Ancestry.com:  Getting Started

Ancestry.com: Getting Started

October 16, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm JCEC Computer Lab, 2nd Floor, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Ancestry.com is arguably the best-known online tool for family history research. Start your investigation into your family’s past with this introductory workshop. Find out where your ancestors were born, where they lived, and the families they created. …

Making Sense of Old German

Making Sense of Old German

October 22, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Ever wondered why old German handwriting and printing are so particularly challenging? German has some unique reasons that make deciphering and understanding it an extra challenge….and extra frustrating for people researching German family history and genealogy. Join Pamela…

Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics

Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics

October 30, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm JCEC Computer Lab, 2nd Floor, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA There’s more to Ancestry.com’s genealogy resources than a simple search box. Special collections may contain the information you need to solve family mysteries. Continue your investigation into your family’s past with this intermediate workshop.     Registration is requested due…

Session #1 Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees

May 9, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm Third Floor Conference Room, PA Department, Oakland Branch of CLP The five-session course presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. features discussions and exercises to connect Ancestry DNA tests to family tree research. Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically,  the Ancestry DNA test now has a database of more than…

Beginning Genealogy

Beginning Genealogy

October 1, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm South Wing Reading Room, 2nd Floor, CLP-Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Ancestry.com commercials make it seem like your entire family history is a few clicks away – but we all know that’s not the case! Bring an aspiring genealogist to this session, or come brush up on your own basic skills. …

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: What’s Available at the Pennsylvania Archives?

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: What’s Available at the Pennsylvania Archives?

June 24, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 WPGS is sponsoring Aaron McWilliams for an overview of what’s available at the Pennsylvania Archives. The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of…

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy

July 15, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm LaRoche University, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, aka “The Legal Genealogist” will present “Share and share alike: the rules of genealogical privacy.” Doing family research doesn’t mean giving up all semblances of personal privacy. nor is it a license to invade the…