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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
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Tuesday, January 28
Advanced search on ancestry.com and familysearch.org  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center Library, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
   Getting the most out of two of the major genealogy websites: ancestry.com and familysearch.org  
   For ancestry: Learn how even non-subscribers can benefit from using the ancestry index, free state resources, and windows of free access to limited collections. Learn more about getting the most out of your ancestry DNA test.  Ancestry subscribers will learn how to take full advantage of all ancestry offers and what they've been missing. 
   For family search: Learn how to go beyond a simple records search, how to search specific collections, and how to use the family search catalog.  Understand the difference between an ancestry family tree and family search's wiki trees. 
    This class will also include some information about merging data into your computer-based genealogy program and syncing your Family Tree Maker or Roots Magic trees with ancestry.  Participants will benefit by bringing their own laptops, but a laptop is not required to participate.  
    Participants must have their own subscription to ancestry in order to access this subscription-based site on a laptop. 
    Four more patrons in need of a laptop are welcome to sign up for the class on the library website to reserve a library laptop. https://events.erielibrary.org/event/6054000  
    Because of limited seating all others please e-mail me to reserve a seat if you plan to bring your own laptop. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public.



Monday, February 3
Ethnicity, Analytic Tools, FamilyTreeDNA & 23andme  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Room 101, Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie
DNA SIG Leader Helen Shimek's topic:  A look at the ethnicity and analytic tools available on FamilyTreeDNA and 23andme.  Experience level:  Beginner to intermediate, especially useful for those who have taken a DNA test and have some familiarity with testing results.  No need to bring laptops. The meeting is free, and open to the public.


Tuesday, February 25
Finding/Using Alternatives to Vital Records  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center Library, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
Can't find birth, marriage, and death records?  What happens when your research pre-dates vital records?  Or when vital records are not readily available?  Where to find and how to use newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, census clues, and church, tax, and military records, as well as court records. The meeting is free, and open to the public. However, seating is limited. Please sign up at the library site so that SIG Leader Sue Mueller knows how many handouts and chairs are needed.



Tuesday, March 17
Irish Genealogy Workshop  (Area Events of Interest)
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Registration is open for the sixth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. This all-day session costs $40 for non-members, $30 for Heinz History Center members and members of the Westmoreland Historical Society, which is co-sponsoring the event. Box lunches will be available for an additional $10.95. See program details here.


Monday, March 23
Creating a GEDcom  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Room 101, Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie
Creating a GEDcom to maximize DNA results with various DNA testing companies. Experience level:  Beginner to intermediate. Meeting is free, and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 24
Genealogy Websites You May Be Missing  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center Library, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
 Enhance your genealogy research with this potpourri of free genealogy sites that you'll wonder how you've missed.  Out-of-the-box genealogy resource;  useful websites that may not be on your radar. From finding county and family history books to going beyond Cyndi's list to using obituaries to find live people, learn about free sites that will enhance your genealogy research. Meeting is free, and open to the public.
 



Monday, April 27
Please Note Different Time and Location for April Computer SIG  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
12:30 pm
Lincoln Community Center Library, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
Tuesday, Apr 28, is election day, and the library room will be in use for that purpose.  Therefore, the Computer SIG will meet instead on Monday, April 27, at 12:30. Topic to be announced. 



Saturday, August 22
Muehlheim, Wagner, Buetikofer, Vickey Reunion  (Area Events of Interest)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Picnicana Park, 9260 Old French Road, Waterford, PA

The Muehlheim, Wagner, Buetikofer, Vickey Reunion

Announcing the Wagner, Vickey, Buetikofer, Muehlheim family reunion, which will be held in Waterford, Pennsylvania, at Picnicana Park. The park is equipped with pavilions, should the weather turn a little wet. All descendants of the Muhlheim/Muehlheim families of Switzerland are invited to gather in Erie County, Pennsylvania. We will have opportunities to introduce each family and share information. Please bring your family tree and photos from the past if possible. Your hosts are seeking information about Ernst Mühlheim and Anna Schwab, from Switzerland. We are also looking  for information about their children in the U.S.: Frederic, Emma (m. Buetikofer), Bertha (m.Wagner) and Eliza Alice (m. Vickey). Frederic lived in Ohio. The sisters moved to Erie. Pennsylvania. You may have questions of your own that we could help answer.
For more information, please contact: Rita Stewart, 7300 Old Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509, or email oneoftwo@roadrunner.com.
or, Carol Buetikofer, 6717 Manchester Farms Road, Fairview, PA 16415, or email cicijab@roadrunner.com.