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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.

 

 


Saturday, August 22
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** 
 
Checking Back in on Our Summer 2020 Genetic Genealogy Research
 
After a month off this summer, it will be good to reconnect and talk about what we have been working on in our family history research.  We had some nice discussions using the Zoom breakout rooms feature during our last meeting, so we will try these small group discussions again in August.
 
Please click HERE to register at Zoom, after which you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join 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.   In normal times we meet  at Christ Episcopal Church (5910 Babcock Blvd 15237).   Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
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, September 21
Military Men, Pacifists and the Women They Loved: Tracking Down the Revolutionary War Generation  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see connection information below

Maureen Taylor will speak on tales of bravery, love, loss and financial hardship are chronicled in the lives of the Revolutionary War generation. Learn about the detective work involved in uncovering and verifying these “misplaced” pictures of these survivors and their life stories.

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 listed on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.

Maureen Taylor is 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.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der SpiegelAmerican Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com.

Currently a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine, Maureen also writes personal memoirs and narrative family histories for the Newbury St. Press of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

 

 

 

 

 



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.