail your name and phone number to Sue Ennis at Education@NorthHillsGenealogists.org by June 6th.


Saturday, June 15
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Shaler Public Library
The NHG Writing 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 at the Shaler North Hills Library at 2:00 pm in the Yates Room of the Shaler Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
This meeting members will bring a few pages of their current writing project to share with the group.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
 


Tuesday, June 18
Resources in the Pennsylvania Department: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
An introduction to the materials available in the collection of the Pennsylvania Department in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Main Library in Oakland, with emphasis on those resources that are most helpful to family historians.
 
Marilyn Cocchiola Holt is Library Services Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP). Ms. Holt has a BA in History and MLS in Library Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught and lectured in the Tri-State area on family history since 1988. She has been with CLP for 35 years and is Past-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, as well as Honorary Vice-President of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Ms. Holt is personally and professionally a genealogy enthusiast.

 


Tuesday, June 25
Draper and Shane: Historians or Hoarders?  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LaRoche College
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.
 
(Held in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught at LaRoche College that week.)
 
Kelvin Meyers
As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. 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.  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.  He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.
 


Wednesday, June 26
Pennsylvania Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library
For future meetings, the group will be considering road trips to cemeteries, historical societies and libraries.
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA SIG. Note: There will be no meetings July 2019, August 2019
and December 2019
 
 



Tuesday, July 16
Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LaRoche College

(Held in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught at LaRoche College that week.)

 

Whether you are having trouble locating an individual in a particular census, or need to separate records for two men of the same name, using identity characteristics will help you locate your ancestors. This presentation features two case studies demonstrating the technique, using age, occupation, religion, residence, birthplace, and names of family members to locate records and to analyze whether they apply to the person of interest.

 

 

Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Angela Packer McGhie is a professional researcher, lecturer, and instructor. She is the Education Director for the National Genealogical Society and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She enjoys coordinating and teaching courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Angela served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors. She has published in the APG Quarterly and the NGS Magazine, and was honored with a formal certificate of appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists for her leadership and service.
 


Saturday, July 20
British Isles Research with Melissa Johnson, CG  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Community Room, Shaler North Hills Library

PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. Note: maxium of 70 attendees.

     

       https://northhillsgenealogists.org/upload/files/British_Workshop_Registration.pdf

 

       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/british-genealogy-workshop-tickets-61510446401

 

Intro to British Genealogy Research                    

Learn the basics about how to research ancestors from the United Kingdom using indexes and records available online and at overseas repositories. This lecture covers civil registration, census records, wills, parish registers, military records, and other key genealogical sources.

 

Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research                    

Solving difficult genealogical problems and learning more about the lives of British and Welsh ancestors is dependent upon knowledge of less frequently used record sets. This lecture covers how to access and use federal records from The National Archives, court records throughout England and Wales, tax lists, immigration and emigration records, parish chest records (beyond just parish registers), and the resources available locally at county record centers and local history libraries.

                        

Box Lunch from Panera (optional)

 

Case Studies in British Genealogy

This session presents several case studies spanning several time periods in British history. Each case is resolved using a different methodology and a variety of relevant sources. Case studies will demonstrate how DNA and documentary evidence helps reconstruct the family of an 1830s immigrant; how British records from the mid-nineteenth century identify illegitimate births and interesting immigration circumstances within a family; and how family lore can be unraveled and the truth can be discovered using interesting sources to gain biographical information about ancestors.

 

Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems

Discover more about using DNA to solve problems and break through genealogical brick walls. This lecture covers how to use autosomal DNA, shared DNA matches, targeted testing plans, X-DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA, and will use several case studies to demonstrate how difficult research problems can be solved with the help of DNA.

 

Melissa A. Johnson, CG, is a New Jersey-based board-certified genealogist specializing in genealogical research from the colonial period to the present; family history writing, editing, and publishing; using DNA in genealogical research; and forensic genealogy. She focuses on researching families with roots in New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the British Isles. Melissa is an instructor in the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and also teaches at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. She also owns and operates the New Jersey Family History Institute, which runs virtual and in person courses and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.

 

Melissa is editor of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey Newsletter and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. She is also Vice President of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History, and a Mentor for ProGen 40. Her work has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, NGS Monthly, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, NGS Magazine,the GSNJ Newsletter, and several other publications.



Tuesday, August 20
All the News that's Fit to Print: Using Newspapers in Your Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room

Newspapers have a wealth of information, however many researchers stop after locating death notices and obituaries for their ancestors. Learn what information you may find in newspapers and how to locate newspapers for the areas where you're researching.

 

Amy E. K. Arner is a professional genealogist who specializes in western Pennsylvania research and editing genealogical works. She currently serves as the secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists co-edits the North Hills Genealogists newsletter. In 2018 she coordinated a course on Pennsylvania research at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.


 



Tuesday, September 17
Inside a WWII Foot Locker  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum staff



Tuesday, October 15
Google for Genealogy  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Carole Ashbridge



Tuesday, November 19
November Semi-annual Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Our November Round Table has always been 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. You can 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! 
 



Saturday, December 7
December Social  (Special Events)
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
To Be Determined. This event, for members only, usually envolves a morning visit to a place of interest for genealogists followed by an optional lunch.