May 2024 NHG Monthly Meeting

Join Sara Cochran for "Who Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census.
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The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on May 20, 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.
 
Full details are available HERE.

May 31 Polish Genealogy Workshop ($$)

Friday, May 31
Polish Genealogy Workshop at Heinz History Center
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost is $40 for General Admission or $20 for Heinz History Center Members
Box lunches available for $16.95 - requires pre-registration
Join North Hills Genealogists (NHG) at the History Center’s first Polish Genealogy Workshop. Volunteers from NHG will be on hand to visit with those who are interested in genealogy and researching their family histories.
 
Genealogy experts Ola Heska and Kinga Urbanska will guide beginner and advanced family historians on a tour of genealogical records available online and in Polish archives.  Attendees will learn about the history of Polish partitions and their impact on genealogical research. Speakers will also reveal where to turn for the largest caches of Polish birth, marriage, and death records available online.
Workshop presentations include:
  • Beginning Polish Genealogy
  • Understanding Records during the Polish Partitions: 1772-1918
  • Finding Polish Records Online: Where to Search
  • Beyond Vital Records: Finding Your Ancestors in Census, Military, School, and Court Records
Museum professionals from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives and representatives from the Archives & Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as other local genealogical and heritage organizations, will be on hand to share insights and best practices with workshop attendees.

Advance registration for the Polish Genealogy Workshop is required. Please register online. Your ticket includes Admission to the museum for the day. The workshop will take place in the Mueller Education center, located on the 5th floor of the Heinz History Center.

For additional questions, please contact programs@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Event will be held at the Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222.
 
 

Eastern European SIG Meeting on June 4th

EASTERN EUROPE SIG: June 4,  6:00 PM
This will be an in-person meeting at Northland Public Library's Board Room.
We will discuss accessing historical newspapers.

June NHG Board Meeting

The June 2024 Board meeting will be held  via Zoom on June 4th at 7PM Eastern Time.  Board meetings are open to all current NHG members. Please click HERE to register for the Zoom meeting. Those attending in person at CAFE CONMINGO IN WEXFORD (directly across Rt 19 from Wexford Plaza, 10 N Meadows Drive) will gather between 6 and 7 for food and socializing.

British SIG - June 10th via Zoom

The next meeting of the British Isles research SIG is on June 10th at 7:00pm Eastern via Zoom.  Click HERE to register for the Zoom meeting. Theme for June 2024 British Isles SIG: Our Ancestors’ Immigration Stories

June 2024 NHG Monthly Meeting

 
MEETING STARTS 6:30 PM
IN-PERSON AT NORTHLAND LIBRARY
 
Join Rick Voight for a hands-on presentation on the VividPix Memory Station at Northland Library 
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.
 
Full details are available HERE.

DNA SIG Meeting June 15th (Zoom)

The Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group will meet On-line (Zoom) at 2:00 PM on June 15th We'll have general discussions and breakouts, trying to answer questions based on the collective experience. Click HERE for Zoom registration information.  More details HERE

German SIG Meeting on June 20th (Zoom)

GERMAN SIG: June 20th 7:00 PM
This will be an Online Zoom meeting - click HERE for Zoom registration information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Additional information about this SIG is available at  GERMAN SIG.
 

July 2024 NHG Monthly Meeting

Join James Beidler for "Exploring Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library.
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The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on Jul 15, 2024. 
This meeting will be held in person at Kearns Spirituality Center and as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
 
Click HERE to register for IN-PERSON at the Kearns Spirituality Center. 

You can register for the online meeting via Zoom HERE. 
 
Full details are available on the events page.
 

August 2024 Monthly Meeting

Join Annette Burke Lyttle for "Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870-1920.
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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.
 
Full details are available HERE.

October 2024 Monthly Meeting

Join Linda Debe for "Exploring Unindexed Records with Family Search Labs: Unlocking Hidden Gems in Genealogical Research." Photo of Linda Debe
 
 
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 to attend in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE
 
Full details are available on the Events page.

November 2024 Monthly Meeting

 
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 to attend in person at Christ Episcopal Church. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE.
 
Full details are available HERE.

Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "NHG LIBRARY" area when you login - the latest edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is available for download by all NHG members.

AmericanAncestors.org at Northland Library

If you have New England ancestors, then the resources available from AmericanAncestors.org are invaluable.  Visitors to Northland Public Library now have access to these databases and other holdings of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, along with the many other genealogy databases already available.  You can use the Northland computers, or bring your own and connect via their WiFi.

Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

Click HERE to view information on Northland Public Library's genealogy collection.  Many of the materials in this collection were donated to Northland by the North Hills Genealogists.

DNA Bootcamp - Online Course for Members

North Hills Genealogists is pleased to provide this series of training from Hi-Def Genealogy as a no-charge benifit to its members. Presented by Mary Eberle and produced by Thomas MacEntee, we believe that you will find this instruction useful and informative in learning the details of Genetic Genealogy and using DNA tests as part of your family history research.  These videos can be watched at any time, as often as you like.  For more details click HERE.

Meeting Handouts

Handouts for many of our meetings are available for download by NHG members after logging into the website and clicking on "NHG LIBRARY" in the left-hand menu.  If you need assistance logging in please send an email to Info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org

NHG @ Heinz History Center


Book Club SIG Meeting
Tuesday - 05/28/2024
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 ...
Polish Genealogy Workshop ($$) Register required
Friday - 05/31/2024
  Cost is $40 for General Admission or $20 for Heinz History Center Members   Box lunches available for $16.95 - requires pre-registration   Join North Hills Genealogists (NHG) at the History Center’s first Polish Genealogy Workshop. Volunteers from NHG will be on hand to visit with those who are ...
Eastern European SIG Meeting
Tuesday - 06/04/2024
The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and Bohemia. We 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 ...