Fall 2013 Genealogy Conference
Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Allison Park, PA
NORTH HILLS GENEALOGISTS FALL CONFERENCE
F. Warren Bittner, CG
Our Fall 2013 Genealogy Conference is on Saturday October 26th. This all-day conference features F. Warren Bittner, a nationally recognized genealogy speaker who will present four lectures:
- Complex Evidence: What it is, How it Works, Why it Matters
- “Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick So the Animals Don’t Get Worms” Reading for Historical Context
- Secrets of Success with FamilySearch.org
- Exhausting Research to Find an Impossible Immigrant
Genealogists’ goals are to establish identity and prove relationships; for many cases complex evidence is the ONLY way to do this. Using multiple sources, follow a case study by weighing the evidence to solve a complex problem.
Read to understand your ancestors in their own world on their own terms. Learn how to find books about the cultural, political, social, and occupational lives of your ancestors. See examples from some fascinating books and learn the origin of the title quote.
The free website FamilySearch.org has many facets of records, resources, and teaching tools. Learn the intricacies of the FamilySearch Catalog which lists resources available through Family History Centers. The website also has an online wiki which provides invaluable interactive help, and over 500 video lessons. Learn how to use each facet efficiently.
See how the principle of “Reasonably Exhaustive Research” is used to find a “brick wall” immigrant family despite repeated dead ends and misleading clues. Can you guess how the search will turn out?
Registration includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and hand-out materials.
Early-bird registration deadline is 17-Sep-2013
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
F. Warren Bittner, CG
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.