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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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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
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.

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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May 13
Using Church Records in Genealogy Research
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch (Oakland) – International Poetry Room
Church records can contain valuable information not found in city or county records. Our speaker will be Suzanne Johnston, a professional genealogist and member of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society. Ms. Johnston will share her experience regarding what types of records may be available for various religious denominations, how ...

May 13
WPGS Board Meeting
Conference Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, Pennsylvania Department, Third Floor.

June 10
WPGS Board Meeting
Conference Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, Pennsylvania Department, Third Floor