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Monday, June 17
NHG Jun 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
NOTE THE IN-PERSON LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE FOR JUNE ONLY:
 
MEETING STARTS 6:30 PM
IN-PERSON AT NORTHLAND LIBRARY AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM
 
Join Rick Voight for a hands-on presentation on the Vivid-Pix Memory Station at Northland Library.
Vivid-Pix Memory Station is the easiest way to digitize treasured photo/items through its one-click scanning solution to scan, restore, and record audio memories. Rick will demonstrate how you can create a video story using photos. He will show you how easy it is for you to record your description of each photo and put them together with audio to create a family story.
Learn how to:
  • Add your oral memories to photos
  • Organize your digitized photos
  • Use the Memory Station Restore Software to improve old photos
Your photos. Your voice. Your story.
 
The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM on Jun 17, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Northland Library and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Northland Library. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE


Thursday, June 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 coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting HERE.  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
 



Tuesday, July 2
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, July 15
NHG July 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
NOTE THE IN-PERSON LOCATION CHANGE FOR JULY ONLY:
 
IN-PERSON AT KEARNS (GRIP WEEK)
 
Join James Beidler for a presentation on "Exploring Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library."
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on July 15, 2024.
This meeting will be held in person at Kearns Center and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register to attend in person at Kearns Spirituality Center. 
 
You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE

JAMES M. BEIDLER has been Executive Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania on two occasions. For more than a quarter century, he’s written “Roots & Branches,” a weekly blog and newspaper column. He has written four commercially published books on genealogy, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany and The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide. Beidler is also the family history columnist for German Life magazine, and has sat on the State Historic Records Advisory Board.

 



Thursday, July 18
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED. WE'RE TAKING A BREAK IN JULY.
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED. WE'RE TAKING A BREAK IN JULY.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 


Tuesday, July 23
Book Club SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below

The Book Club Special Interest Group meets every other month via zoom to discuss a specific book (with a genealogy slant) chosen by participants. Members discuss each book as well as questions related to genealogy research used in the book. Book genres vary and may be non-fiction as well as fiction, including historical fiction and mysteries.

Our current selection is The Lost Ancestor by Nathan Dylan Goodwin. 
This exciting genealogical drime mystery features the redoubtable forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier.
When Morton is called upon by Ray Mercer to investigate the 1911 disappearance of his great aunt, a housemaid working in a large Edwardian country home, he has no idea of the perilous journey into the past that he is about to make. Morton must use his not inconsiderable genealogical skills to solve the myster of Mary Mercer's disappearance, in the face of the dangers posed by those others who are determinded to end his investigation at any cost.

Please register here for this virtual meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please email Info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org.
 
The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=105
 
Past selections:
She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me 
by Emma Brockes
The Journey Takers by Leslie Albrecht Huber
Annie's Ghosts; A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg 
Murder in Madera; A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy by Helene Stapinski 
 



Tuesday, August 6
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Thursday, August 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 coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting. Link will be added soon.  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
 


Monday, August 19
NHG AUG 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Annette Burke Lyttle for "Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870-1920.
Between 1870 and 1920, 11 million Americans migrated to cities and about 25 million immigrants came to the U.S., most of them settling in cities. These migrations changed the landscape of America and significantly impacted our ancestors’ lives. Learn the history of this exciting time, how our urban ancestors lived and worked, and how to find their records. The presentation includes a case study of a rural Ohio man who ended up in Pittsburgh.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Aug 19, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the international, national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Foundations: The Research Process course and the Writing the Stories of Our Ancestors course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists



Tuesday, September 3
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, September 16
NHG SEPT 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Elaine Brinsko for "Repositories: Roaming the Stacks: Looking to the Library to help fills holes.
Libraries are a great resource with untapped potential for genealogists, providing rare materials, online databases, and mixed media to fill in the holes in our research. This presentation will focus on different types of libraries for researchers to use, how to navigate through their collections, and what types of materials are available.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Sept. 16, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 
Eleanor Brinsko is a professional genealogist who specializes in Scandinavian-American genealogy by looking at genealogical and social trends on both sides of the Atlantic. She has given lectures for the Wisconsin Historical Society and public libraries,
genealogical societies, and family reunions across the country. She also taught a graduate-level genealogy course for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool and has contributed to “Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots” on PBS.
 


Wednesday, September 18
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special 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 (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, September 19
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting. Link will be added soon.  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
 


Wednesday, September 25
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 resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer and in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).



Tuesday, October 1
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Wednesday, October 16
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special 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 (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, October 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 coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting. Link will be added soon.  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
 


Monday, October 21
NHG OCT 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Linda Debe for "Exploring Unindexed Records with Family Search Labs: Unlocking Hidden Gems in Genealogical Research." 
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Oct. 21, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 


Wednesday, October 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 resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer as well as in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).



Tuesday, November 5
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Monday, November 18
NHG NOV 2024 Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join Our Leadership Team for "A SIG Roadshow: Exploring the Special Interest Groups of North Hills Genealogists."  
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Nov. 18, 2024. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 


Wednesday, November 20
Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
4:00 pm
Shaler North Hills Public Library
The NHG Writing SIG (Special 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 (usually taking a summer break) at the Shaler North Hills Library at 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Shaler North Hills Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
 
More details on the group are available at:  WRITING SIG 
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, November 21
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.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting. Link will be added soon.  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
 



Tuesday, December 3
Eastern European SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Northland Public Library (Board Room)
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaWe meet at 6:00pm at Northland Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. We discuss and share research information in a friendly environment.
 
Learn more about our resources under the SIGs section of this website.
 
You can email the SIG at EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the mailing list for future notifications.
 


Wednesday, December 4
Pennsylvania Research SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
NOTE: Our November meeting takes place today, December 4, 2024. The next meeting will occur in January 2025.
The focus of this group is on research and resources relating to Pennsylvania roots. 
We meet once per month usually with a break in the summer as well as in December.
 
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 
Our meetings are usually in the Conference Room. Occasionally a library event may necessitate a change of room or cancellation. Check the NHG website as well as Shaler Library's website, if unsure. There may be snow cancellations if Shaler Twp calls off schools (generally follows the Pittsburgh Schools cancellations for weather).


Thursday, December 19
German SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
German research Special Interest Group:  NHG member Fred Held coordinates this SIG's activities.  You can email Fred at GermanSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have him add your name to the mailing list for future notifications.  This SIG meets online monthly on the third Thursday, and covers all aspects of researching your German heritage.
 
You must register in advance for this meeting. Link will be added soon.  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
 



Monday, February 17, 2025
FEB 2025 MONTHLY MEETING  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
Join Linda Debe for "Pre-1850 Census: Turning Tick Marks Into People.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on February 17, 2025. This meeting will be held in person at Christ Episcopal Church and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for attending in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom [HERE- link coming soon].