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, September 25
Finding/Understanding Death Records  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Fairview, corner of West Lake and Manchester Road
Special Interest Group Leader Sue Mueller discusses where to find death certificates and what you may be missing; finding obituaries for free, and searching cemetery records.
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, October 9
Military Records for Genealogy  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center 356 West 6th Street, Erie
How can you find military records for your ancestors? Sue Mueller will cover what kinds of records are available and where they are found, and offer tips on how to formulate your research strategy. How can you find pension and bounty land records? Includes a review of destroyed records.


 


Wednesday, October 17
Understanding GEDMatch  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
SIG leader Helen Shimek will lead a discussion and hands-on session about how to use GEDMatch. Please bring your laptops if possible. You won't be able to do the same things on a tablet.


Tuesday, October 23
Using Historical Newspapers  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Fairview, corner of West Lake and Manchester Road
SIG Leader Sue Mueller discusses how to use historical newspapers in your genealogy research; understanding digitized newspaper collections, and free newspaper sources available online. They can offer much more than obituaries to the thoughtful genealogist.
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, November 13
Inside the Veil Maternity Hospital  (ESGR Member Meeting)
6:30 pm
Hagen History Center 356 West 6th Street, Erie
"Ten bright, healthy babies ranging in age from two weeks to five months. Some of exceptionally good parentage. For particulars, address The Veil Hospital, Corry, Pennsylvania." At our November meeting, Speaker Lisa Puckly from the Corry Historical Society will present her research on the Veil Maternity Hospital that adopted out the babies of unwed mothers who gave birth there in the 1920s. Who was born there, and how can families trace relatives who were? Many young women who gave birth there used assumed names, and many were reluctant to speak of the experience in later years. Despite those obstacles, DNA testing is helping some families find the brothers and sisters they never knew they had.


Wednesday, November 21
DNA SIG - Topic to be announced  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
Topic to be announced.


Tuesday, November 27
Wills, Probate, Estate and Orphan Court Records  (SIG: Computer Research Tips)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center, 1255 Manchester Road, Fairview, corner of West Lake and Manchester Road
Studying wills, probate, estate and Orphan Court records in genealogy. SIG Leader Sue Mueller will walk us through the different kinds of records, where to find them, and what you can learn from them.
Sessions are free, and open to the public, but please register in advance at the Erie Public Library website, http://www.erielibrary.org/events.  



Sunday, December 16
ESGR Holiday Party  (ESGR Member Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Nunzi's Restaurant 2330 East 38th Street, Erie
Save the date! We'll gather for lunch at Nunzi's on Sunday afternoon, December 16 at 1p.m.


Monday, December 17
DNA SIG - Topic to be announced  (SIG: DNA and Genealogy)
6:00 pm
Room 101 Blasco Memorial Library 160 East Front Street, Erie
Topic to be announced.