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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.
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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.

February 13
Deadline for March-April Newsletter Input
Please send any genealogical news that is specific to the 26 Western Pennsylvania county region, or any general genealogical news that you think WPGS members may be interested in, to jots@WPGS.org.

February 13
Set Sail for Mayflower Society Membership
Virtual Meeting
Interested in joining the Mayflower Society? Please join as Nancy Larsen, Membership Chair of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (SMDPA), discusses membership eligibility, how to prove one’s lineage to a Mayflower passenger, and how to apply.   Registration information will be posted in early 2021. ...

March 13
Planning a Trip to your Ancestors' Homeland
Virtual Meeting
If you've thought about visiting your ancestral homeland, as a tourist or to further your genealogy research, planning is essential. Barry Atkins will share what he learned from organizing his own trip to Slovakia so that you can start your research and planning now and be ready when it's safe ...