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Saturday, September 26
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group (ZOOM Meeting)  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link
**THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING, CONNECTION INFORMATION IS BELOW** 
 
We will start with a discussion led by Greg Simkins about DNA Painter and Visual Phasing, in relation to a problem he is working on.  Then we will move into informal groups to discuss our work and to help each other with ideas.
 
Please take a minute to update your copy of Zoom to the latest version (5.3.0) because it has new features for breakout rooms that we might find useful.  Just click on the Zoom link (start menu if you are using Windows), login, and then click on your profile picture and then click on Check for Updates.
 
Please click HERE to register at Zoom, after which you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  
 
This group is focused on studying the use of DNA testing results as part of Genetic Genealogy research.  The leader of this SIG is Ray Jones, PhD.   In normal times we meet  at Christ Episcopal Church (5910 Babcock Blvd 15237).   Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
This SIG can be contacted at DNASIG @ NorthHillsGenealogists.org. Joining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
 


 
 



Monday, October 19
Finding the Faith: Using Diocesan and Sacramental Records to Document Family History  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below
Finding the Faith: Using Diocesan and Sacramental Records to Document Family History
This presentation details information and records available to genealogists from diocesan collections, with a special emphasis on the collection of the Archives and Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Further emphasis will also be placed on the information that can be found in sacramental registers.
 
Dennis Wodzinski, Director of the Archives and Records Center of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, holds a B.A. in History from John Carroll University, and an M. A. in History from Duquesne University’s Archives and Museum Studies program.  Prior to his employment with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, he served as Archivist for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, and Archivist and Curator for the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.  Dennis presently is on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.  Previously, he served as an adjunct instructor in the History and Classics Departments of Duquesne and La Roche Universities.

 

Zoom connection info CLICK HERE.

 

 


Saturday, October 31
Fall 2020 Conference with Blaine Bettinger  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall 2020 conference, featuring Blaine Bettinger speaking on a variety of DNA-related topics on October 31st.  We will be holding this conference online using Zoom.  More details are on our online registration page at https://nhgconference.eventbrite.com.  Details about the presentations and a registration brochure will be posted on this website in the near future. 



Monday, November 16
November Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

Our November Round Table is always 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. 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!

 
 

Zoom connection information TBA

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Please notice that our monthly meetings are now being held on the THIRD MONDAY.