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Saturday, August 18
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, August 20
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


Tuesday, August 21
Researching Your Jewish Ancestors in Pennsylvania  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Tammy A. Hepps will discuss how your Jewish ancestors in Pennsylvania contributed to a state with one of the oldest and richest Jewish histories. Learn how to identify your ancestors in each wave of settlement, unique record repositories for each region, and techniques for using these records to trace your ancestors backwards and forwards in time.
 
Tammy A. Hepps is the founder of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website and winner of the RootsTech 2013 Developer Challenge. With a degree in Computer Science from Harvard, more than fourteen years of experience in digital media, and more than two decades in genealogy, she brings a fresh perspective on sharing family history in engaging ways that take advantage of the latest technology. She is a member of the Board of Governors of JewishGen.


Thursday, August 23
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
"Anchor" Families and "Founder" Families: A Proactive Approach to Mining Large DNA Databases

We will go through discussions and exercises on how to identify our relatives and family groups in large DNA databases ("anchor" families) and how to utilize shared matches and shared family groups in these databases ("founder" families).  This approach allows us to focus our efforts as we try and utilize the large DNA databases in our family history research.
 
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the use of DNA and Genetic Genealogy in our research projects.  More details on the group are available at DNA SIG. This group is being led by Ray Jones, PhD.

 
 



Wednesday, September 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, September 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 
 
 


Monday, September 17
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


Tuesday, September 18
An Archivist's Guide to Genealogical Research at the Heinz History Center  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Archivist Sierra Green will share how to discover the individual voices of ancestors that can be discovered in employment records, personal family records, local goverment records, funeral home records, and the records of churches and synagogues in the archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center. This session will also provide guidance on how to harness collections in order to traverse time and recreate your ancestor's historical setting in Western Pennsylvania.
 
Since its establishment in 1879, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (now the Senator John Heinz History Center) has been dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of this region. Today, the History Center's Detre Library & Archives proudly provides free access to a rich cache of over 1,000 archival collections that capture the unique and enduring voices of Western Pennsylvania families, businesses, civic groups, organizations, and individuals. 
 
Sierra Green, a native of Adamsville, PA, completed her Masters in Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. As an archivist at the Heinz History Center's Detre Library & Archives, Sierra is engaged in archival processing and reference services in addition to her work in public and educational programming. She takes great pleasure in spreading the word about archival collections and the work of archivists to genealogical audiences.   


Wednesday, September 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 2018, August 2018
and December 2018
 
 



Wednesday, October 3
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
 


Monday, October 15
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


Tuesday, October 16
Strategies & Techniques of Slave Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and correctly identifying slave ancestors and their owners. Researching during the slave era can present significant challenges, but is not impossible. Researching the slavery era requires time, patience, determination and perseverance. Learn how to analyze various documents for clues and resources needed to recreate an African American's journey from freedom to slavery to identifying potential slave owner(s). The importance of using census records, cluster/collateral research and understanding social and historical history in genealogy research will be emphasized. Case studies will be used to best illustrate how different methods and resources can help connect former slave(s) to their slave owner.
 
Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. is a professional genealogist, specializing in African American research, manuscript collections and genealogy methodology. She is a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), a member of the Cuyahoga County Archives Advisory Commission in Cleveland, and a member of the Board of Directors for FGS. She is an associate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates based in Springfield, TN, past president of the African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, OH, and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She holds both the BS and M. Ed. degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama and the PhD degree from Kent State University in Ohio.
Dr. Abbott is an instructor at IGHR, SLIG and the African American Genealogy Colloquium at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. She presents lectures and workshops at a variety of national, state, and local genealogy conferences across the country, as well as colleges, businesses & libraries. She has had articles published in the Onio Genealogy News and Family Tree Magazines. Dr. Abbott can also be seen teaching Arfican American research entitled "Needles & Threads" on Ancestry Academy, an educational website video course for Ancestry.com.
Dr. Abbott is a member of NGS, APG, GSG, as well as other state and local genealogical societies. She teaches monthly classes entitled "Using Ancestry.com in Genealogy Research" at the Lakewood (Ohio) Public Library and coordinates the "Genealogy and Family History Clinic" for the Cleveland Public Library.
A Cleveland native, she is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Tuskegee University National Alumni Association, and Antioch Baptist Church.


Saturday, October 20
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 
 
 


Wednesday, October 24
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 2018, August 2018
and December 2018
 
 



Wednesday, November 7
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, November 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.
 
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 19
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


Tuesday, November 20
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 1
Winter Social: Guided Tour of the International Rooms  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
University of Pittsburgh
There will be a $4.00 per member charge for the tour, which will be followed by an (optional) lunch at a restaurant (TBD) in Oakland. 
 
Please note that this is a MEMBERS ONLY event. Sign up at the October or November meetings.  


Wednesday, December 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, December 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 
 
 



Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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, January 19, 2019
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