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Saturday, March 11
Electrifying Your Family Tree  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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 genealogy software that makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy.  The class is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.  Please call the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154 to register.  Once you are registered, e-mail jots@wpgs.org for pre-program preparation and/or more information.



Saturday, April 8
Program to be determined  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FREE WPGS Program, open to the public.  Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the website, and on our Facebook page.



Saturday, May 13
Program to be determined  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FREE WPGS Program, open to the public.  Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the website, and on our Facebook page.



Saturday, June 10
WPGS Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and FREE Genealogy Conference  (Meetings)
Annual Meeting and Election at 10:00 a.m.  Conference begins at 10:30 a.m.  Watch for details and venue in upcoming newsletters, on the WPGS website, and on our Facebook page.



Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies  (Conference)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Go to www.fgs.org for information about hotel reservations at the Westin Convention Center and the Omni William Penn Hotel, as well as conference details.  An online catalog of conference events will be available soon.  Information on additional area hotels within a 15 minute walk can be found at http://www.pittsburghcc.com/map.php   Watch upcoming WPGS newsletters for details on volunteer opportunities at this conference.



Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference  (Conference)
Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
WPGS is a Gold Sponsor for this international conference, which is a premiere resource for Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian, Rusyn, and German-Bohemian Genealogy.  Watch for details regarding registration and schedule at http://cgsievents.com/2017-conference/
 
Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, current WPGS President-Elect will be presenting Courthouse Research in PA: In the Realm of the Prothonotary and Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania, current WPGS President, Rebecca Kichta Miller, will be presenting Creating a Family Archive and Getting and Staying Organized, and member Rich Venezia will be presenting The Aliens are Coming: USCIS Record Sets (Citizenship and Immigration Services).