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Writing the Story of Another
Saturday, February 9
Writing the Story of Another  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, South Wing Reading Room
We all have heard great stories and we all have said: "Why doesn't someone write that down?" Well, you could be the one to do it! Learn more at the WPGS February program.
 
For those of us who write anything at all—whether it is in business or for ourselves, there are a few extra things to keep in mind when writing the story of another. Richard Haverlack, author of Paths of the Heart: Writing Stories Told at Life's End, will share his experiences writing stories and memoirs to help genealogists start crafting the stories of their families.
 
As a volunteer for the Good Samaritan Hospice, Mr. Haverlack works with patients to capture and craft compelling, and sometimes poignant, stories they want to tell others. Some leave these as life stories for their families - legacies for the future. Others take the opportunity to give heartfelt advice, frequently to children or grandchildren, and many simply have delightful stories they want everybody to hear.
 
This WPGS session is free and open to the public, with no registration required.  Please note that this program will be held in the South Wing Reading Room beginning at 10:30 AM, with the doors to the Library opening at 10:00 AM.


Saturday, February 9
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch



What's New In Irish Family History Research
Saturday, March 9
What's New In Irish Family History Research  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
South Wing Reading Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, 15213

Many family history researchers have been frustrated and given up finding their Irish ancestors, whether in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. The consensus has been for many years that all searching will do is lead to a headache and a dead end. Rebecca Kichta Miller will provide the details to show you how to methodically search the newest resources, whether online or in repositories that will require travel, or at least correspondence. Then, she will provide information on how to locate the present-day resources to find those long-lost Irish ancestors.This program will also include updated material from the "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" program she presented on March 8, 2014, program and is free and open to the public.



Saturday, March 9
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch


Finding Your Irish Roots
Monday, March 11
Finding Your Irish Roots  (Meetings)
6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Lower Level, Butler Area Public Library, 218 N McKean Street, Butler, PA 16001

Many have been frustrated and given up finding their Irish ancestors, whether in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. The consensus has been for many years that all searching will do is lead to a headache and a dead end. Rebecca Kichta Miller will provide details to learn how to methodically search the newest resources, whether online or in repositories that will require travel, or at least correspondence. Then, she will show you how to locate the present-day resources to find those long-lost Irish ancestors.

 

This program is provided courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society for the Butler County Genealogical Society and is free and open to the public.




Saturday, April 13
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch



Saturday, May 11
WPGS Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Department Conference Room, Third Floor, CLP Main Branch



Saturday, June 8
WPGS Member Meeting and All-Day Conference  (Conference)
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location and schedule to be determined.
Prior to the beginning of the Conference will be the election of officers for 2019-2020 membership year.  No Board Meeting this month.