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Monday, September 26
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG



Saturday, October 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.
 
At 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 
 
 


October Meeting
Monday, October 17
October Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Sam Williams will present "Back to the Basics: Using DNA for Family History."
 
Do you ever feel like you're missing something when it comes to using DNA for your family history? We don't have to be scientists or professional genealogists to get the most out of your DNA test results. In this presentation, we'll go back to the basics for some tried and true genetic genealogy techniques anyone can use.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 17th 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.
 
W. Samuel Williams, MDiv, currently serves as the Chair of the NGS Delegate Council. He served as the Vice-chair of the NGS Delegate Council from 2020-2021 and was a founding member of its Steering Committee. He is the Secretary of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society and the Captain for the Board of Assistants of the Virginia Mayflower Society. As the owner of The Orthodox Genealogist, LLC, he lectures and takes client work especially in Central Virginia, Greek American, and genetic genealogy mysteries. He is an alumnus of ProGen 50, NGS American Genealogical Studies, and several institutes. Sam studied International Affairs and Spanish at James Madison University and theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He works in full-time ministry as a Pastoral Assistant in the Greek Orthodox Church and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.
 
 
 


Thursday, October 20
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  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.
 
Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Friday, October 21
Genealogy After-Hours Lockin (reg required)  (Special Events)
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Northland Public Library

Finally, back again by popular demand! Northland Library and the North Hills Genealogists are teaming up for another After Hours Genealogy. This evening of hands-on research requires general computer skills as you will search for your ancestors using online databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online, Family Search, American Ancestors and more. Research volunteers will be on hand to help.

Participants should bring a flash drive to save copies of documents and information you may find.

Advance registrationbegins on Sept 1st and is required due to limited space. You may sign up online on the library website, in person or by calling the Ask a Librarian desk at 412-366-8100, extension 113.  

 
REGISTER HERE (LINK TAKES YOU TO LIBRARY WEBSITE):  7 SLOTS LEFT AS OF 15 SEP
 
 


Wednesday, October 26
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG



Tuesday, November 8
Eastern Europe SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
Eastern European research Special Interest Group:   You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 
 
 
 
 


NHG Webinar Series: Katherine R. Willson Presents
Friday, November 11
NHG Webinar Series: Katherine R. Willson Presents "Preserving Veterans' Voices"  (Special Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link.
This webinar, held at a special time on Veterans' Day 2022, will present ideas to honor the memory of your military ancestors and all veterans. This step-by-step tutorial assists individuals and organizations in creating a collaborative community project to record local veterans’ stories before it’s too late. This community-wide project brings together diverse groups, using the unique resources and skills of youth groups, scouting chapters, genealogical & historical societies, libraries & museums, educational institutions, and more. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on November 11th to connect to the Zoom meeting.  You will receive a reminder email with the link and handout the day the day before the scheduled webinar.
 
Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional, and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001; the author of The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth Genealogist), and a professional researcher for private clients. Her passion for genealogy combined with practical and creative strategies keeps Katherine’s audience fully engaged and actively participating in her energetic and entertaining presentations. Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research, as well as the inspiration to do it!


Thursday, November 17
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  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.
 
Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Saturday, November 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.
 
At 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 21
Fall Round-Table Discussion  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
 
November 21st will be our Fall 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.  
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 21st 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.
 
This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 


Wednesday, November 23
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG



Thursday, December 15
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  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.
 
Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Saturday, December 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.
 
At 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, December 21
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
The focus of this group is on research and reseources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 6-8PM at Shaler Public Library.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG



January Meeting
Monday, January 16, 2023
January Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Brian Rhinehart will present "I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?"

Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail. Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC. Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them. These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two!

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 16th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Brian Rhinehart is a professional genealogist and speaker and is the owner of CivilWarRecords.com. He is a graduate of Boston University's Certificate of Genealogy Research and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendent of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in research and record retrieval for Civil War and War of 1812 soldiers at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there. 




February Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023
February Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Alec Ferretti will present "Thinking Outside the (Search) Box: Ancestry.com Search Strategies."
 
Learn tips & tricks to more efficiently search ancestry’s indexes, by understanding how to leverage their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses.

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 20th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high net worth clients.  Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States.  He is a regular lecturer at genealogical societies and conferences.  He serves as the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and serves actively on the Board of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit dedicated to wrangling public records from obstinate government agencies.




