What we're about

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 )

Upcoming events (5)

Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

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Small Group Discussions on Ethics and Genetic Genealogy

The DNA SIG has had some interesting discussions over matters related to ethics. The use of genetic information in genealogy research requires a strong attention to stewardship, as the information that is used in this research is sensitive and has the potential to have profound negative consequences on people if not approached in a responsible manner. We will break into our small groups to discuss some scenarios pertaining to access to genetic genealogy information, the disclosure of personal information and privacy concerns. SIG members are also encouraged to raise examples of ethical issues that they have encountered in their research or matters that they have read about. The goal of this session is to share some best practices on how to recognize when these issues arise in our research and develop a constructive approach toward addressing these challenges

Checking in on Our Genetic Genealogy Research - Small Group Discussions Using Zoom's Breakout Rooms. Please be sure to click the Zoom registration link so that you received the Join Meeting URL via email

Census Tools, Writing and Google My Maps, Oh My!

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Census Tools, Writing and Google My Maps, Oh My! Ever wonder what to do with all that data you've collected? Join Linda Debe and Dave George for a night of sharing strategies.

Dave George and Linda Debe will each separately present tools they have utilized to gather, organize, analyze and share their genealogy research. Dave has begun a narrative using a family heirloom as a springboard. Linda has developed a Census spreadsheet to track her ancestors and has utilized Google My Maps to visualize and explore areas where they lived.

German Genealogy Interest Group

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This SIG concentrates on genealogy research of German ancestors. More details at https://northhillsgenealogists.org/cpage.php?pt=44

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:

Past events (347)

Eastern European Genealogy Interest Group

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