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Western PA Q&A: Allegheny County
Saturday, May 8
Western PA Q&A: Allegheny County  (Monthly Program)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting -- Please see below for link
We're bringing together research experts from several libraries and archives in Allegheny County to answer research questions that are holding up your progress. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how you can use WPGS' Library Research Services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collections, and collections at the University of Pittsburgh's Archives Service Center.
 
If you have questions about where to find certain records, what types of records exist, or any other bricks in the wall, please send your questions to programs@wpgs.org by May 1 for consideration. We may not be able to address all questions during the program, but we'll do our best.
 


Saturday, May 8
WPGS Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Virtual Meeting



Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia
Saturday, June 12
Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia  (Yearly Conference)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting - Please see below for link
Please join us for WPGS' Annual Member Meeting and Program. Here is the schedule of events:
  • 10:00 am-10:30 am -- WPGS Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process, presented by Rich Venezia
  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm -- Session Break
  • 12:30 pm-2:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources, presented by Rich Venezia
Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process: Of Italian descent and think you may qualify for dual citizenship? This how-to aims to break down the process and give you the steps you need to have you on your way to your red passport in no time. We'll discuss eligibility verification, the records needed, and what to expect at your Consulate appointment.
 
Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources: Building on the first lecture, attendees will learn some of the ins and outs of naturalization laws and records. Specifically discussed will be common dual citizenship queries - such as when wives and minor children automatically become US citizens when their husband/father naturalized. Additionally, we'll discuss idiosyncrasies in records in Western PA, and the various record repositories you'll need to engage with for the records necessary for the citizenship process.
 
You will use the same meeting link to access all three sessions. The program will not be recorded.
 
Please register for WPGS Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia on Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM EDT at:
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Wednesday, June 23
Save the Date: Whose Estate is it Any Way! presented by Kelvin Meyers  (Monthly Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting -- link to be posted soon
Hear about the real-life adventures and encounters of a Forensic Genealogist. Hear how the estate is established as valid, and how the resources of the 21st century are used right along with good old-fashioned genealogy to determine the rightful heirs to an unclaimed estate.
 
Mr. Meyers is a fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1996. He is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. He is a founding member for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG), a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, and a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. After being employed for 10 years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Mr. Meyers now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. He also specializes in southern brick wall problems for clients. He is a 1989 and 1990 alumni of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. In 2016 he co-coordinated with J. Mark Lowe, “A Swing Through the South” at SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research). He recently published Research in Texas for NGS' (National Genealogical Society) Research in the States series. Mr. Meyers is also the director of the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR) sponsored by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
 
This program will be free and open to the public as part of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh's (GRIP) evening speaker series. The program is sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.
 
A web link for registration will be added in June when provided by GRIP.



Wednesday, July 14
Save the Date: Angie Bush  (Monthly Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting -- link to be posted soon
Program title coming soon.
 
Angie Bush, MS, is the Region 1 Director for the National Genealogical Society, and the chair of the Genetic Genealogy committee. Her day job is as Genetic Genealogist Researcher with Ancestry ProGenealogists in Salt Lake City. Angie has been interested in her genealogy since she was very young. After college, she spent several years working in biotech while continuing to pursue her genealogy hobby. With the growing popularity and introduction of autosomal DNA testing in 2012, she decided to combine her two loves into one career. Although she spends a lot of time working on recent unknown parentage cases (adoptions, unknown fathers), her favorite type of research to do involves solving decades old “brick-walls” using a combination traditional records and genetic evidence. She is a popular speaker and presenter, and enjoys attending conferences where she can connect with others who share her passion for genealogy. Ms. Bush is a Utah native and lives in Sandy, Utah.
 
This program will be free and open to the public as part of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh's (GRIP) evening speaker series. The program is sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.
 
A web link for registration will be added in June when provided by GRIP.