Filter by Category:  
Timeframe:

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 30 of 30


Tuesday, May 28
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 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads aquiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.

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 
 


Friday, May 31
Polish Genealogy Workshop ($$) Register required  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Heinz History Center; Mueller Education Center 5th FL; 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

 

Cost is $40 for General Admission or $20 for Heinz History Center Members
 
Box lunches available for $16.95 - requires pre-registration
 
Join North Hills Genealogists (NHG) at the History Center’s first Polish Genealogy Workshop. Volunteers from NHG will be on hand to visit with those who are interested in genealogy and researching their family histories.
 
Genealogy experts Ola Heska and Kinga Urbanska will guide beginner and advanced family historians on a tour of genealogical records available online and in Polish archives.  Attendees will learn about the history of Polish partitions and their impact on genealogical research. Speakers will also reveal where to turn for the largest caches of Polish birth, marriage, and death records available online.
 
Museum professionals from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives and representatives from the Archives & Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as other local genealogical and heritage organizations, will be on hand to share insights and best practices with workshop attendees.

For additional questions, please contact programs@heinzhistorycenter.org.

 



Tuesday, June 4
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, June 10
British Isles SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
 
Theme for June 2024 British Isles SIG: Our Ancestors’ Immigration Stories
 
Our ancestors braved Atlantic Ocean voyages to the shores of the British Colonies or the United States of America, depending on when they arrived here. They were all looking for a better life and opportunities they couldn’t get in their home country. What were the details of their emigration from their home country? What was the cause or reason for their decision to move to America, knowing that they might never see their families or home country again? Do you know the name of the ship they traveled on to get to our shores? Do you have any details of their immigration experience once they arrived in America?
 
Please write a paragraph summarizing what you know about your ancestors' (one family’s or a single person’s) decision to immigrate to the U.S., including details you’ve uncovered. Bring your paragraph to the next British Isles SIG zoom meeting. We will discuss our ancestors’ immigration tales!

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 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
 


Saturday, June 15
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.
 
Click HERE for Zoom registration information. 
 
This group is focused on studying the use of DNA testing results as part of Genetic Genealogy research.     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.
 


Monday, June 17
NHG Jun 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
NOTE THE IN-PERSON LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE FOR JUN ONLY:
 
MEETING STARTS 6:30 PM
IN-PERSON AT NORTHLAND LIBRARY 
 
Join Rick Voight for a hands-on presentation on the VividPix Memory Station at Northland Library 
The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM on Jun 17, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Northland Library and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Northland Library. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE


Thursday, June 20
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 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, July 2
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, July 15
NHG July 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
NOTE THE IN-PERSON LOCATION CHANGE FOR JULY ONLY:
 
IN-PERSON AT KEARNS (GRIP WEEK)
 
Join James Beidler for a presentation on "Exploring Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library."
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on July 15, 2024.
This meeting will be held in person at Kearns Center and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register to attend in person at Kearns Spirituality Center. 
 
You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE

JAMES M. BEIDLER has been Executive Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania on two occasions. For more than a quarter century, he’s written “Roots & Branches,” a weekly blog and newspaper column. He has written four commercially published books on genealogy, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany and The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide. Beidler is also the family history columnist for German Life magazine, and has sat on the State Historic Records Advisory Board.

 



Thursday, July 18
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED. WE'RE TAKING A BREAK IN JULY.
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.
 
THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED. WE'RE TAKING A BREAK IN JULY.
 
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, 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.
 


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 meeting. Link will be added soon.  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



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 16
NHG SEPT 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join TBD for "TBD.
 
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.
 


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 meeting. Link will be added soon.  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.
 


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 meeting. Link will be added soon.  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 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 meeting. Link will be added soon.  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).


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 meeting. Link will be added soon.  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