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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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We hope our new website will enhance your user experience now and in the future. Since 1974 WPGS has been dedicated to the study and preservation of family history in the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. We aim to provide information, connections and resources to enable your family history research. 
In particular, we have been asking ourselves how to better serve and provide value to each and every member.. One way we intend to do that is by expanding the content available on our website.  As we continue to migrate over all of the old files, some with updated behind-the-scenes coding, we anticipate what lies ahead. The plan is to have an evolving, expanding site. Please check back often!


August 13
Board Meeting
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main
Conference Room, Pennsylvania Department, Third Floor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch in Oakland.  All members are welcome.

September 10
The Lochry Massacre of 1781
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch
Dr. Miles Richards presenting. Free and open to the public.

October 8
"Pittsburgh 200:" Pittsburgh in 1816
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch
Marilyn Holt, head of Pennsylvania Department of CLP, presenting. Free and open to the public.