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Thursday, April 15
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link for registering is below. NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INVITATION - REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR JOINING THE MEETINGS: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-qrrzoiEt164o0czHdSPAfARpjc0jWa
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, April 19
Spring Round-Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
April 19th will be our Spring Round-Table Discussion. Join us for an evening of sharing questions, answers, and helpful hints. You can pose your own questions or just sit back and listen. Remember, no question is too basic or obscure.  We will split up into Zoom breakout rooms to share just like we would in person.  This is a terrific opportunity to stay connected with the rest of your genealogy world during the current restrictions. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 18th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.



NHG Webinar Series: Researching in German Civil and Parish Records by Alexander Tolksdorf
Saturday, May 1
NHG Webinar Series: Researching in German Civil and Parish Records by Alexander Tolksdorf  (Special Events)
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration link
 
Researching in German Civil and Parish Records by Alexander Tolksdorf
The complexity of Germany's history, and its effect on genealogical sources, can be difficult obstacles for a family historian to overcome. This webinar is designed to familiarize genealogical researchers with German record sets, focusing specifically on German civil records and parish records, with emphasis on how/where to locate the records and how to interpret the records. This ranges from using FamilySearch's catalog to using German repositories like Archion.de to contacting local archives. Additional attention will be provided to historical geopolitics of what is Germany today, handwriting styles, as well as useful German reference materials. Lastly, this session also covers territorial regions formerly included in the German Empire (i.e. Alsace-Lorraine and eastern Prussian provinces).
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click HERE to register for this NHG webinar, after which you will receive a confirmation email containing information to connect to the Zoom meeting. Please bookmark that email and use the link provided to join the webinar on May 1st. The speaker's handout will be listed throughout the webinar in the Zoom Chat box; it can be emailed to registrants.  NOTE: If you access the webinar using the Zoom app on a phone or tablet, you might not be able to download the handout from the chat. NHG will ensure that all registrants receive the handout.  
 
Alexander Tolksdorf is a genealogist and speaker, specializing in German, Dutch, and Eastern European research. He began his personal journey in high school, inspired by a trip to Ellis Island and through a correspondence with his great uncle in Germany, who also was an active family historian. All four of his grandparents immigrated to the United States in the 1950s following the Second World War; as such, the majority of his research experience and focus is in European sources. Paternally, his family is German, primarily from the Prussian provinces of Westphalia, Posen, and East Prussia. Maternally, his family roots are Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Lithuanian. Thus far, Alex has uncovered and actively researches family lines in Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, and Russia. Through this work, he has become very comfortable with research in these counties, including overcoming the language barriers, lack of online record access, and lost or missing records. He relies on civil, church, and a plethora of other records for his research, and finds that all provide illumination and the tools to break down brick walls. Alex believes that standard records only tell part of the story with the many additional forms of documentation providing color and texture to a family history.
 
Alex enjoys his work as a financial analyst at the Ford Motor Company, and is the current President of the Ford Genealogy Club. He is also active in the Ukrainian-American community of Metro Detroit, serving as the treasurer of the Ukrainian Graduates of Detroit and Windsor, as well as the treasurer and circulation manager of the Detroitski Novyny, the local community newspaper. During his spare time when he is not researching, Alex enjoys walking and exercising with his wife, Katelyn, and their dog, as well as working on his car, a 2014 Ford Mustang GT. Tolksdorf's website is found at: http://www.tolksdorfresearch.com.
 
 


Monday, May 3
Eastern Europe SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see Zoom information below
As for our March 1, Zoom meeting at 7 pm we will focus on our members ancestral regions. We are asking each member to take 5 minutes to discuss their ancestor’s country, region and village. How they found the village, what records they have uncovered, and what site they used to locate the records (if available). And any additional info they wish to share, history, culture, surnames, etc.
 
Eastern European research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link is below.  You can email at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INFORMATION

Link to register for this meeting - an email will be sent to you with the link for joining the meeting
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkf-GspjsjEtRtIg5Q3rSEY2k8KCrbiXF5
 
 
 


Saturday, May 8
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** 
 
 
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.    Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information.
 
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, May 17
Census Tools, Writing and Google My Maps, Oh My!  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Census Tools, Writing and Google My Maps, Oh My! Ever wonder what to do with all that data you've collected?  Join Linda Debe and  Dave George for a night of sharing strategies.
 
Dave George and Linda Debe will each separately present tools they have utilized to gather, organize, analyze and share their genealogy research. Dave has begun a narrative using a family heirloom as a springboard. Linda has developed a Census spreadsheet to track her ancestors and has utilized Google My Maps to visualize and explore areas where they lived.
 
