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Subject: [Lawr'nce] Events in Pittsburgh, PA - Cleveland, OH - Mansfield, OH
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 18:18:18 -0400

MONDAY, MAY 19, 7 PM, Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd,
Pittsburgh will have a free program "Dancing Around the Neighborhood with
the Census Taker: Why did he always miss my ancestor?" presented by
Elissa Scalise Powell, CGRS(sm). The Federal Census is a wonderful and
basic tool for genealogists, but finding the ancestor can be a challenge.
This lecture shows what type of information is on each census and gives
the tools for gaining access to the information. Internet sources and
resources as well as the most recently available 1930 census will be

MONDAY, MAY 19: LAST DAY for pre-registration for the National
Genealogical Society 100th anniversary conference in Pittsburgh May
28-31, 2003. By registering on-line you will save $10 and by
pre-registering you will save $35 from the walk-in price, for a $45 total
savings. By becoming an NGS member for $50 you will save $25 on
conference registration *and* get 6 bi-monthly copies of the NGS
Newsmagazine with news and articles about aspects of genealogy including
computers, and 4 quarterly journals, one of the most respected
Quarterlies in genealogy. If two people in the same household become
members ($50 first membership, $10 for the additional person), each
person receives a $25 discount on the 4-day conference registration.
Coupled with the large (about 600 pages) syllabus of every lecture's
handout, the souvenier zippered tote bag, the special zippered pouch name
tag holder, your conference registration is quite a bargain!!

You can see the conference program with keynote speaker Christopher Lane
(of Antiques Roadshow), and all your favorite genealogy book authors at To print out a copy of the program brochure, go to
"Register Now" and print out the downloadable PDF file (20 pages). Or you
can see the program on-line under the Schedule-at-a-Glance link under
Conference Program. Stella Colwell from the British National Archives in
London will be here and making several presentations. Where else can you
hear how to research in Britain right from the source? Many other
outstanding lectures (7 per hour!) will be given over the 4 days. You are
bound to find more than one of interest in each timeslot. Most (but not
all) lectures are taped and the audiotapes are available for $8.50 from
Repeat Performances ( They are available usually one
hour after the lecture is given from their booth outside the exhibit
hall. With the syllabus in hand, it is *almost* like being there.

The exhibit hall will have over 100 vendors of everything
genealogical ... get a software demo from the person who wrote the
program, or get a book signed by the author, rub elbows with the speakers
and others, find that cousin by putting a note on the message board about
your surnames of interest. This is a large conference (over 1500
attendees!) in a place that won't see the likes of this for a very, very
long time. (Richmond, VA in 2007 is probably the next east coast NGS

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 7 PM, North Hills Genealogists at Northland Library, 300
Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh: Come in and pick up your brand new copy of
the 496-page headstone reading and history book Pioneer Cemeteries of
Pine and Richland Townships, Allegheny County, PA then sit down and
relax at our regular meeting Historic Congregations of Allegheny City,
presented by John Canning of the Allegheny City Society. Throughout its
long history, Allegheny City (now Pittsburghs North Side) was home to a
large number of religious communities. What city outside of Scotland
could boast having three distinct Presbyterian seminaries within eight
blocks! Native Americans, early settlers from eastern Pennsylvania,
Europe, and the slave South contributed to the diverse religious
composition of Allegheny City. Many of these congregations mothered new
churches in northern Allegheny County as their families moved into the
northern suburbs. In fact, the very church building of the Holy Trinity
German Lutheran congregation in Alleghenys Eleventh Ward is presently
home to a Baptist Community in McCandless Township. This program will
examine the history and role of Allegheny Citys congregations by looking
at their origins in terms of ethnicity and doctrine, their growth and
connections in the North Hills, and, in some cases, their demise.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For information: email
or visit

Cemetery books may also be ordered and picked-up at Rossiers Art
Gallery, 9043
Perry Highway (Route 19, one block south of Northland Library)

THURSDAY, May 22, 2003 7:00 pm, Lawrenceville Historical Society
Lecture Diversions of the Blue and the Gray by Allison Caveglia Barash
-- what Civil War Soldiers did during their spare time.

SATURDAY, May 24, 2003, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.: The Western Reserve
Historical Society Genealogical Committee announces a second in a series
of seminars to be held Saturday, May 24th at Western Reserve Historical
Society, 10825 East Boulevard, conveniently located at University Circle
in Cleveland OH.
Historic speaker Jack Gieck, author of A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era,
1825-1912, will discuss The Canals.
Historic speaker Chris Dawson, MA, Curator Urban & Industry History,
WRHS, will discuss The Railroads (includes a sneak peek at the New York
Central Photo Collection).
Genealogical speaker Elissa Scalise Powell, CGRS will cover "Migration
Trails out of Pennsylvania into the Buckeye State" and "The Research
Cycle - Don't Pedal Backwards"

Registration 9:30 a.m., seminar 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Please bring a brown
bag lunch. Cost is $25 per seminar (students $15). Make check payable to
WRHS Genealogical Committee and mail to: WRHS Seminars, P. O. Box 1832,
Mentor OH 44061-1832. For further information contact, Chairman, Brent
Morgan at 216-382-7297 or Registrar, Nancy Leinweber at 440-257-9245.

WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, MAY 28-31, 2003 at the new David Lawrence
Convention Center, the National Genealogical Society Conference in
Pittsburgh. See above for Monday May 19 for description of the event.

The North Hills Genealogists new "Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland
Townships" book will be available for a special conference price at the
booth of Mechling Bookbindery in the Exhibit hall of the David Lawrence
convention center. Also the "Pioneer Cemeteries of Hampton Township" will
be available. Admission to the VENDOR areas is FREE for this event. If
you wish, see the descriptive book flyer, including a sample surname
listing, and other details at the web site .

TUESDAY, June 17, 7 PM, North Hills Genealogists at Northland Library,
300 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh: Bake Slow and Sure: Heirloom Recipes of
the National Road Era. By Frank LaCava, Curator of the Fort Pitt
Blockhouse and former president of the Fayette County Historical Society.
-- sketches, pictures and short stories to provide an historical and
genealogical look at her family, friends and famous visitors to Uniontown
(PA) from the 1820s through the 1870s. Free and open to the public. For
more information: or

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2003, 6 p.m. in the Westin Convention Center Hotel,
Butler West, Pittsburgh, PA: Association of Professional Genealogists,
Great Lakes Chapter (encompassing those who live in PA, OH, MI, IN)
Meeting to network with other professionals and to plan future events.
For more information:

MONDAY through FRIDAY, JUNE 23 to 27, Summer Camp for Genealogists "200
Years of Genealogy in 1 Week" sponsored by the Ohio Genealogical Society,
713 South Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907-1644. Come to a series of
how-to lectures given by knowledgeable people on the many different
aspects and records that can be searched in order to learn more about
your family. Census, Migration patterns, Military, German Research,
Probate and other Court records, Immigration and Naturalization,
Preservation, Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Church records, Newspaper
research, Computers, Land Plotting, Maps, Oral History, Vital records,
Lineage Societies, Family History Centers, and that elusive Female
ancestor will be discussed among other topics. For a full brochure and
registration form please see under the Events sidebar link or
call OGS at (419) 756-7294.

TUESDAY, July 15, 7 PM, North Hills Genealogists at Northland Library,
300 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh: Reed Powell will do a presentation on
Computers and Genealogy. For more information: or

THURSDAY, July 17, 2003 7:00 pm, Lawrenceville Historical Society
Lecture Orphans and Inmates: Institutional Records in Allegheny
County, by Audrey Iacone of the Carnegie Library (Beechview branch).

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