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4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15213-4007
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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Welcome!

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS
May 9
Session #1 Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Third Floor Conference Room, PA Department, Oakland Branch of CLP
The five-session course presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. features discussions and exercises to connect Ancestry DNA tests to family tree research. Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically,  the Ancestry DNA test now has a database of more than 15 million testers,  making it a valuable tool for genealogy research. ...

May 11
Applying the New Tools on Ancestry DNA to Our Family History Research Ray Jones, Ph.D.
South Wing Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch
Presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. Ancestry DNA has recently begun to test several new features that have some promise in assisting us in our family history research.  In this 90-minute workshop, we will briefly review the amazing potential that a focus on shared matches can generate in a large database of ...

May 11
WPGS Board Meeting
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch