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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15213-4080
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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IT'S MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!

2016-2017 MEMBERSHIP ENDS JUNE 30.  Go to "Join or Renew" to update your membership.


Welcome!

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!


FGS in Pittsburgh

Reminder: Early Registration ends July 1 at 5:00 p.m.!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference at the 
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
 
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.  Check here for program information, speakers qualifications, hotels, special events, and volunteer opportunities.


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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UPCOMING EVENTS
June 29
FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)
LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Karen Stanbary, CG, of Chicago, Illinois, “DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box” sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Learn the many different ways DNA test results can confirm and advance your traditional paper trail research through case examples.  Additionally, we will explore the types of DNA tests ...

July 20
FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)
LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, of New York, “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames” sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. This case study will explain how missing, erroneous, and altered records were overcome to identify the parents of an orphan named Jones. Attendees will learn research ...

August 30
Federation of Genealogical Societies
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Reminder: Early Registration ends July 1 at 5:00 p.m.! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this conference.   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.  Check here for program information, speakers qualifications, hotels, ...