South Hills Genealogy Day & Pancake Festival

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FREE South Hills Genealogy Day & Pancake Festival

Join us for a FREE day of genealogy programming, with demonstrations and discussions of online resources with professional genealogists. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and eggs at the Pancake Festival in the next room for a nominal fee (no requirement to attend the Pancake Festival).

Date:       Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time:       9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Cost:       FREE
RSVP:      Deb Scheimer at 412-344-2526 or debscheim@gmail.com
Location:  Beth El Congregation
               1900 Cochran Rd
               Pittsburgh, PA  15220

Directions: Rt-19 to Cochran Rd. Turn Left on Cochran Rd.
Continue to 2nd business district and pass 2 gas stations on your right side.
Make next Right onto Roessler Rd (between Manor Oak and Taco Bell).
Roessler Rd ends in our parking lot.


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Debbie Kapp - Building on the Basics
This session will review sound principles of family history research and emphasize opportunities for self-education. Whether you’re just starting your genealogy or have already discovered several generations, you can always use the basics to expand your research project wisely.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Mary Dzurichko - Caring for your Archives
This program will provide information on storing and protecting your archives and heirlooms, labeling and storing photographs and negatives, how to avoid common mistakes, and sources for products and supplies.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Brunch Break - Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat pancakes & eggs in the room next door for a nominal fee or go out to a nearby restaurant.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL - Sailing into the Sunset: Tips for Finding Your Ancestors on Passenger Lists
Understanding the history of passenger lists and extant online and printindexes are key to success in finding your ancestor’s record. Once found,learning effective usage will help further your research.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Marilyn Holt - Internet Resources for Eastern European Genealogy
Learn about websites useful for researchers with Eastern European roots – both subscription sites and free resources.


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