Due to the closure of the Kearns Spirituality Center and LaRoche University, our monthly meeting on Monday March 16 has been cancelled. Similarly, the following March SIG meetings & Workshops have been cancelled:
DNA  (March 21 & April 4)
WRITING (March 21)
Our planned April 20th "Roundtable" meeting will instead be a virtual meeting with the archivists from Chatam University and CMU who had been scheduled for March 24th.  More details on accessing that meeting will be posted soon.

Northland Library Lock-in April 24

Back again by popular demand! Northland Library and the North Hills Genealogists are teaming up for another After Hours Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, April 24 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.  This evening of hands-on research requires general computer skills as you will search for your ancestors using online databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and more. Research volunteers will be on hand to help.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  Click HERE to register.

DNA Bootcamp

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.

Radio Interview with Amy & Elissa

Amy Arner and Elissa Scalise Powell were recently interviewed by Jonny Hartwell from 3WS radio about our upcoming Spring Conference, as well as the other activities of NHG and genealogy research in general.  Click HERE to listen.

Your Membership Includes...

Your annual (August 2020 - July 2021) membership includes our
monthly newsletter and discounts on our annual conferences.

Special Interest Groups

NHG has organized geographic Special Interest Groups for: British Isles, Eastern Europe, and Pennsylvania.  We also have 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. 

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's genealogy collection.

Beginner's Packet Now Available to NHG Members

Be sure to visit the "Member's Only Download" area when you login - the 2018 edition of the Genealogical Beginner's Packet is available for download by all NHG members.

We've Moved!

The North Hills Genealogists has moved it's monthly meetings to a larger facility capable of handling our continuing growth.  The Kearns Spirituality Center (MAP) is on the campus of the Sisters of Divine Providence, adjacent to the campus of La Roche University, less than 10 minutes away from Northland Library.   Our meetings are now being held on the third Monday of each month. DRIVING DIRECTIONS On Babcock Blvd between Duncan and Cumberland turn at the Providence Blvd traffic light towards the campus.  At the third stop sign turn left, then at the second stop sign turn into the parking lot.  Follow "Family History" signs and parking lot attendant's directions to entrance.

NHG In The News - KDKA "Pittsburgh Live"

Watch Rich Venezia and our 2019 conference speaker Blaine Bettinger on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live!
Click on "In The News" on the left menu to view or listen to past interviews.

NHG In The News - WDVE Interview

Listen to Sean McDowell interview Amy Arner and Ray Jones on WDVE's Sunday morning public interest program!  They will talk about NHG, genetic genealogy, and research tips.  Click HERE to see other NHG In The News programs.

"Share A Website"

A new feature in our "LINKS" section is Member Suggested Websites. These are links shared by NHG members.  These are websites that members have found to be helpful in their family research.  Cards are available at the monthly NHG meetings for submitting sites to be added to this part of our website.  Click HERE to go directly to these links.

**CANCELED** Writing Your Genealogy Special Interest Group
Saturday - 04/11/2020
The NHG Writing 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 at the Shaler North Hills Library at 2:00 pm in the Yates Room of the Shaler Library.  The address is 1822 Mt Royal ...
Local University Research: An Evening with CMU and Chatham University's Archivists
Monday - 04/20/2020
Join two local university's archivists to learn more about researching in their collections and how to learn about ancestors who may have attended. Even if your relatives didn't attend these specific universities, this lecture will help to contextualize what type of records might be found in archives and special collections ...
**CANCELLED* Library Lock-in
Friday - 04/24/2020
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 ...