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British Genealogy Workshop

North Hills Genealogists

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

British Genealogy Workshop

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NHG Member Registration Jul 20, 2019 $20.00 $2.85
NHG Non-Member Registration + 1 year membership Jul 20, 2019 $30.00 $3.46
Box Lunch - Café Turkey Sandwich
Box lunch from Panera: Café Turkey Sandwich
Jul 20, 2019 $13.00 $2.43
Box Lunch - Café Ham and Cheese Sandwich   more info Jul 20, 2019 $13.00 $2.43
Box lunch - Café Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (Vegetarian)   more info Jul 20, 2019 $13.00 $2.43
Box lunch - Seasonal Mix Greens Salad (Gluten Free and Vegetarian)   more info Jul 20, 2019 $13.00 $2.43

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Researching British Ancestors with Melissa A. Johnson, CG

Introduction to British Genealogy Research

Learn the basics about how to research ancestors from the United Kingdom using indexes and records available online and at overseas repositories. This lecture covers civil registration, census records, wills, parish registers, military records, and other key sources.


Beyond the Basics: British Genealogy Research

Solving difficult genealogical problems and learning more about the lives of British and Welsh ancestors is dependent upon knowledge of less frequently used record sets. This lecture covers how to access and use federal records from The National Archives, court records throughout England and Wales, tax lists, immigration and emigration records, parish chest records, and resources available locally at county record centers and local history libraries.


Case Studies in British Genealogy

This session presents several case studies spanning multiple time periods in British history. Each case is resolved using a different methodology and a variety of relevant sources.


Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Problems

Discover more about using DNA to solve problems and break through genealogical brick walls. This lecture covers how to use autosomal DNA, shared DNA matches, targeted testing plans, X-DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA, and will use several case studies to demonstrate how difficult research problems can be solved with the help of DNA.



Melissa A. Johnson, CG, is a New Jersey-based board-certified genealogist specializing in genealogical research from the colonial period to the present; family history writing, editing, and publishing; using DNA in genealogical research; and forensic genealogy. She focuses on researching families with roots in New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the British Isles. Melissa is an instructor in the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program, and also teaches at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research. She also owns and operates the New Jersey Family History Institute, which runs virtual and in person courses and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.  



Saturday, 20 July 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration Opens at 10:00 AM


Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116

$20 for NHG members
$30 for non-members (includes 2019-2020 membership)

Box lunch available for additional $13

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Shaler North Hills Library
1822 Mt Royal Blvd
Glenshaw, PA 15116

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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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  All meetings are free and open to the public.  Additional information is also available by emailing


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, Western 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).


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