July 2024 NHG Monthly Meeting

Join James Beidler for "Exploring Pennsylvania State Archives and State Library.

Jim Beidler photoThe 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 HERE.
 

It's Membership Renewal Time !

Your annual (August 2024 - July 2025) membership includes our monthly newsletter and discounts on our annual conferences, as well as special content on our website that is Members-Only.  Full details on benefits are in ABOUT US on the menu..
 
                  Join or renew online                         Download a membership form

Volunteers Needed

NHG has a variety of projects and activities under way that help our members - but volunteers are needed to help some of them blossum. Please let us know at Info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org if you'd like to discuss how you might help out.  In particular we're looking for Newsletter Editor(s), a vice-President, and for someone to be our liason with the National Genealogical Society.

August NHG Board Meeting

The August 2024 Board meeting will be held  via Zoom on August 6th 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.

Eastern European SIG Meeting on August 6th

EASTERN EUROPE SIG: August 6,  6:00 PM 
This will be an in-person meeting at Northland Public Library's Board Room.
 Additional information about this SIG is available at EASTERN EUROPE SIG.

British Isles SIG - August 12th via Zoom

The next meeting of the British Isles research SIG is on August 12th at 7:00pm Eastern via Zoom.  Click HERE  to register for the Zoom meeting. Theme for August 2024 British Isles SIG: TBA.  Additional information about this SIG is available at BRITISH ISLES SIG.

German SIG Meeting on August 15th (Zoom)

GERMAN SIG: August 15th 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.
 

August 2024 Monthly Meeting

Join Annette Burke Lyttle for "Migration from Farms to Cities, 1870-1920.
Annette Burke Lyttle photo
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.

North American Festival of Wales

Wednesday, August 28 through Sunday, September 1
($$) Pre-Registration required
The Westin Pittsburgh; 1000 Penn Ave.; Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Join North Hills Genealogists at The Westin Pittsburgh for the North American Festival of Wales! Volunteers from NHG will be on hand to visit with those who are interested in genealogy and researching their family histories.
 
The North American-Welsh organization had it's first gathering in 1929. Their main purpose has been to safeguard and nourish the best of the famed singing traditions of Wales. The organization's mission is to "to preserve, develop and promote our Welsh cultural heritage including, but not limited to, the Gymanfa Ganu, literature, cultural traditions, and to do all such things necessary and proper to accomplish and enhance the same."

For registration costs, accomodations, weekend events, and vendor marketplace hours, please visit https://festivalofwales.org/index.html


SEPT 2024 MONTHLY MEETING

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.
 
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 - 07/23/2024
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 ...
Eastern European SIG Meeting
Tuesday - 08/06/2024
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 ...
British Isles SIG Meeting
Monday - 08/12/2024
  Theme for August 2024 British Isles SIG: Favorite Scottish websites and the information you found If you have any questions, you may email us at BritishSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org to have your name added to the email list for future notifications.    You must register in advance for this meeting (click here).  After registering, you ...