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Wednesday, November 30
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
SPECIAL DATE & TIME DUE TO THANKSGIVING! The focus of this group is on research and reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG



Saturday, December 17
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.
 
At 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 
 
 



January Meeting
Monday, January 16, 2023
January Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Brian Rhinehart will present "I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?"

Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail. Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC. Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them. These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two!

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 16th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Brian Rhinehart is a professional genealogist and speaker and is the owner of CivilWarRecords.com. He is a graduate of Boston University's Certificate of Genealogy Research and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendent of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in research and record retrieval for Civil War and War of 1812 soldiers at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there. 



Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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 reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG


Saturday, January 21, 2023
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
This month we'll have general discussions, and breakouts, trying to answer questions based on the collective experience.  If you have something in particular you'd like to talk about or see discussed, just send an email response to this message at dnasig@NorthHillsGenealogists.org.
 
This will be an online only meeting.   Click HERE for Zoom registration information. 
 
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.    Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 
This SIG can be contacted at DNASIG @ NorthHillsGenealogists.org with questions or to add your name to the mailing list for future notificationsJoining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
 



February Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023
February Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Alec Ferretti will present "Thinking Outside the (Search) Box: Ancestry.com Search Strategies."
 
Learn tips & tricks to more efficiently search ancestry’s indexes, by understanding how to leverage their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses.

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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high net worth clients.  Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States.  He is a regular lecturer at genealogical societies and conferences.  He serves as the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and serves actively on the Board of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit dedicated to wrangling public records from obstinate government agencies.




March Meeting
Monday, March 20, 2023
March Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Katharine O'Connell will present "Introduction to Forensic Genealogy."
 
Forensic Genealogists do family research for legal reasons. Sometimes that involves DNA, but most often relies on firm documentary evidence. Dr. O’Connell will discuss how she uses her people locating skills as a forensic genealogist and tell you about the field. You’ll come away with new understanding for how genealogy can be used in a legal setting and go over a sample case she worked on, which involved an understanding of laws in 12 states and over 200 documents as evidence. Using a combination of wills, newspapers, baptismal records, and censuses, she provided a court-level report proving who was the current next of kin of a will from 1906. She will show you how you can use a similar combination of records in your own research.

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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

An experienced forensic genealogist, Dr. Katharine O’Connell assists attorneys, major banks, and title companies in locating missing and unknown heirs. She has provided due diligence in over 175 probate cases in locations throughout the United States and internationally. Clients include Key Bank, PNC bank, and attorneys throughout the state of Ohio and the U.S.. She is a professional affiliate member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.



Spring 2023 Genealogy Conference & Workshop with Kimberly Powell
Friday, March 24, 2023 through Saturday, March 25, 2023
Spring 2023 Genealogy Conference & Workshop with Kimberly Powell  (Conference)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hybrid: In-person @ Kearns Center, Online via Zoom
SATURDAY SESSION  TITLES
  1. Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins
  2. Immigration & Naturalization Laws Throughout US History
  3. Board of Special Inquiry Records: Few and Far-Between
  4. Military Records and Immigrant Ancestors
More details                   Online registration      
Brochure and registration form 
HERE.
 



Monday, April 17, 2023
Spring Round-Table Discussion  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
 
April 17th will be our Spring Round-Table Discussion. Join us for an evening of sharing questions, answers, and helpful hints. You can pose your own questions or just sit back and listen. Remember, no question is too basic or obscure.  
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 17th 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.
 
This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 



May Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2023
May Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Lisa Grazan will present "How to Get Started Interviewing Family Members and Writing Down Their Stories."
 
Lisa Grazan, a life story writer and memoirist, will share her top 10 practices from how she conducts a great interview to how she structures the framework for a meaningful personal history project so that you can do the same for your family.

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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Lisa Grazan is a Life Story writer, Memoirist, and Author. Through her 30-year legal career as an attorney, Lisa honed her interviewing, writing, and storytelling skills which she now uses to represent clients of a different sort; those who seek personal autobiographies and memoirs as well as business and leadership biographies. Lisa created Brilliant Biographies to preserve people’s life stories, and to share their journeys and invaluable insights.


"It's second nature to me to appreciate the big picture while focusing on the important details. My desire is to honor people's lives, to ensure that their stories are told, and to capture their voice in the most authentic light possible." - Lisa Grazan


Lisa is also an expert in holistic wellness with extensive experience in Ayurveda, Yoga, Mind/Body Medicine, and Food Energetics. She is a Certified Natural Health Professional and a Naturopath and is the author of The 5 Wellness Archetypes. Reveal Your Personality, Master Your Health, which is rooted in Ayurvedic medicine.




Monday, June 19, 2023
June Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
To Be Determined - Stay Tuned for Details

Our meeting on June 19, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 




Monday, July 10, 2023
July Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
To Be Determined - Stay Tuned for Details

Our meeting on July 10, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 

Please note that this meeting will occur on the second Monday of July as opposed to the typically scheduled third Monday of July.




August Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2023
August Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Tyler Stump will present "Researching Ancestors in Prisons at the Pennsylvania State Archives." 
 
Pennsylvania’s prisons have a long and complicated history. From famous facilities like Eastern and Western State Penitentiaries to smaller and county jails and recently built prisons, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have spent time behind prison walls since the 1600s. Thankfully for researchers, all this history comes with a long paper trail, much of which can be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about what kinds of records are available in the archives, how to access these records, and see recently acquired prison records which were only just opened for research last year!

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 21st 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Tyler Stump has been an archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives since 2016. He works in the archives acquisition section and spends his work days appraising historical records and transferring them to the State Archives. He specializes in records from government-run institutions, particularly state hospitals and prisons.

 




September Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2023
September Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Kristin Britanik will present "Digging in the Digital Archive: Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections."
 

This lecture will present a how-to guide for finding online sources outside of the major genealogy websites for Western Pennsylvania and beyond. It will give an overview of discovering free digital collections relevant to your research and tips and tricks for getting the most out of these sites. It includes an introduction to the various digital collections available, the sources within, strategies for discovery, and case studies that demonstrate the power of using digital collections to enhance family history research. 

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 18th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Kristin is a Researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists, where she works on genealogy projects across North America. She previously worked in archival digitization within the University of Pittsburgh's Archives & Special Collections, coordinating digital collections sites, including the Historic Pittsburgh project. She was also the digitization program manager at The Andy Warhol Museum. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Kristin worked as a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in the Research Services department and as an archival digitization specialist for Ancestry.com




October Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2023
October Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Dr. Adina Newman  will present "Join the FAN Club!: Using Cluster Research to Break Down Your Brickwalls."
 

Can't find the names of your great-grandparents? Not sure from where your ancestor immigrated? Don't know of any relatives beyond your direct ancestors? Try using FAN Club (Family/Friends, Associates, and Neighbors) methodology to break down that tricky brick wall. Dr. Adina Newman will discuss how to conduct cluster research through various case studies and highlight the benefits of this practice to expand research techniques and better understand our ancestors.

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 16th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Dr. Adina Newman, EdD, is the creator of My Family Genie, where she assists clients with research and blogs about her genealogy musings. Her specialties are in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, social media, and New England, and she presents on these topics in a variety of venues, from major genealogy conferences to local genealogy societies. Her findings have received international media attention, including mentions in The Daily Mail, The Times of Israel, Heavy.com, and Perez Hilton, and appearances on Boston 25 News. She volunteers as a moderator for a Jewish genetic genealogy Facebook group and on the program committee for her local Jewish genealogical society. She was also a 2020 recipient of the AncestryProGenealogists scholarship.


You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok as @MyFamilyGenie.