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4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15213-4007
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
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Welcome!

Mission Statement
 
The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS) is a non-profit and tax-exempt educational organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists, dedicated to the study and preservation of family history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs.


UPCOMING EVENTS
September 26
Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees (5 Sessions)
3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
WPGS will once again offer the popular course Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. The five-session course will be offered Thursday evenings, Sept. 26-Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), ...

October 22
Making Sense of Old German
3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP-Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Ever wondered why old German handwriting and printing are so particularly challenging? German has some unique reasons that make deciphering and understanding it an extra challenge….and extra frustrating for people researching German family history and genealogy. Join Pamela Israel and Stefan Israel from "Unlock Your History" as they dig ...

October 29
Best Practices for Digitizing Family Files
REcollection Studio, CLP-Main, Third Floor, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Interested in digitizing your family photos, but not sure where to start? Join us to learn the basics, and best practices, of creating digital copies of your family mementos. This session is intended for beginners and will explain the process of digitization, what different file types mean, what works ...