March 2023 Meeting @ KEARNS !

We're In Person Again!
Join Katharine O'Connell for Introduction to Forensic Genealogy.  
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on March 20, 2023.  This will be a hybrid meeting via Zoom with a in-person attendance at Kearns Spiritual Center. You can register for the Zoom meeting  HERE. Click HERE to let us know that you plan on coming in-person to Kearns.
 
Full details and directions to Kearns are available HEREKearns requires proof of Covid vaccination (not boosters).

SPRING 2023 CONFERENCE

Our Spring 2023 conference will be held on March 24 & 25, 2023, featuring Kimberly PowellWe will be holding this hybrid conference both in-person at the Kearn's Spirituality Center and online using Zoom. 
 
Click HERE for more details. To register online click HERE. To download a brochure and hardcopy registration form, click HERE.
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (Sold Out):
Hands-on land platting.  Limited to 30 participants, NHG members only.  Materials will be provided.
SATURDAY LECTURES
  • Using Land records To Solve Genealogical Problems
  • Digging up Land Records Online
  • Those Neighbors Might Be Ancestors! How to Reconstruct Your Ancestor's Neighborhood
  • Mining Tax Records for Genealogical Gold

German SIG Meeting on March 16 (Zoom)

GERMAN SIG: March 16th 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. 
 

Pennsylvania SIG Meeting on March 22nd

PENNSYLVANIA SIG: March 22nd 6:00 PM in person
This will be an in-person meeting in the Shaler Public Library's conference room (2nd floor). More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
 

Eastern European SIG Meeting on April 11th

EASTERN EUROPE SIG:  April 11th at 6:00 PM in person
Please join us at the Northland Library board room (1st floor of the library). Additional information about this SIG is available at EASTERN EUROPEAN SIG.
 

DNA SIG Meeting on April 15th (Zoom)

The Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group will meet On-line (Zoom) at 2:00 PM on April 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
 

April Round-Table Discussion

April 17th will be our Spring Round-Table Discussion
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on April 17, 2023.  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

Writing SIG Meeting on April 19th

WRITING SIG: April 19th at 4:00 PM in person
This will be an in-person meeting in the Shaler North Hills Library's conference room (2nd floor). More details on the group are available at  WRITING SIG 
 

May 2023 Meeting Information

Join Lisa Grazan for How to Get Started Interviewing Family Members and Writing Down Their Stories.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on May 15, 2023. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

June 2023 Meeting Information

Our meeting on June 19, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 

July 2023 Meeting Information

Our meeting on July 10, 2023, will be held in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. 

Please note that this meeting will occur on the second Monday of July as opposed to the typically scheduled third Monday of July.

August 2023 Meeting Information

Join Tyler Stump for Researching Ancestors in Prisons at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on August 21, 2023. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.
 

September 2023 Meeting Information

Join Kristin Britanik for Digging in the Digital Archive: Discovering Your Family's History in Digital Collections. 

 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on September 18, 2023. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available HERE.

October 2023 Meeting Information

Join Adina Newman for Join the FAN Club!: Using Cluster Research to Break Down Your Brickwalls.

 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM on October 16, 2023. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom with a possible in-person component. You can register for this meeting via Zoom HERE. Stay tuned for details regarding whether there will be an in-person component. 
 
Full details are available 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

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.

PhotoDetective Roadshow Recording Available

The updated recording of our September 19th meeting, featuring Maureen Taylor's "PhotoDetective Roadshow" presentation, is now available on our website HERE.   This recording includes material that Maureen was not able to present in person due to difficulties with Zoom.

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.

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.

Northland Library @ Home: Ancestry Ending

Many of the Northland Library's online resources have been available to you at home, including the Ancestry Library Edition.  Check HERE for a full list of what is available through the Allegheny County libraries.  Ancestry Remote access ended on 31DEC21.  

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.

NHG @ Heinz History Center


March Meeting (IN PERSON & ZOOM)
Monday - 03/20/2023
Katharine O'Connell will present "Introduction to Forensic Genealogy."   BACK IN PERSON AT KEARNS! AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM!   Forensic Genealogists do family research for legal reasons. Sometimes that involves DNA, but most often relies on firm documentary evidence. Dr. O’Connell will discuss how she uses her people locating ...
Pennsylvania Research SIG
Wednesday - 03/22/2023
The focus of this group is on research and resources relating to Pennsylvania roots.  Note:  Meetings in winter months are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and/or the Shaler School District cancels classes.   More details on this group are available at PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH SIG
Spring 2023 Genealogy Conference & Workshop with Kimberly Powell
Friday - 03/24/2023
SATURDAY SESSION  TITLES Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins Immigration & Naturalization Laws Throughout US History Board of Special Inquiry Records: Few and Far-Between Military Records and Immigrant Ancestors More details                   Online registration       Brochure and registration form HERE.   ...