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Wednesday, September 25
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.



Wednesday, October 2
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
TBD - Local Restaurant
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 


Saturday, October 5
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy Research
 
It doesn't take long before our DNA results and other associated bits and pieces of information  become overwhelming.  Each of the online tools such as Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA.com provide tools for helping us in organzing data so taht we can easily find it and make sense out of our reserach.  Ray Jones and others will provide tips on how they use "notes" fields, color-coding schemes, etc.
 
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/263598309/
 


 
 


Monday, October 7
Eastern Europe SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Northland Public Library
The group wants its members to discuss 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


Saturday, October 19
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 
 
 


Monday, October 21
Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

 

This lecture provides a deep dive into some of the most commonly used records in immigrant research and how they may surprise us – including how subsequent notations on ship manifests and an overview of the various indexes available could lead to more discoveries.

 
Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Pittsburgh home. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy, and is a proud Italian dual citizen. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is Immediate Past-President of North Hills Genealogists. He lectures nationwide, and spoke about "How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots" at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.
 
NEW 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), signs will be posted at the Babcock Blvd. stoplight and along the route through the campus to the Kearns Center.

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY instead of the third Tuesday.



Wednesday, October 23
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.



Saturday, November 2
Genealogical Research Skills workshop  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Northland Public Library
NHG MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: After a lesson is presented to all, there will be hands-on research practice with volunteers to help; participants will use the resources of Northland Library or their own database subscriptions. Other features of the workshops are one-on-one consultations and networking.
 
To sign up for the workshop on 14 September 2019, please reserve your spot by e-mailing your name and phone number to Sue Ennis at Education@NorthHillsGenealogists.org. Participants should have a research goal in mind; please bring a laptop or tablet for research on the day of the workshop.
 
As the new program year begins, NHG announces the second series of four, member-only workshops, Genealogical Research Skills for all levels of genealogists. The first workshop will be held on Saturday,14 September 2019 from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. in the meeting room at Northland Library in McCandless Township.  These member-only events are free workshops.


Monday, November 4
Eastern Europe SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Northland Public Library
The group wants its members to discuss 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, November 6
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
TBD - Local Restaurant
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 


Saturday, November 16
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/263598312/
 


 
 


Saturday, November 16
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 
 
 


Monday, November 18
November Semi-annual Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University
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! 
 

 

NEW 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), signs will be posted at the Babcock Blvd. stoplight and along the route through the campus to the Kearns Center.

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY instead of the third Tuesday.

 


Wednesday, November 20
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.



Wednesday, December 4
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
TBD - Local Restaurant
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 


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


Saturday, December 21
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 
 
 



Friday, March 13, 2020
Spring Genealogy Conference with David Rencher  (Conference)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
 
Using All the Features of FamilySearch
 
Learn the breadth and depth of the programs and features of the FamilySearch organization and website. The genealogical landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade – learn what FamilySearch has done to adapt.
 
 
FamilySearch Historical Collections - Tips and Tricks
 
This session shares tips and tricks to searching record collections in FamilySearch. Learn new techniques for searching the collections, compiled genealogies, and the Library Catalog.
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 13th & 14th, at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, featuring David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening. Saturday will include four sessions throughout the day.

David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family-Search. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000, a national genealogical society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is the past Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for Record Preservation and Access; serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.
Full details are available at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or the link below for a registration form.  Online registrations at NHGConference.EventBrite.com
 


Spring Genealogy Conference with David Rencher  (Conference)
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
FRIDAY EVENING
Presented by David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA

"From Ulster to Pennsylvania"
 
This session discusses the migration of the Ulster Scots from Northern Ireland to the Americas, particularly their migration into Pennsylvania and the social history, migration and background that surround their exodus from the Old to the New World.
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 13th & 14th, at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, featuring David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening. Saturday will include four sessions throughout the day.

David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family-Search. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000, a national genealogical society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is the past Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for Record Preservation and Access; serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.
Full details are available at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or the link below for a registration form.  Online registrations at NHGConference.EventBrite.com
 


Saturday, March 14, 2020
Spring Genealogy Conference with David Rencher  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
SATURDAY MORNING & AFTERNOON
  1. Strategy for a Sound Beginning
  2. Framing the Problem for Overseas Research
  3. Coming Forward, Descendant Research
  4. Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch & other Major Genealogy websites
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 13th & 14th, at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, featuring David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening. Saturday will include four sessions throughout the day.

David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family-Search. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000, a national genealogical society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is the past Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for Record Preservation and Access; serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.
Full details are available at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or the link below for a registration form.  Online registrations at NHGConference.EventBrite.com