NORTH HILLS GENEALOGISTS FALL CONFERENCE
Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
Our Fall 2014 Genealogy Conference is on Saturday October 25th. This all-day conference features Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG, a nationally recognized genealogy speaker who will present four lectures on Saturday as well as a hands-on workshop Friday evening.
- Churches in Pennsylvania and Their Records
- Colonial Era Migration to Pennsylvania
- It's a Good Thing Mother's GOne: Records from the OTHER side of the Courthouse
- Religious Records: More than Hatchings, Matchings and Dispatchings
From the arrival of English Quaker refugees in the late 17th Century to the Welsh Methodist coal miners of the 19th Century, to the Italian Catholics of the early 20th Century and beyond, the Commonwealth has welcomed a variety of religious perspectives and communities within its borders. We'll discuss records, mindsets and repositories with holdings and resources of interest to Pennsylvania-oriented researchers.
The political and religious forces that fostered the development of Penn's Woods, touching upon the Glorious Rebellion and including migration from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; Germanic Europe, including Switzerland; Swedes in the Lower Counties; discussion of Quakers, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Reformed church communities; and inter-colony migrants from New England to Pennsylvania.
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|By Sept 16||$50||$60|
|After Sept 16||$60||$70|
Registration includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and hand-out materials.
Registration & breakfast begin at 8:00 am, first session begins at 9:00 am. Final session is a Question & Answer session which wraps-up by 3:30
For additional information, including a brochure and a registration form that can be printed out and mailed to us with a check for payment, please visit www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org
Please send Inquiries to Conference@NorthHillsGenealogists.org
The EconoLodge Wexford (107 VIP Drive, Wexford PA 15090) 15 minutes from the conference. Rooms are about $76. Please call the hotel at 724-935-1000. Home2Suites is a new Hilton property about 5 minutes from the conference location, with rooms in the $130 range. Their number is 412-630-8400. There is a variety of hotels in the Cranberry area close to the I76 Turnpike exit.
When & Where
North Hills Genealogists
The North Hills Genealogists is a group of people interested in genealogy and researching their family histories. Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pa., our members have common interests in both the geographic areas north of the city as well as the geographic origins of our ancestors. many of our members also live in the North Hills area.
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of every month except December, starting at 7pm at the Northland Public Library. More details, including driving directions and meeting topics, are on our website at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org. All meetings are free and open to the public. Additional information is also available by emailing INFO@NorthHillsGenealogists.org
The monthly meetings each feature a guest speaker addressing the group on a subject related to genealogy. A "roundtable discussion" is periodically scheduled instead of a lecture, giving each person a chance to ask questions or to tell of a great research breakthrough.
We arrange field trips to repositories and locations such as Washington DC, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Wester Reserve Library in Cleveland, and West Virginia University.
We publish 10 monthly newsletters per year, which includes articles to help you find resources, tips on how to do better genealogy, and announcements of upcoming events. the newsletter is available either electronically via email or in hardcopy via USPS.
Membership dues are $15 year (August through July); back issues of the newsletter are sent to min-year newcomers.