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Monday, July 6
Finding the Law  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

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.

 

Please click HERE for Zoom meeting registration. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom ("GRIP Tech Admin") with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 6TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

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 online via Zoom,  in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught 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
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

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.

 

Click HERE for Zoom registration for this meeting. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom ("GRIP Tech Admin") with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 20TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

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 online via Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh's courses being taught 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 17
Keeping Up with the Joneses: Exploring a Family using both DNA Evidence and Traditional Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

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.

 

Click HERE to register for this meeting. After registering you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  WHEN YOU JOIN THE MEETING ON THE 17TH, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT!  Just click on the JOIN MEETING link.

 

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.

 

 



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

More details soon!

 

 

 

 

 



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.

 



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.