Deadline Sept. 1, 2023 

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & Virtually 

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society welcomes proposals for its 50th Anniversary Conference: “Tracing Our Western Pennsylvania Roots: The Journey of Our Ancestors.” The conference will be held June 21–22, 2024, in Pittsburgh, PA, and virtually. Recordings of presentations will be made available to participants for 30 days. 

WPGS is seeking new presentations from dynamic speakers on the following topics: 

  • Immigration/Migration 
  • Western Pennsylvania Records and Repositories 
  • Methodology 
  • Western Pennsylvania Case Studies 
  • Writing/Organizing Your Research 
  • Religious and/or Ethnic Groups 
  • DNA in genealogy 

Other topics will be considered. Examples in presentations are encouraged to have connections to western Pennsylvania. 

Presentations should be 50 minutes, and allow 10 minutes for questions.

If you have any questions, please contact 

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists dedicated to the study and preservation of family history. Since 1974, WPGS has been dedicated to the study and preservation of family history, mainly in Western Pennsylvania, and aims to provide members with genealogically-related information, connections, and resources to enable your family history research, wherever it may take you.