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Saturday, April 11
**CANCELED** 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.
 
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, April 20
Local University Research: An Evening with CMU and Chatham University's Archivists  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
ONLINE

Join two local university's archivists to learn more about researching in their collections and how to learn about ancestors who may have attended. Even if your relatives didn't attend these specific universities, this lecture will help to contextualize what type of records might be found in archives and special collections within universities and colleges.

 

**THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE WEBINAR MEETING - STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION LINKS**

 

Molly Tighe is the Chatham University Archivist & Public Service Librarian.  She completed her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and has worked locally at the archives of the Heinz History Center, the Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory Museum, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  She has presented at both the regional and national levels, covering topics ranging from the management of photographic collections to the use of collections management software tools. At Chatham, she has expanded the archival outreach program to include a wide range of exhibits and has recently launched two new social media channels that present collection materials to a broad digital audience.

 

Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.

 

 



Friday, April 24
**CANCELLED* Library Lock-in  (Special Events)
6:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Join fellow genealogists for an evening of research and fun! Attendees will have the opportunity to work on their own research while volunteers are available to answer questions. Attendees will be able to search the library's subscription databases, including American Ancestors,  Ancestry.com Library Edition, and HeritageQuest Online. Attendees are also encouraged to use free websites like FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org) and Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com).
Bring a flash drive to save copies of the documents you find.
 
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Attendees must be inside the library by 7:00 P.M. The lock-in will end at 10:00 P.M. Registration is  equired due to limited space. Registration is open through the library's website, HERE, or by calling 412-366-8100 ext. 113.  Please be sure to check for the confirmation email to be sure that you successfully completed the registration process. 
 
 



Monday, May 4
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


Wednesday, May 6
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:15 am
Monte Cello's on Route 8
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 
Monte Cello's Restaurant in Hampton, 4655 William Flinn Hwy (Rt 8), Allison Park, PA 15101
 


Saturday, May 9
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.
 
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, May 18
The Imperfect Genealogist  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

Perfectionism can get in the way of enjoying your genealogy research (and your life). As important as solid research is, getting hung up in doing everything "the right way" might mean you don't get much done. In this lecture, she'll discuss the areas of genealogy where good enough really is good enough and teach attendees some strategies and techniques for letting go of perfectionism so you can enjoy your genealogy research. If worrying about being perfect gets in the way of your research, this lecture is for you.

 

Janine Adams is a professional organizer with a passion for genealogy. She started the blog Organize Your Family History in 2012 and enjoys speaking to genealogists about organizing their research. She is the co-host of Getting to Good Enough  a podcast to help listeners let go of perfectionism so they can do more of what they love.

 

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).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 



Monday, June 1
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


Wednesday, June 3
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:15 am
Monte Cello's on Route 8
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG
 
Monte Cello's Restaurant in Hampton, 4655 William Flinn Hwy (Rt 8), Allison Park, PA 15101
 


Saturday, June 13
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.
 
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, June 22
Draper and Shane: Historians or Hoarders?  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
La Roche University

Two mid 19th century historians who never published but created two very important collections for the genealogist. Both men conducted oral interviews, and collected original material pertaining to the Trans-Appalachian west. This lecture will discuss both collections, their finding aids and how to use them.

 

Kelvin L. Meyers, a fifth generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1996, is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. He is a founding member for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG), a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, and a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. He also specializes in southern brick wall problems for clients. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. In 2016 he co-coordinated with J. Mark Lowe, “A Swing Through the South” at SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research). Kelvin has recently published Research in Texas for NGS (National Genealogical Society) Research in the states series. Kelvin is also the director of the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR) sponsored by the Texas State Genealogical Society.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held at La Roche University, in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught at LaRoche College that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 



Monday, July 6
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, July 6
Finding the Law  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
La Roche University

Time and time again, we're told as genealogists that we need to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need? Learn how, using Pennsylvania as a key example.

 

Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, is a genealogist with a law degree who specializes in providing expert guidance through the murky territory where the law, genealogy and history intersect.  She has spent the last decade learning her trade as a genealogist and has completed courses at the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University where she was a Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. prizewinner in Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis. She holds the credentials Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. A long-time member of the adjunct faculty at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey, she now also teaches at IGHR and SLIG, lectures at national, regional and state conferences, and has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the National Genealogical Society Magazine, among others. Her daily blog, “The Legal Genealogist,” is widely popular and thought-provoking.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held at La Roche University,  in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught at LaRoche College that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 


Monday, July 20
Using Probate Records to Research Enslaved Ancestors  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
La Roche University

The speaker will provide an overview of the probate process in the antebellum South, and a framework for analyzing estate files to identify enslaved research subjects.

 

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL(SM), is a trustee and President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from the New York University School of Law. After working as a corporate tax attorney for thirty-five years, she retired in 2013 and turned her attention to her longtime avocation of Genealogy. LaBrenda has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 published A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and Selected Finding Aids,. This book was widely hailed as a model for research in South Carolina and other states. She was the mentor of ProGen 37, and the SLIG 2019 Course Coordinator for “1619-2019: Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy.” She is also on the faculty of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records. LaBrenda received the 2019 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Utah Genealogical Association “for her instrumental guidance in support of new programs and codified policies for SLIG.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is an NHG sponsored GRIP meeting and will be held at La Roche University, Held in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught at LaRoche College that week. Visit www.GRIPitt.org for information on other free-to-the-public evening lectures and daytime courses).

 

 

 

DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 



Monday, August 3
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 17
Keeping Up with the Joneses: Exploring a Family using both DNA Evidence and Traditional Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

Since Jones is a very common surname, having both a paper trail and DNA evidence that supports that research is especially helpful. Dr. Jones will give us some examples from his own family research.

 

Ray Jones, PhD, is a management professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.  His research and teaching focuses on ethics and leadership in organizations, with a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility.  This fits with his deep personal interest in family history research and the privacy and stewardship issues associated with genetic genealogy.  Ray teaches an introductory genetic genealogy course at various venues in Western Pennsylvania and is the leader of North Hills Genealogists’ DNA Special Interest Group.

 

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).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 



Monday, September 14
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, September 21
NHG's 30th Anniversary Event  (Special Events)
Altmyer Barn, Rt 910 & Cole Rd, Wexford, PA

More details soon!

 

 

 

 

 



Monday, October 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, October 19
Finding the Faith: Using Diocesan and Sacramental Records to Document Family History  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

 

 

Dennis P. Wodzinski is the Director of the Archives and Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

 

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).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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

 



Monday, November 2
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


Friday, November 6
Library Lock-in  (Special Events)
6:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Join fellow genealogists for an evening of research and fun! Attendees will have the opportunity to work on their own research while volunteers are available to answer questions. Attendees will be able to search the library's subscription databases, including American Ancestors,  Ancestry.com Library Edition, and HeritageQuest Online. Attendees are also encouraged to use free websites like FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org) and Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com).
Bring a flash drive to save copies of the documents you find.
 
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Attendees must be inside the library by 7:00 P.M. The lock-in will end at 10:00 P.M. Registration is  equired due to limited space. Registration is open through the library's website, HERE, or by calling 412-366-8100 ext. 113.  Please be sure to check for the confirmation email to be sure that you successfully completed the registration process. 
 
 


Monday, November 16
November Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Kearns Spirituality Center at LaRoche University

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!

 
 

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).

 

NEW DAY OF WEEK FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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