January Meeting Information

January's meeting with Blaine Bettinger speaking on Genetic Genealogy and explaining the ethnicity estimates that we get from the DNA testing companies will be an excellent opportunity for all of us to expand our knowledge about using our test results.  We will have a live remote connection with Blaine, including an interactive Q&A session at the end, and are expecting a large turn-out. We are cooperating with the Cranberry Genealogy Club to provide an alternate location where you can attend Blaine's presentation.  They will be meeting at the Cranberry Municipal Center on Rochester Road (map).  In order to make all of this work, Blaine will begin speaking promptly at 6:45pm.


NHG In The News - KDKA

Watch Rich Venezia and Linda Loewer on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live - view this month's interview HERE


Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "Member's Only Download" area when you login - the 2017 edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is now available for download by all NHG members.


Special Interest Groups (New DNA SIG!)

NHG has organized Special Interest Groups for: Germany, British Isles, Eastern Europe, and Pennsylvania.  We also have an Interest Groups focused on Writing Your Family Story, and on DNA & Genetic Genealogy.  Please click on Special Interest Groups along the left of this page for details and meeting times and locations. These groups meet outside of the regular North Hills Genealogists meetings, and focus on their specific areas of interest. 


2018 Spring Conference

Our 2018 Genealogy Conference will be held on March 23rd & 24th at the Columbian Room (Knights of Columbus) in Wexford, with John Philip Colletta, PhD, as the featured speaker. John will present a full day of lectures on Saturday, along with a Friday afternoon lecture in coordination with Aaron McWilliams.  Aaron is a reference archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives, and will also present a Friday evening lecture.  For all the details, please click on "2018 Conference" menu item at the left.
For a copy of the registration form click HERE
For a copy of the conference brochure, click  
HERE
Online registration with credit card payment is available HERE 
 
 


December Social Notes

This year's December Social event was held at the Heinz History Center's genealogy collection, with special tours and presentations by archivist Sierra Green.  What a great time!


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Your annual (August 2017 - July 2018) membership includes our monthly newsletter and discounts on our annual conferences.
 
 
 


NHG at FGS 2017

A big "Thank-You" to all of the volunteers who made our booth at the FGS conference a success! 
North Hills Genealogists booth at FGS 2017 conference North Hills Genealogists though the years
North Hills Genealogists at FGS 2017 conference
 
  


NHG In the News - WDVE

Listen to Amy Arner and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, as they discuss NHG, our Spring 2017 Conference, and genealogy in general with WDVE personality Sean McDowell.  This interview aired at 7:00 AM on Sean's Sunday morning public-service show on Mar 12th.
 
Click HERE to view Amy Arner's 2015 Labor Day interview on KDKA TV.

For more NHG IN THE NEWS click HERE


War of 1812 Pension Fund Wrap-up

 
A check from North Hills Genealogists for $2150 was delivered to FGS President Joshua Taylor and War of 1812 Preserve the Pension Fund chair David Rencher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in their exhibit booth at the National Genealogical Society conference in St. Charles, MO.  This represented contributions from our members of $1075, which was matched by NHG.  That amount will in turn be matched by FGS and other organizations, bringing the total value of the contributions to close to $10,000.  What a great show of support from our group!
   


Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

Click HERE to view information on Northland's genealogy collection.


Pennsylvania Research Special Interest Group
Wednesday - 01/24/2018
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. Note: There will be no meetings July 2017 August 2017 and December 2017    
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group
Saturday - 01/27/2018
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the use of DNA and Genetic Genealogy in our research projects.  More details on the group are available at DNA SIG. This group is being led by Ray Jones, PhD. At the January meeting we will review and discuss Blaine Bettinger's presentation on DNA Ethnicity ...
British Isles Research Special Interest Group
Wednesday - 02/07/2018
This Interest Group focuses specifically on the British Isles.  More details on the group are available at BRITISH ISLES SIG