March Meeting
Monday, March 20, 2023
March Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Katharine O'Connell will present "Introduction to Forensic Genealogy."
 
Forensic Genealogists do family research for legal reasons. Sometimes that involves DNA, but most often relies on firm documentary evidence. Dr. O’Connell will discuss how she uses her people locating skills as a forensic genealogist and tell you about the field. You’ll come away with new understanding for how genealogy can be used in a legal setting and go over a sample case she worked on, which involved an understanding of laws in 12 states and over 200 documents as evidence. Using a combination of wills, newspapers, baptismal records, and censuses, she provided a court-level report proving who was the current next of kin of a will from 1906. She will show you how you can use a similar combination of records in your own research.

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 20th 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

An experienced forensic genealogist, Dr. Katharine O’Connell assists attorneys, major banks, and title companies in locating missing and unknown heirs. She has provided due diligence in over 175 probate cases in locations throughout the United States and internationally. Clients include Key Bank, PNC bank, and attorneys throughout the state of Ohio and the U.S.. She is a professional affiliate member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.




Monday, April 17, 2023
Spring Round-Table Discussion  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
 
April 17th 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.  
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 17th 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.
 
This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 



May Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2023
May Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Lisa Grazan will present "How to Get Started Interviewing Family Members and Writing Down Their Stories."
 
Lisa Grazan, a life story writer and memoirist, will share her top 10 practices from how she conducts a great interview to how she structures the framework for a meaningful personal history project so that you can do the same for your family.

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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Lisa Grazan is a Life Story writer, Memoirist, and Author. Through her 30-year legal career as an attorney, Lisa honed her interviewing, writing, and storytelling skills which she now uses to represent clients of a different sort; those who seek personal autobiographies and memoirs as well as business and leadership biographies. Lisa created Brilliant Biographies to preserve people’s life stories, and to share their journeys and invaluable insights.


"It's second nature to me to appreciate the big picture while focusing on the important details. My desire is to honor people's lives, to ensure that their stories are told, and to capture their voice in the most authentic light possible." - Lisa Grazan


Lisa is also an expert in holistic wellness with extensive experience in Ayurveda, Yoga, Mind/Body Medicine, and Food Energetics. She is a Certified Natural Health Professional and a Naturopath and is the author of The 5 Wellness Archetypes. Reveal Your Personality, Master Your Health, which is rooted in Ayurvedic medicine.




Monday, June 19, 2023
June Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
To Be Determined - Stay Tuned for Details

Our meeting on June 19, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 




Monday, July 10, 2023
July Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
To Be Determined - Stay Tuned for Details

Our meeting on July 10, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 

Please note that this meeting will occur on the second Monday of July as opposed to the typically scheduled third Monday of July.




August Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2023
August Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Tyler Stump will present "Researching Ancestors in Prisons at the Pennsylvania State Archives." 
 
Pennsylvania’s prisons have a long and complicated history. From famous facilities like Eastern and Western State Penitentiaries to smaller and county jails and recently built prisons, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have spent time behind prison walls since the 1600s. Thankfully for researchers, all this history comes with a long paper trail, much of which can be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about what kinds of records are available in the archives, how to access these records, and see recently acquired prison records which were only just opened for research last year!

ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 21st 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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Tyler Stump has been an archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives since 2016. He works in the archives acquisition section and spends his work days appraising historical records and transferring them to the State Archives. He specializes in records from government-run institutions, particularly state hospitals and prisons.

 




September Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2023
September Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Kristin Britanik will present "Digging in the Digital Archive: Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections."
 

This lecture will present a how-to guide for finding online sources outside of the major genealogy websites for Western Pennsylvania and beyond. It will give an overview of discovering free digital collections relevant to your research and tips and tricks for getting the most out of these sites. It includes an introduction to the various digital collections available, the sources within, strategies for discovery, and case studies that demonstrate the power of using digital collections to enhance family history research. 

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.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom now. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 

Kristin is a Researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists, where she works on genealogy projects across North America. She previously worked in archival digitization within the University of Pittsburgh's Archives & Special Collections, coordinating digital collections sites, including the Historic Pittsburgh project. She was also the digitization program manager at The Andy Warhol Museum. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Kristin worked as a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in the Research Services department and as an archival digitization specialist for Ancestry.com