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Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees (5 Sessions)
Thursday, September 26 through Thursday, October 24
Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees (5 Sessions)  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
WPGS will once again offer the popular course Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. The five-session course will be offered Thursday evenings, Sept. 26-Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh. Participants should plan to attend all five sessions. 
 
The course features discussions and exercises for participants to connect Ancestry DNA tests to their family tree research. Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically, the Ancestry DNA test has a database of more than 15 million testers, making it a valuable tool for genealogy research. Participants should have a desire to build their own family trees and genealogy research using the Ancestry DNA test and be motivated to be active participants in discussions and exercises to help their classmates do the same. There is no required textbook for the course, but Jones recommends The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger for information about the science behind genetic genealogy.
 
The cost is $35 for WPGS members and $50 for non-members. Advance registration is required. To register for this course, please call CLP’s Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154. Payment to be made by check at the first session.



Best Practice in Digitizing Photos
Saturday, October 19
Best Practice in Digitizing Photos  (Training)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
REcollection Studio, 3rd Floor, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Interested in digitizing your family photos, but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics, and best practices, of creating digital copies of your family mementos. This session is intended for beginners and will explain the process of digitization, what different file types mean and what works best for your needs, and some options for storing your digitized materials. 

 

The REcollection Studio is the Library’s DIY digitization lab. Patrons can use the studio to digitize photographs, documents, slides, books (and anything else that can be laid flat), as well as audio cassettes and VHS cassettes. There are walk-in hours for the studio, but appointments are recommended to ensure patrons have enough time to finish their projects. 

 

Registration is required due to limited space in the studio.

Please call 412-622-3154 to register. 



Making Sense of Old German
Tuesday, October 22
Making Sense of Old German  (Training)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Ever wondered why old German handwriting and printing are so particularly challenging? German has some unique reasons that make deciphering and understanding it an extra challenge….and extra frustrating for people researching German family history and genealogy. Join Pamela Israel and Stefan Israel from "Unlock Your History" as they dig into a bit of history and some tips for deciphering those old letters, birth certificates and more. 

 

FREE.  No registration required. 



Best Practices for Digitizing Family Files
Tuesday, October 29
Best Practices for Digitizing Family Files  (Training)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
REcollection Studio, CLP-Main, Third Floor, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Interested in digitizing your family photos, but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics, and best practices, of creating digital copies of your family mementos. This session is intended for beginners and will explain the process of digitization, what different file types mean, what works best for your needs, and some options for storing your digitized materials. 

 

The REcollection Studio is the Library’s DIY digitization lab. Patrons can use the studio to digitize photographs, documents, slides, books (and anything else that can be laid flat), as well as audio cassettes and VHS cassettes. There are walk-in hours for the studio, but appointments are recommended to ensure patrons have enough time to finish their projects. 

 

Registration is required due to limited space in the studio.

Please call 412-622-3154 to register. 



Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, October 30
Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics  (Training)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
JCEC Computer Lab, 2nd Floor, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

There’s more to Ancestry.com’s genealogy resources than a simple search box. Special collections may contain the information you need to solve family mysteries. Continue your investigation into your family’s past with this intermediate workshop.  

 

Registration is requested due to limited space.

Please call 412-622-3154 to register. 




Saturday, November 9
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome. 



Saturday, February 8, 2020
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome.



Saturday, March 14, 2020
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome.  Reminder:  This is St. Patrick's Parade Day in Pittsburgh!



Saturday, April 11, 2020
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome.



Saturday, May 9, 2020
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome.



Saturday, June 13, 2020
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch
Members are welcome.