Linda Debe is a lecturer, published writer, and a lifelong student with 35 years of genealogy research experience. She holds an AAS in Electronics Technology from the USAF. She is enrolled in ProGen 54 and is studying at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is a member of several genealogy societies, and has attended both national conferences and week-long institutions to further her genealogical education. Linda volunteers as VGA’s technology virtuoso assisting them with their annual conference. Because of her love for technology, she has created a "free to everyone" genealogy calendar on Google (bit.ly/geniebugs) which lists various organizations; free and fee-based genealogical programming for all levels. Being Microsoft Office certified in Access and Excel, she utilizes that training to create automated spreadsheets, to help with genealogy research. She is referred to by her friends as “The Sleepless Genealogist"; and now has a website with the same name.
 
Dave George was born in Pittsburgh, PA a good while ago. Didn’t like writing in school with English and grammar close behind.
I raised my hand a couple decades back when family members asked about my interests in genealogy and ever since it has been off to the races. Let's just say my education and style of research is eclectic, with a lot of ‘poke & hope’ thrown in for good measure. Fascinated by the stories of ancestors lives and places they lived. Trying to keep the genealogical treasures I’ve been entrusted with safe and accessible, as well as encouraging family members to get interested and involved. Writing small vignettes of particular people, places, and things for future generations. Proud North Hills Genealogists Member. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 18th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.


Thursday, May 20
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link for registering is below. NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INVITATION - REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR JOINING THE MEETINGS: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-qrrzoiEt164o0czHdSPAfARpjc0jWa
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Thursday, June 17
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link for registering is below. NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INVITATION - REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR JOINING THE MEETINGS: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-qrrzoiEt164o0czHdSPAfARpjc0jWa
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


June Meeting
Monday, June 21
June Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - Registration Link Will Be Posted When Available
Our June meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.  Karen Stanbury will present. The presentation topic and title are to be determined. 
 
Karen Stanbary, MA, CG, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. She specializes in complex problem-solving using genetic and documentary sources and the Genealogical Proof Standard. Karen’s regional specialties include Midwestern United States, Chicago, and Mexico. She is bilingual (Spanish). She is a coordinator and faculty member at the genealogical institutes—GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG. The National Genealogical Society honored her with the NGSQ Award for Excellence for her complex evidence case study incorporating traditional documentary research and autosomal DNA analysis in the June 2016 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She holds the credential Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a Trustee and chair of the DNA Standing Committee. (GRIP June 2021 and July 2021). 
 
Please note that the meeting registration link will be posted when available in June 2021. 



July Meeting
Monday, July 12
July Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - Registration Link Will Be Posted When Available
Our July meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Ari Wilkins will present "Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities."
 
Well-known for their anti-slavery views, Quakers began to migrate to the slave-free territories in the 19th century. As they migrated out of the South, Quakers emancipated and traveled with their newly freed slaves. Once settled, the sect continued their abolitionist cause by supporting the Underground Railroad – transporting runaway slaves to free states. In turn, free blacks established their own settlements, while still maintaining ties with the Quaker community.
 
Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of local societies.  Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007.  She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research. (GRIP July 2021). 
 
Please note that our July meeting will be held on July 12th, the second Monday of the month, as opposed to our normally scheduled third Monday of the month.
 
Please note that the meeting registration link will be posted when available in June 2021. 


Thursday, July 15
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group: The Zoom link for registering is below. NHG member Fred Held will be coordinating the SIGs activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
ZOOM INVITATION - REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR JOINING THE MEETINGS: 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-qrrzoiEt164o0czHdSPAfARpjc0jWa
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Written in Stone: Tombstones and Other Cemetery Records
Monday, August 16
Written in Stone: Tombstones and Other Cemetery Records  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Cemeteries can be peaceful places and a treasure trove of genealogical information. Learn how to evaluate tombstones and explore for other types of cemetery records.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 15th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.
 
Amy Johnson Crow is the founder and lead educator at Generations Café Circle and is the host of the popular Generations Café podcast. She is the author of 31 Days to Better Genealogy, a resource guide filled with practical tips you can put into practice right away, as well as more than 40 articles in various genealogical publications. Amy has presented at genealogy’s top events. Amy also created the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. Amy has never turned down an offer to go visit a cemetery. You can find more genealogy tips on her website AmyJohnsonCrow.com.
 



Fall 2021 Genealogy Conference with Ari Wilkins
Saturday, October 30
Fall 2021 Genealogy Conference with Ari Wilkins  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom, see link below
SATURDAY SESSION  TITLES (Live - not recorded - Online via Zoom)
  1. Researching Graphically – Expanding Your Research with Timelines, Charts, Spreadsheets and Diagrams
  2. Organizing and Identifying Photograph Collections
  3. Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories
  4. Funeral Home Collections: Utilizing Genealogical Societies and Others for Crowd Sourcing
  5. How the Weather Affected Your Ancestor
More details HERE                  Online registration HERE.