RootsTech 2016 Live Video

The annual RootsTech conference, sponsored by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other genealogy companies, is being held from February 3-6 in Salt Lake City.  Many of the sessions, including keynote addresses, are streamed live from the website, and then made available for viewing from the RootsTech archives - often within hours of the original presentation.  You can view selected RootsTech 2015 sessions here. Some of the 2016 sessions being streamed are (time are Mountain Time - add 2 hours for Eastern Time!)
Feb 4
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. MST
Thursday General Session
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. MST
7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST
Best Websites and Apps for Local History
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST
What’s New in Family Tree in 2016
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MST
Virtual Family Reunions
Feb 5
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MST
Friday General Session
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. MST
RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST
Proven Methodology for Using Google for Genealogy
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST
Finding Elusive Records on
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MST
My Ancestors Are from Britain—What Do I Do Next?
Feb 6
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MST
Saturday General Session
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. MST
Photos—Emerging Technologies in Photography
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST
Become a Master Searcher on Ancestry
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST
Homespun and Calico: Researching our Foremothers
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MST
Using the Genealogical Proof Standard for Success

Special Interest Groups

NHG has organized Special Interest Groups for: Germany, British Isles, Eastern Europe, and Pennsylvania.  We also have a new Interest Group focused on Writing Your Family Story. These groups meet outside of the regular North Hills Genealogists meetings, and focus on their specific areas of interest.  Please click on Special Interest Groups along the left of this page for details and meeting times and locations.  The NHG Board is planning another group for 2016 focused on Beginning Genealogy topics.   Please contact us at info@NorthHillsGenealogists if you are interested.

NHG In the News

Listen to Amy Arner and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, as they discuss NHG, our Fall Conference, and genealogy in general with WDVE (FM102.5) personality Sean McDowell.  The interview aired at 7:00AM on Sean's Sunday morning public-service show on Oct 18th.
Click HERE to view Amy Arner's Labor Day interview on KDKA TV.
Click HERE to read the North Journal front-page article about our Fall Conference

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!

1790 Project

The "1790 Project" is an exciting study of the lives and descendents of the original 37 heads of houshold in what is now the North Hills.  Rich Hayden is organizing this work.  More details are at 1790 project.

Membership Info

Your annual (August-July) membership includes our monthly newsletter. 

Northland Public Library Genealogy Books

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

Eastern Europe SIG
Monday - 02/15/2016
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 ...
Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish
Tuesday - 02/16/2016
Back to Basics:  Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish Want to write your family’s story but don’t know where to begin?  In this webinar, presented by professional writer, Lisa Alzo M.F.A., you’ll learn the basics of crafting a compelling family history narrative in simple, manageable ...
German Research Special Interest Group
Saturday - 02/20/2016
More details on this group are available at GERMAN SIG.