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Saturday, May 12
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Session 1 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connecting  Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Thursday, May 17
Session 1 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania Room, Third Floor, Carnegie Library Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  This five-session 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. Students 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.  See the attached flyer for details. Instructor:  Ray Jones.   
 
NOTE:  This series is a repeat of the March-April sessions, NOT a continuation.


Session 2 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Thursday, May 24
Session 2 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania Room, Third Floor, Carnegie Library Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  This five-session 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. Students 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.  See the attached flyer for details. Instructor:  Ray Jones.
 
NOTE:  This series is a repeat of the March-April sessions, NOT a continuation.


Session 3 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Thursday, May 31
Session 3 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania Room, Third Floor, Carnegie Library Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  This five-session 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. Students 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.  See the attached flyer for details. Instructor:  Ray Jones.   
 
NOTE:  This series is a repeat of the March-April sessions, NOT a continuation.



Session 4 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Thursday, June 7
Session 4 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania Room, Third Floor, Carnegie Library Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  This five-session 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. Students 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.  See the attached flyer for details. Instructor:  Ray Jones.   
 
NOTE:  This series is a repeat of the March-April sessions, NOT a continuation.


2018 ALL- DAY SPRING SEMINAR - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, June 9
2018 ALL- DAY SPRING SEMINAR - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  (Seminar)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Carnegie Museu of Art, MOA Theater, 440 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The day will begin with the WPGS Annual Meeting and election of Officers, followed by our speaker, Lisa Alzo.  For her biographical information, see her website at https://www.lisaalzo.com/.  Ms. Alzo will speak on:
  • Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present, and Future.  
  • Websites You Might Be Missing.  
  • The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History.  
See the attached flyer for details on these sessions.
Everyone is on their own for lunch.  Options in the building include The Café Carnegie (accepts reservations) and the Fossil Fuels Café (casual) https://cmoa.org/visit/dining/.  There are many lunch options on S. Craig Street within a one-two block walk from the Museum entrance, including Union Grill, Ali Baba, Lulu’s Noodles and across from the Library entrance is The Porch at Schenley.  All-day weekend parking at the Museum parking lot is $7.00.  Museum and parking map can be found at https://cmoa.org/visit/directions-maps-parking/


Session 5 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
Thursday, June 14
Session 5 of 5 Genetic Genealogy: Connnecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees  (Seminar)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania Room, Third Floor, Carnegie Library Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.  This five-session 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. Students 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.  See the attached flyer for details. Instructor:  Ray Jones.   
 
NOTE:  This series is a repeat of the March-April sessions, NOT a continuation.


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/