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 2018 - March 2019

Elected Officers
President: Jerry Munzi
Vice President: Helen Shimek
Treasurer: William Klauk
Secretary: Kathy Szympruch
President Emeritus: Patricia Mickel
Committee Chairs
Membership: Judy Henry
Surnames: John Szympruch
Editor Keystone Kuzzins: Audrey Munzi
Research: Alice Henneberry
Events: Helen Shimek
Historian: Janice Castro
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 Int. Group: 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, except August (when we usually have a picnic), December (when we have a Holiday party) and January (no meeting). Meetings 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