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Wednesday, April 26
Pennsylvania Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library
For future meetings, the group will be considering road trips to cemeteries, historical societies and libraries.
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA SIG.
 
 



Wednesday, May 3
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
St Catherine of Sweden on Wildwood Road
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG


Monday, May 15
Eastern Europe SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Top ten genealogy goals for 2016: The group wants its members to dsicuss 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


Tuesday, May 16
The New Historic Pittsburgh: Change is in the Air!  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Presented by David Grinnell.
 
Grinnell, Reference Archivist at the Archives Service Center of the University of Pittsburgh, will give a presentation on the New Historic Pittsburgh site (historicpittsburgh.org).  While the site is available for everyone to utilize, it is still in an ongoing development state.  He will show us some of the new viewing tools, share some of new searching features, and talk about what is still in development. Come hear about the progress that is being made with the site.  (The old Historic Pittsburgh site (digital.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/) is still live while the transition is being made.)


Saturday, May 20
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Wednesday, May 24
Pennsylvania Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library
For future meetings, the group will be considering road trips to cemeteries, historical societies and libraries.
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA SIG.
 
 



Wednesday, June 7
British Isles Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
11:00 am
St Catherine of Sweden on Wildwood Road
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG


Monday, June 12
Eastern Europe SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Northland Public Library
Top ten genealogy goals for 2016: The group wants its members to dsicuss 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


Saturday, June 17
German Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:00 am
Shaler Public Library
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.


Tuesday, June 20
Reflections on Civil War Era Pittsburgh  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Presented by James Wudarczyk.
 
Local historian and author James Wudarczyk has resurrected a number of significant pieces of our heritage from the antebellum period and the dark days of the Civil War.  His address will focus on some largely over-looked events and give us a glimpse of what Pittsburgh was like during the1850s and 1860s. 
 
Wudarczyk, a member of the Lawrenceville Historical Society, is the author of Until the Morning Cometh: Civil War Era Pittsburgh and several other books and articles.  In 2015, he and Joann Cantrell compiled a photographic history titled Lawrenceville for Arcadia books. 


Tuesday, June 27
DNA + Paper Trail = Case Solved!  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
LaRoche College
Presented by Allison Ryall

Autosomal DNA is a common type of genetic testing that many TV commercials advertise, but it cannot stand alone and must be part of a traditional genealogy research in order to solve many brick-wall problems. Come learn how autosomal DNA (atDNA) testing combined with extensive paper research helped to discover the birth parents of an African-American woman who was adopted in Washington, PA, in the 1920s.
 
Allison Ryall, MA, is the Genealogy Specialist for the Orange County Library System and an instructor in Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program and at GRIP.
 
This special presentation will be held at LaRoche College in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's July course offerings.  LaRoche College is located off of Babcock Blvd (MAP) - follow the signs at the top of the hill to the building where this presentation is being held


Wednesday, June 28
Pennsylvania Research Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm
Shaler Public Library
For future meetings, the group will be considering road trips to cemeteries, historical societies and libraries.
More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA SIG.
 
 



Tuesday, July 18
Who's on First? Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
LaRoche College
Presented by Jay Fonkert
 
Who's on First? Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research
Merging or separating identities is a core genealogical problem. Sometimes we find a man/woman of the same name in several different places over time. Other times, we find two easily confounded people in the same place and time. A series of short case studies illustrate the importance of certain identity. 
 
This presentation will be held at LaRoche College in conjunction with the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh's July course offerings.  LaRoche College is located off of Babcock Blvd (MAP) - follow the signs at the top of the hill to the building where this presentation is being held



Tuesday, October 17
Writing and publishing your family history  (Meetings)
6:45 pm
Northland Public Library Meeting Room
Presented by Sharon Castle, this presentation is a case study on her work to publish her family history.