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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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IT'S MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!

2016-2017 MEMBERSHIP ENDED JUNE 30.  Go to "Join or Renew" to update your membership.


Welcome!

We hope our new website will enhance your user experience now and in the future. Since 1974, WPGS has been dedicated to the study and preservation of family history in the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. We aim to provide information, connections and resources to enable your family history research. If you wish to learn more, we have prepared a two-page history of our organization. Also from 1974, our ABC's of Genealogy Research.
 
In particular, we have been asking ourselves how to better serve and provide value to each and every member. One way we intend to do that is by expanding the content available on our website. Please check back often!


FGS in Pittsburgh

 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference at the 
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
 
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is the local host for this prestigious genalogical 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.  WPGS members that are speakers at this conference are Marylyn Cocchiola Holt, Rich Venezia, Elissa Powell, and Kimberly Powell.


Where is the data?

Our First Families of Western Pennsylvania Ancestors list is now online in the Members section. You can browse the entire list of over 700 names. Reminder...if you are a WPGS member, you must log in to be able to see the members-only records listed on the menu bar. We are also actively working on reformatting the back Quarterly issues for inclusion in the members-only area. Other updates will be coming in the next few weeks!


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UPCOMING EVENTS
August 30
Federation of Genealogical Societies
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  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.   Volunteer and Save ...

September 10
The Life of Philander C. Knox
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 ...

October 8
OCTOBER IS FAMILY HISTORY MONTH

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.