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April 12, 2014

The National Archives Mid-Atlantic Branch at Philadelphia
Jefferson Moak, Archivist
Information on the collections available at and services provided by the National Archives at Philadelphia which maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating from 1789 to the present. Information on the collections available at and services provided by the National Archives at Philadelphia which maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating from 1789 to the present.

10:00 a.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Carnegie Museum/Library Parking Garage for $5. For more information, call 412-687-6811.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall
Main Library, Oakland
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


May 10, 2014
The Library of Congress Chronicling America: The Penn State Newspaper Project
Presented by: Karen Morrow, Project Manager for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project and Sue Kellerman, Head of the Digitization and Preservation Department at the Penn State University Libraries.

Historic newspapers, if one can find them, may provide interesting tidbits of information about the daily lives of our ancestors. At this presentation, we will learn how and where to find online collections of digitized historic Pennsylvania newspapers that are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere. They will also demonstrate how to navigate the basic browse and search features of each collection.

10:00 a.m.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Carnegie Museum/Library Parking Garage for $5. For more information, call 412-687-6811.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall
Main Library, Oakland
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


June 14, 2014
WPGS 40th Anniversary Celebration
We welcome you to join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Buffet luncheon. Registration required by Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Please see the 40th Anniversary Flyer for more information and to register.

12:00 p.m.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
419 S. Dithridge Street, Oakland




More Upcoming Meeting Datess

WPGS meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month from September through June (except December and January). There are also no WPGS public meetings in July and August.

September 13, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 8, 2014