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August Meeting
Monday, August 15
August Meeting  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
Sierra Green will present "Genealogical Research Opportunities and Limitations in Institutional, Reform School and Orphanage Records at the Heinz History Center."
 
Genealogical researchers have long faced barriers to accessing the historical files of ancestors whose lives intersected with institutions, orphanages, reform schools, and other similar sites. Learn more about the notable research opportunities and limitations that exist within these records at the Heinz History Center. This presentation will address the specific archival collections that fall into these categories and any relevant access restrictions in place. Special focus will be paid to a newly created finding aid and index to the Thorn Hill School for Boys collection, which was generously underwritten by the North Hills Genealogiststs.
 
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.
 
A native of Adamsville, Pennsylvania, Sierra Green has her master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh. As an archivist at the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, Sierra is engaged in archival processing and reference services in addition to her work in public and educational programming. Throughout her professional work thus far, Sierra has fostered a deep passion for and interest in archival outreach, engagement, and public awareness. She takes great pleasure in discussing research opportunities with genealogists and family historians. Sierra has spoken to numerous local genealogical societies.   
 
 


Thursday, August 18
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, August 20
Research Workshop SIG & Records Indexing Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Zoom
The Research Workshop SIG enables participants to set aside time for conducting their research in a social setting with the ability to bounce ideas off of the other attendees.    Please preregister below, and be ready to work on your latest research project!  Contact the SIG at ResearchSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org with questions or add your name to the mailing list for future notifications
 
The work of the 1950 Census Indexing group is being folded into this group, with a combined meeting. If you are already indexing please become a part of our NHG Team: Go to https://www.familysearch.org/groups/family?groupId=MMM9-CMV&inviteId=MMM9-K6X&cid=group-mgmt_copy
 
Zoom registration : Click HERE
 
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, August 27
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church *AND* Online via Zoom
This month we'll review information from the "Watch Parties" held in June and July for the genetic genealogy evening presentations from GRIP, and then move on to general discussions, and breakouts, trying to answer questions based on the collective experience.  If you have something in particular you'd like to talk about or see discussed, just send an email response to this message at dnasig@NorthHillsGenealogists.org.
 
We're going to hold this as a "hybrid" meeting.  Those wishing to meet in person are welcome to our old stomping grounds at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 5910 Babcock Blvd in Ross Township behind The Block at Northway mall.  Those wishing to attend online will be able to connect via Zoom using the link below.  We will do our best to keep the two groups connected to each other during 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.    Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
This will be an Hybrid Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information. CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING IN PERSON
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 
This SIG can be contacted at DNASIG @ NorthHillsGenealogists.org with questions or to add your name to the mailing list for future notificationsJoining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
 



Tuesday, September 13
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.
 
 
 
 
 


September Meeting
Monday, September 19
September Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting - See Registration LInk
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, will present a "Photo Detective Roadshow." 
 
If you’ve watched Antiques Roadshow, then you know how this works.  It’s a virtual meeting with a show and tell component with Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective.  Maureen weighs in on your photo mysteries.
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 19th 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.
 
From identifying mystery images to tackling piles of snapshots, Maureen can help. Maureen has been a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London, and Canada. Maureen has spoken at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, International Jewish Genealogical Conference, National Genealogical Society, New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Palatines to America, RootsTech, and Who Do You Think You Are (Live)

Maureen’s photo and family history research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. She was a guest on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Pawn Stars, and MSNBC. Maureen was a spokesperson and photograph expert for Picasa and MyHeritage.com. NHG is honored to welcome Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, for this free webinar.  
 


NHG Webinar Series - D. Joshua Taylor,
Saturday, September 24
NHG Webinar Series - D. Joshua Taylor, "15 Tools for Tracing Your New York Ancestors Online"  (Special Events)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration link.
New York represents challenges for many genealogists. Go beyond commercial websites to explore private and public websites for tracing your New York ancestors. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on September 24th to connect to the Zoom meeting. You will receive a reminder email with the link and handout the day before the scheduled webinar.
 
We welcome our speaker, D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA, a nationally known and recognized genealogist. Passionate about the diverse and dynamic field of family history. Joshua is the President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B), an organization dedicated to preserving the stories of all New Yorkers. Previously, Joshua volunteered in leadership positions for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and other organizations. In 2017, Joshua was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers and in 2022 was named as a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. A popular author and speaker, Joshua has been a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and is the recipient of RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award.
 
He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and can be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.
 



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.
 
 
 



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!


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. 



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.