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FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)
Thursday, June 29
FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Karen Stanbary, CG, of Chicago, Illinois, “DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box” sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Learn the many different ways DNA test results can confirm and advance your traditional paper trail research through case examples.  Additionally, we will explore the types of DNA tests and the three major testing companies who offer them. Advantages and disadvantages of each company for specific types of research problems will be discussed.



FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)
Thursday, July 20
FREE WPGS Night at GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh)  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, of New York, “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames” sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. This case study will explain how missing, erroneous, and altered records were overcome to identify the parents of an orphan named Jones. Attendees will learn research strategies that they can use to solve their own common-surname problems.  Dr. Jones has over forty years of research and teaching experience, he frequently lectures, teaches, and writes about genealogical methodology. His interests include "blocked" lineages and genealogical problem solving.



Federation of Genealogical Societies
Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies  (Conference)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Reminder: Early Registration ends July 1 at 5:00 p.m.!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this conference.
 
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four-day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.  Check here for program information, speakers qualifications, hotels, special events, and volunteer opportunities.
 



Sunday, September 10
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.



Sunday, October 8
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.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 this international conference, which is a premiere resource for Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian, Rusyn, and German-Bohemian Genealogy.  Watch for details regarding registration and schedule at http://cgsievents.com/2017-conference/
 
Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, current WPGS President-Elect will be presenting Courthouse Research in PA: In the Realm of the Prothonotary and Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania, current WPGS President, 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).



Sunday, November 12
Pittsburgh and World War I  (Meetings)
Pittsburgh and World War I, presented by Elizabeth Williams, author of the book "Pittsburgh in World War I: Arsenal of the Allies." Historian Elizabeth Williams traces the remarkable story of Pittsburgh during the Great War. She is a Pittsburgh native and the college archivist at La Roche College. We anticipate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI in 2017 and will also discuss resources available for research into your WWI ancestors.