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2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies
Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies  (Conference)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this conference.
 
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is the local host for this prestigious genalogical conference.  Check here for program information, speakers qualifications, hotels, special events, and volunteer opportunities.
 



Saturday, September 9
The Life of Philander C. Knox  (Meetings)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Library - Third Floor Conference Room
The Life of Philander C. Knox, presented by Dr. Miles S. Richards.  Dr. Richards discusses the life and career of Philander Chase Knox: lawyer, bank director and politician who served as United States Attorney General, a Senator from Pennsylvania and Secretary of State. Born in Brownsville, PA, he served in the Cabinet under three presidents.  Dr. Richards is a retired professor and currently serves as President of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society.



Saturday, October 7
OCTOBER IS FAMILY HISTORY MONTH  (Meetings)
Watch for special Family History Month events in the September-October issue of the Jots, on the WPGS Facebook page, and on the WPGS website.


Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference  (Conference)
Pittsburgh International Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
WPGS is a Gold Sponsor for the CGSI 16th Genealogical and Cultural Conference, October 17-21, 2017. This international conference is a premiere resource for Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian, Rusyn, and German-Bohemian Genealogy. Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, current WPGS President will be presenting Courthouse Research in PA: In the Realm of the Prothonotary and Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania, current WPGS President-Elect, Rebecca Kichta Miller, will be presenting Creating a Family Archive and Getting and Staying Organized, and member Rich Venezia will be presenting The Aliens are Coming: USCIS Record Sets (Citizenship and Immigration Services). Go to  https://www.cgsievents.com   for more information, schedule, and hotel reservations.



Saturday, November 11
Pittsburgh and World War I (Monthly Program)  (Meetings)
10:00 am
Lecture Hall, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh and World War I, will be presented by Elizabeth Williams, author of the book Pittsburgh in World War I: Arsenal of the Allies. An historian and archivist, Williams traces the remarkable story of Pittsburgh during the Great War. She is a Pittsburgh native and worked at numerous local archives, including the Heinz History Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, Duquesne University, and most recently, La Roche College. She welcomed her first child in 2016 and has since focused on raising her daughter and conducting research for future projects. With the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I this year, the program will also discuss resources available for research into your WWI ancestors.
 
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.