Online & On Target: Making the Most of Internet Genealogy Research (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CLP – Main (Oakland) – International Poetry Room, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
With more records becoming available online each year, the Internet is a boon for genealogists. This workshop by Deborah Kapp will help genealogists determine where to find online records they need, how to make the most of existing online family trees, and where to find digitized newspapers. Kapp will also walk genealogists through some of the issues with online records and questions they can ask to verify the information they find. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is requested due to limited space. Please contact the Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154 to register.
Saturday, May 13
Program to be determined (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FREE WPGS Program, open to the public. Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the website, and on our Facebook page.
Saturday, June 10
WPGS Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and FREE Genealogy Conference (Meetings)
Annual Meeting and Election at 10:00 a.m. Conference begins at 10:30 a.m. Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the WPGS website, and on our Facebook page.
Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies (Conference)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Go to www.fgs.org for information about hotel reservations at the Westin Convention Center and the Omni William Penn Hotel, as well as conference details. An online catalog of conference events will be available soon. Information on additional area hotels within a 15 minute walk can be found at http://www.pittsburghcc.com/map.php Watch upcoming WPGS newsletters for details on volunteer opportunities at this conference.
Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference (Conference)
Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
WPGS is a Gold Sponsor for this international conference, which is a premiere resource for Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian, Rusyn, and German-Bohemian Genealogy. Watch for details regarding registration and schedule at http://cgsievents.com/2017-conference/
Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, current WPGS President-Elect will be presenting Courthouse Research in PA: In the Realm of the Prothonotary and Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania, current WPGS President, Rebecca Kichta Miller, will be presenting Creating a Family Archive and Getting and Staying Organized, and member Rich Venezia will be presenting The Aliens are Coming: USCIS Record Sets (Citizenship and Immigration Services).