The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
P.O. Box 1403
Erie, PA  16512-1403
The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
Researching and Preserving Family History in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Mission and Purpose

The Erie Society for Genealogical Research encourages public awareness of family history and fosters research and understanding of genealogy through its publications and activities. Established in 1972, the society has a nationwide membership dedicated to five primary goals:
  1. To foster family history education and research;
  2.  To publish genealogical information;
  3.  To provide educational opportunities and training in genealogy research methods;
  4.  To provide a computer matching service for surnames research, and
  5.  To share accumulated knowledge.
The Society is administered by an elected board of officers and volunteers who serve two-year terms.

Operating Year: April 2021 - March 2022

Elected Officers and Directors
President: Jodi Schersten
Vice President: Patricia Mickel
Treasurer: William Klauk
Secretary: Alice Henneberry
Director: Maureen Buckel
Director: Kathleen Mastantuono
Director: Nancy Schaaf
Director: Linda Waha
President Emeritus: Jerry Munzi
Committee Chairs
Membership: Judy Henry
Surnames: John Szympruch
Editor Keystone Kuzzins: Audrey Munzi
Research: Alice Henneberry
Events: Vacant
Historian: Vacant
Education Co-Chair: Linda Waha
Education Co-Chair: Patricia Mickel
Library and Archives: Joyce Thompson
Web Editor: Janice Castro
Publications: Audrey Munzi
Public Relations: Mary Jane Koenig
Computer Special Interest Gr.: Susan Mueller
DNA Special Interest Group: Helen Shimek
Librarian: Thomas Greene

Meeting Information

Our Membership Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. In August and December, those meetings are informal, with the ESGR picnic at the August meeting and the ESGR Holiday party in December. There is no meeting in January. Meetings (except in August and December) begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas B. Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507. For information about meetings, please consult the Events page here, or write to us at info@genealogyerie.org.