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Saturday, February 24
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
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.

At the February meeting we will discuss the use of X-DNA through the use of visual genealogy fan charts, to explore the paternal roots of our female ancestors.
 


Wednesday, February 28
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 2017 August 2017
and December 2017
 
 



Wednesday, March 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, March 17
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Saturday, March 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, March 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, March 20
Creating A Family Archive  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Rebecca Kichta Miller will show us that there a difference between archiving your family history and scrapbooking the major life events of your family. However, preserving your family’s original photos and mementos takes specific skills. Learn skills that can take your prized possessions out of those old albums, storage boxes, and trunks and into the next century.
 
Rebecca has been “doing genealogy” since the early 1970s. She has served as the President of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (2016-2017) and currently serves as Editor of the Society’s newsletter. Each September Rebecca  organizes a genealogy booth at both the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and the Ligonier Highland Games. Rebecca is also an active in many local, state, national, and international genealogical societies, including NHG.
 
 
 
 


Friday, March 23
Friday Afternoon Workshop  (Conference)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
The Columbian Room - Wexford
Two lectures: You've Got the Names, Now Find the People!  Facts about Ancestors Found in Federal Records (John Philip Colletta, PhD.); Genealogical Recources at the Pennsylvania State Archives (Aaron McWilliams)
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening.  Saturday will include  four sessions throughout the day. See www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or follow MeetUp for continuing announcements and details.
 
1:00 Registration
1:30 - 4:30 Workshop
 
You've Got the Names, Now Find the People!  
Facts about Ancestors Found in Federal Records

Presented by John Philip Colletta, PhD. 
 
Whenever the path of an ancestor’s life intersected with a federal government agency, paperwork was created. That paperwork fills our National Archives. Some of it has been indexed, abstracted, microfilmed, or digitized, but most of it has not. This lecture explores some of the paperwork—both original and derivative—that provides rich biographical detail about our ancestors.
 
Genealogical Recources at the Pennsylvania State Archives
Presented by Aaron McWilliams 
 
This lecture is an introduction to the types of records available to genealogists at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The presentation will cover the primary types of records, what information they contain, and their accessibility.
 
 
 


Friday, March 23
Friday EveningWorkshop  (Conference)
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Columbian Room - Wexford
Aaron McWilliams presents two lectures: The State and Land Records of Pennsylvania;  Military Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening.  Saturday will include  four sessions throughout the day. See www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or follow MeetUp for continuing announcements and details.
 
6:00 Registration
6:30 - 8:30 Workshop
 
The State and Land Records of Pennsylvania
Military Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives
Presented by Aaron McWilliams
 
 
The State Land Records of Pennsylvania
This lecture provides a detailed look at the State Land Records held at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The presentation will cover the five principal documents created during the patenting process, their indexes, and how to effectively search them. It will also touch on other sources at the Archives, such as land office maps and Board of Property records.
 
Military Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives
This lecture provides an overview of the military records available to researchers at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The presentation will cover the primary records and indexes available to researchers interested in the military service of Pennsylvanians from the French and Indian War to Vietnam.
 
 
 


Saturday, March 24
Spring Genealogy Conference  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Columbian Room - Wexford
John P Colletta, PhD., presents four lectures: Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century; Naturalization Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century; Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events; Discovering Your Ancestors’ World through Maps and Gazetteers
 
This year's Spring Conference will be held on March 23rd and 24th, at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford. Sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon and evening.  Saturday will include  four sessions throughout the day. See www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org or follow MeetUp for continuing announcements and details.
 
8:00 AM - Registration
9:00 AM - Opening Remarks
 
M O R N I N G    S E S S I O N S
 
PRESENTED BY JOHN PHILIP COLLETTA, PhD.
 
 
Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century
 
This lecture begins with a discussion of sources for discovering the arrival time and place—and perhaps the ship—of an immigrant to colonial America. It then explores U.S. passenger arrival records, especially 1820-1957, available on microfilm and the Internet. It suggests what facts you need to begin your search and explains step-by-step how to conduct that search.
 
Naturalization Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century 
 
This lecture addresses the legal means by which non-British settlers in colonial America could become naturalized citizens of Great Britain. It then explains U.S. naturalization laws and processes, which began in 1790, and describes the records that resulted from them. It considers the naturalization of both alien classes and individuals, and provides guidance on how to find an ancestor's records, whether the naturalization occurred in a municipal, state, or federal court.
 
 
 
 
 
L U N C H    A N D    D O O R   P R I Z E S
 
A F T E R N O O N    S E S S I O N S
 
​PRESENTED BY JOHN PHILIP COLLETTA, PhD.
Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events
 
The biographical facts we discover about our ancestors did not happen in a vacuum. Our ancestors were born, lived, and died in specific physical circumstances at specific moments in time. To reconstruct their lives, therefore, the facts we discover about them must be “situated” in their proper historical context. Three 19th-century case studies drawn from Only a Few Bones, a True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath demonstrate how to use multiple sources to assemble vivid accounts of ancestral events and generate biographies that portray individualized ancestors.
 
Discovering Your Ancestors’ World through Maps and Gazetteers
 
The facts you discover about your ancestors represent real-life events that took place in a physical place at a particular time. Cartographic collections—maps, atlases, and gazetteers—are essential tools for grounding all of your genealogical discoveries in the real world. This lecture describes different kinds of maps, current and historical, U.S. and foreign, and illustrates the broad range of information they provide. It explains how to use Internet sites to locate cartographic collections in libraries, archives, courthouses, historical societies, as well as those available online in digitized format.
 
 
W R A P - U P   S E S S I O N
The conference will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions during a discussion moderated by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL.
 
 
 


Wednesday, March 28
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 2017 August 2017
and December 2017
 
 



Wednesday, April 4
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, April 16
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, April 17
Semi-Annual Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Our annual November roundtable even has been such a successful meeting of information, guidance and cousin-finding that we're holding a second one in April!  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, April 21
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Saturday, April 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 
 
 


Wednesday, April 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. Note: There will be no meetings July 2017 August 2017
and December 2017
 
 


Thursday, April 26
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
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, May 2
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
 


Tuesday, May 15
Cranberry Family History Center  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Ryan Henri is the Director of the Cranberry Family History center, which is located in the Cranberry Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (LDS). 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, May 19
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Saturday, May 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, May 21
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, May 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. Note: There will be no meetings July 2017 August 2017
and December 2017
 
 


Thursday, May 24
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babcock Blvd 15237
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, June 6
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 16
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Saturday, June 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, June 18
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 27
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 2017 August 2017
and December 2017