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 22
Computer SIG: Tearing Down Those Brick Walls  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie

SIG leader Sue Mueller will lead a discussion on how to break through brick walls -- that is, seemingly insurmountable obstacles we sometimes encounter while doing genealogical research -- and will address brick walls participants may be working to resolve. If you have a brick wall issue you're working on, contact Sue Mueller in advance so that she can give the issue some thought before the class. (suepasta@roadrunner.com) Question-and-answer format with discussion. Session is free and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Monday, January 28
DNA SIG January  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
Session will cover how to message your DNA matches effectively.  We will discuss what to do before writing to DNA matches, and what to include and not include, in an effort to generate positive responses.  



Tuesday, February 12
Military Repatriation: Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing military to their families and the nation. On February 12th, local genealogist Claire Butler will speak about her work assisting the DPAA in locating next-of-kin and other family DNA donors as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to bring home the remains of service members lost in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. 


Monday, February 25
DNA SIG  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
The DNA Special Interest Group will meet on February 25 in Room 101 at the Blasco. Topic to be announced. This meeting is free and open to the public.
 


Tuesday, February 26
Computer SIG: FTM 2017  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
Special Interest Group Leader Sue Mueller will teach a class on Family Tree Maker 2017:  
Participants should have the software or be planning to purchase it, as the class will focus on using this genealogy software.  Ideally, participants will bring a laptop with FTM 2017 installed. E-mail instructor (suepasta@roadrunner.com) for Companion Guide chapters 1-4, 6, and 14 to print to use in class.  Topics to be covered:  Creating a new tree; Uploading/downloading trees to/from Ancestry.com; Entering data; Adding media files; Troubleshooting/fixing mistakes. 
Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Tuesday, March 12
Obscure Irish Websites You May Want to Explore  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie
It is the month when we celebrate St. Patrick, and Helen Shimek will speak on obscure and lesser known free websites that may help anyone researching Irish ancestors break down brick walls.


Monday, March 25
DNA SIG  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
The DNA Special Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 25 at the Blasco. Topic to be announced. This meeting is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 26
Computer SIG: Finding Female Ancestors  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
SIG Leader Sue Mueller will teach a class in how to find female ancestors, who are often underdocumented in official records. Special challenges; Where to look; Using indirect proof; Women and the law; Military; Immigration and naturalization. Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Tuesday, April 9
Genealogical Research for Beginners  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie
ESGR's Computer Research Special Interest Group leader Sue Mueller will present techniques for those getting started in genealogical research. The session will focus on free online sources, including some lesser-known sites that even the experienced researcher may be missing.
  


Tuesday, April 23
Computer SIG: Using Land Records to Solve Genealogy Puzzles  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
SIG Leader Sue Mueller will teach a session on Solving Genealogy Puzzles with Land Records: Where to find deeds and maps; What you'll find; Migration and neighbors; Heirs and inferential data
Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Tuesday, May 14
Communities and Churches of Erie's Polonia  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie
Speaker Bobby Sulecki will give a presentation on Erie's Polonia - its churches and its neighborhoods.


Tuesday, May 28
Computer SIG  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
Topic to be announced. Special Interest Group Leader Sue Mueller will announce it well before the date. 
Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Tuesday, June 25
Computer SIG  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Erie
Topic to be announced. Special Interest Group Leader Sue Mueller will announce it well before the date. 
Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.