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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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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. If you wish to learn more, we have prepared a two-page history of our organization. Also from 1974, our ABC's of Genealogy 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. Please check back often!

Where is the data?

Our First Families of Western Pennsylvania Ancestors list is now online in the Members section. You can browse the entire list of over 700 names. Reminder...if you are a WPGS member, you must log in to be able to see the members-only records listed on the menu bar. We are also actively working on reformatting the back Quarterly issues for inclusion in the members-only area. Other updates will be coming in the next few weeks!

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April 8
Online & On Target: Making the Most of Internet Genealogy Research
CLP – Main (Oakland) – International Poetry Room, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
With more records becoming available online each year, the Internet is a boon for genealogists. This workshop by Deborah Kapp will help genealogists determine where to find online records they need, how to make the most of existing online family trees, and where to find digitized newspapers. Kapp will ...

May 13
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.

June 10
WPGS Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and FREE Genealogy Conference

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.