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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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Mission Statement
The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS) is a non-profit and tax-exempt educational organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists, dedicated to the study and preservation of family history.

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs.

June 8
WPGS Board Meeting
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch

June 22
WPGS Annual Member Meeting and All-Day Seminar
Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium
The speaker for this year's seminar will be Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUFA.  Program schedule: 10:15 – 11:30 AM: The Poor and the Landless. This case study seeks to answer the question “Who were the parents of Margaret Ellen Powell who married Isaac Sayre in Meigs County, Ohio, on 7 November 1869?” ...

June 24
What’s Available at the Pennsylvania Archives?
LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
WPGS is sponsoring Aaron McWilliams for an overview of what’s available at the Pennsylvania Archives. The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of ...