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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15213-4007
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


UPCOMING EVENTS
September 6
Session 1 - Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family
Third Floor Conference Room in the Pennsylvania Department
WPGS will offer one more series of Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees by Ray Jones starting on Thursday, Sept. 6. The five-session course 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 ...

September 8
Simon Girty and the Turner Cemetery
PA Department's Conference Room on the Third Floor of the Main Branch of CLP
Historical lecture by Dr. Miles S. Richards, President, Elizabeth Township Historical Society (ETHS).  Presenting a talk on Simon Girty and the Turner Cemetery. Girty (1741-1818) was best known for serving as a liaison between the British and their Native American allies during the American Revolution. He originally served with the ...

September 13
Session 2 - Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Third Floor Conference Room in the Pennsylvania Department
Session 2 of Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees by Ray Jones. The course meets at 5:30 pm in the Third Floor Conference Room in the Pennsylvania Department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Oakland branch.   The course is $35 for members of WPGS and $50 for non-members. Registration is required ...