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We hope our new website will enhance your user experience now and in the future. Since 1974, WPGS has been dedicated to the study and preservation of family history in the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. We aim to provide information, connections and resources to enable your family history research. 
In particular, we have been asking ourselves how to better serve and provide value to each and every member. One way we intend to do that is by expanding the content available on our website.  
As we continue to migrate over all of the old files, some with updated behind-the-scenes coding, we anticipate what lies ahead. The plan is to have an evolving, expanding site. Please check back often!

Where is the data?

We are actively working on reformatting the back Quarterly issues for inclusion in the members-only area. Some other data sets (Member Ancestor Charts, etc.) require new customized search coding, and that is underway as well. Announcements will be sent out when each phase is complete.

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February 11
Resources for Genealogy Research at the Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, Oakland, Third Floor Conference Room
A discussion of materials available in the collections of the PA Department and the Library of the Western PA Genealogical Society. Speakers will be Marilyn Cocchiola Holt of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and WPGS volunteers Lois Salvatore and Thomas Milhollan. The class is free and open to the public, ...

March 11
Electrifying Your Family Tree
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, Oakland, Third Floor Conference Room
Bring your laptop or tablet, a stack of your documents, and participate in a hands-on session to learn how to organize and enter your data into a genealogy program. Rebecca Kichta Miller will detail the ins and outs of entering your data into the free version of RootsMagic, the award-winning ...

April 8
Program to be determined

FREE WPGS Program, open to the public.  Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the website, and on our Facebook page.