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The North Hills Genealogists is a group of people interested in genealogy and in researching their family histories. Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania our members have common interests in the geographic areas north of the city. Many of our members also live in that area. We publish a monthly newsletter (except for December or July), which is indexed in PERSI. It includes articles to help you find resources, tips on how to do better genealogy, announcements of upcoming genealogical events, and both member and non-member queries. Dues are $15 per year (August through the following July). Back issues of the newsletter will be sent to mid-year newcomers. Please visit http://www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org to download a membership form.

As well as our monthly meetings, we have six Special Interest Groups which hold regular meetings on the following topics, and which are listed on our Meetup calendar (click the links for more details on each group):

DNA Genetic Genealogy Group ( https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=75 )
Pennsylvania Research (http://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=45 (http://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=44))
German Research ( http://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=44 )
British Isles Research (http://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=46 (http://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=44))
Eastern European Research ( https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=50 )
Writing Group ( https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=60 )

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Clinical Tips to Manage Uncomfortable Conversations about Surprising DNA

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Our July meeting will be held virtually using Zoom, in conjunction with the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Karen Stanbury will present "Clinical Tips to Manage Uncomfortable Conversations about Surprising DNA Test Results."

Our July meeting will be held on July 11th, the second Monday of the month, as opposed to our normally scheduled third Monday of the month.

Karen, trained in advanced psychotherapy techniques with 30 years of clinical practice, helps people manage negative emotions upon receiving unexpected news. Karen offers tips to reduce stress and change the outcome of difficult conversations about unexpected DNA results. The tips are designed to change the cognitive frame from a discussion of rights to a discussion of respect and resiliency. Karen includes recommendations about ethically obtaining informed consent.

Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®, BCG Trustee, is an author and national lecturer focusing on topics related to using genetic evidence correlated with documentary evidence to solve genealogical brick walls. A Chicago local, she holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago and has completed advanced graduate study in Social Anthropology at the Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico. Her genealogical practice specializes in Midwestern U.S., Chicago, and Mexican research as well as complex problem-solving, unknown parentage, and DNA analysis. She is a coordinator and faculty member at IGHR, and SLIG. She is a faculty member at GRIP. She received the NGSQ Award for Excellence for her complex evidence case study incorporating traditional documentary research and autosomal DNA analysis in the June 2016 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Most recently, she published “Drowning in DNA? The Genealogical Proof Standard Tosses a Lifeline” in Debbie Parker Wayne’s book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies. She holds the credential Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a Trustee and is chair of the standing DNA Committee.

Genealogy Research Working Group: Karen Stanbury Watch Party

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The Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group will meet IN PERSON at 7**:00 PM on July 11th** . The meeting will be a "Watch Party" for the group to watch Karen Stanbury's Zoom presentation "Clinical Tips to Manage Uncomfortable Conversations about Surprising DNA Test Results" and discussing what she presents. Her presentation is in conjunction with GRIP; more details can be found at www.GRIPitt.org/evening-programs and HERE.

The meeting will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 5910 Babcock Blvd (entrance is on Browns Lane just past the stoplight). PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING IN PERSON

The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=106

Eastern European Genealogy Interest Group

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Focus will be on building a spreadsheet of our ancestor's Surnames, and their ancestral villages. Where is the village located: country, region? How did you find it? What records are available? How did you learn this? And anything else you would like to add to assist our members in their research.

This SIG concentrates on genealogy research of eastern European ancestors. More details at https://northhillsgenealogists.org Please be sure to register at this Zoom link to receive the link for joining the meeting:

Genealogy Research Working Group

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The Research Workshop SIG enables participants to set aside time for conducting their research in a social setting with the ability to bounce ideas off of the other attendees. Please preregister below, and be ready to work on your latest research project! Contact the SIG at [masked] with questions or add your name to the mailing list for future notifications

The Special Interest Groups are a North Hills Genealogists Members-Only benefit - you can join NHG here: https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=106


Past events (395)

Pennsylvania Research Genealogy Interest Group

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