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Thursday, June 28
"Lost and Found: The Children in Our Family Histories" by Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CG  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Hall of LaRoche College (just follow the signs from the driveway at 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pgh.)
WPGS is sponsoring this FREE evening program at GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh). Victims, heroes, lost, found… those who lived, those who died, those remembered vividly and those known to no-one alive today: they are the littlest members of our family, the children. And from the mundane to the amazing, they all have stories we — as our families’ genealogists — must tell.  This program is FREE and open to the public.  http://www.gripitt.org/evening-programs/

“Writing for Genealogy Publications: An NGSQ Primer” by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG
Thursday, July 26
“Writing for Genealogy Publications: An NGSQ Primer” by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG  (Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Hall at La Roche College (just follow the signs from the driveway at 9000 Babcock Blvd.
WPGS is sponsoring this FREE evening lecture as part of the 2018 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).  Don’t be intimidated when writing up your genealogy to share in publications! Using the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) as an example, this session covers the essentials of preparing an article to submit to a journal of record in the genealogy field, choosing a submission venue, and working with editors to publish the article.  FREE and open to the public. http://www.gripitt.org/evening-programs/

Simon Girty and the Turner Cemetery
Saturday, September 8
Simon Girty and the Turner Cemetery  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
PA Department's Conference Room on the Third Floor of the Main Branch of CLP
Historical lecture by Dr. Miles S. Richards, President, Elizabeth Township Historical Society (ETHS).  Presenting a talk on Simon Girty and the Turner Cemetery. Girty (1741-1818) was best known for serving as a liaison between the British and their Native American allies during the American Revolution. He originally served with the American forces but defected to the British side. He later fought with Native American tribes against American forces. 

Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 31
Watch for a listing of activities throughout the month of October to celebrate Family History Month.  Activities will be sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Kenyatta Berry Coming to Pittsburgh
Saturday, October 20
Kenyatta Berry Coming to Pittsburgh  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 am
Lecture Hall, Main Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Doors open at 10:30AM)
Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, will be in Pittsburgh to promote her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit, A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy.  This event is sponsored by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, sometimes exhilarating waters of finding your ancestors. From how and where to begin, to what records are available online and in repositories. From what to do once you find the information, to how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.
Kenyatta D. Berry is a Professional Genealogist, Entrepreneur and Attorney with over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing. She began her genealogical journey whilst in law school studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. A native of Detroit, Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has deep roots in Detroit, the city her ancestors have lived since the 1920’s.
Kenyatta Berry’s book will be available in August 2018.  If you can’t attend on October 20, you can preorder a copy at https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Toolkit-Comprehensive-Researching/dp/1631582194

Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County
Saturday, November 10
Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
South Wing Reading Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Dr. W. Thomas Mainwaring, chair of the history department at Washington and Jefferson College, will talk about his new book, Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County. The book discusses Washington County's role in the Underground Railroad in the context of national events.