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Saturday, July 20
British Isles Research with Melissa Johnson, CG  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Community Room, Shaler North Hills Library

Intro to British Genealogy Research 

Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research 

Case Studies in British Genealogy

Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems

 

PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. Note: maxium of 70 attendees.

     

       https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=87

 

       Register online at NHGSeminar.EventBrite.com

 

Intro to British Genealogy Research                    

Learn the basics about how to research ancestors from the United Kingdom using indexes and records available online and at overseas repositories. This lecture covers civil registration, census records, wills, parish registers, military records, and other key genealogical sources.

 

Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research                    

Solving difficult genealogical problems and learning more about the lives of British and Welsh ancestors is dependent upon knowledge of less frequently used record sets. This lecture covers how to access and use federal records from The National Archives, court records throughout England and Wales, tax lists, immigration and emigration records, parish chest records (beyond just parish registers), and the resources available locally at county record centers and local history libraries.

                        

Box Lunch from Panera (optional)

 

Case Studies in British Genealogy

This session presents several case studies spanning several time periods in British history. Each case is resolved using a different methodology and a variety of relevant sources. Case studies will demonstrate how DNA and documentary evidence helps reconstruct the family of an 1830s immigrant; how British records from the mid-nineteenth century identify illegitimate births and interesting immigration circumstances within a family; and how family lore can be unraveled and the truth can be discovered using interesting sources to gain biographical information about ancestors.

 

Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems

Discover more about using DNA to solve problems and break through genealogical brick walls. This lecture covers how to use autosomal DNA, shared DNA matches, targeted testing plans, X-DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA, and will use several case studies to demonstrate how difficult research problems can be solved with the help of DNA.

 

Melissa A. Johnson, CG, is a New Jersey-based board-certified genealogist specializing in genealogical research from the colonial period to the present; family history writing, editing, and publishing; using DNA in genealogical research; and forensic genealogy. She focuses on researching families with roots in New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the British Isles. Melissa is an instructor in the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and also teaches at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. She also owns and operates the New Jersey Family History Institute, which runs virtual and in person courses and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.

 

Melissa is editor of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey Newsletter and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. She is also Vice President of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History, and a Mentor for ProGen 40. Her work has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, NGS Monthly, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, NGS Magazine,the GSNJ Newsletter, and several other publications.



Monday, August 5
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


Monday, August 19
All the News that's Fit to Print: Using Newspapers in Your Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

Newspapers have a wealth of information, however many researchers stop after locating death notices and obituaries for their ancestors. Learn what information you may find in newspapers and how to locate newspapers for the areas where you're researching.

 

Amy E. K. Arner is a professional genealogist who specializes in western Pennsylvania research and editing genealogical works. She currently serves as the secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists and co-edits the North Hills Genealogists newsletter. In 2018 she coordinated a course on Pennsylvania research at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

 

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. (MAP) Signs will be posted at the Babcock Blvd. stoplight and along the route through the campus to the Kearns Center.

 

DIRECTIONS:  At the intersection of Babcock and Providence Blvds turn towards the Campus. Follow "GENEALOGY" signs up the driveway toward the Motherhouse, continuing straight through three stop signs. Turn left at the 3rd stop sign to the parking lot area.

 

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.


 



Monday, September 16
Inside a WWII Foot Locker  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum staff
 
 

 

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.




Monday, October 21
Google for Genealogy  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University
tbd
 
 

 

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.




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.

 



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