Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Only Two Weeks Left to Visit the NEPGS on Tuesday Evenings

There are only two weeks left to visit the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society on their extended Summer hours on Tuesday evenings.  We will be open today and next Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm, then we return to our regular hours of every Thursday from 10am to 4pm and the second Saturday of every month from 12-4. 
Hope to see you at the library!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Family History Research Library Closed Today

The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Family History Research Library is closed today due to the snow event.  We will re-open on Thursday, February 20th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Good day to stay home and catch up on your genealogical research.

Stay safe, everyone!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

John & Bert Stevenson will Address the October Meeting of the NEPGS

Bert Stevenson, Ella Stevenson Haley and John H. Stevenson.
John Stevenson and his brother, Bert, will address the October meeting of the NEPA Genealogical Society with the introduction of their recently published book, “Our Back Mountain Families”.  The book provides short biographies of twelve families that came to the back mountain area, and for the most part stayed there.  In addition to birth, death, and marriage data, each biography provides information on occupations, residences, and other life events.

The authors, Bert Stevenson, John H. Stevenson, and Ella Stevenson Haley, are siblings that were born and raised in the Back Mountain area of Shavertown.  This project, a labor of love, has provided the family with many enjoyable hours visiting cousins, cemeteries, and historical societies while preparing the book for publication.

Bert and John will present some of the book’s contents, but the emphasis of the meeting will project what they learned about the families during their research, and how other researchers can learn from their experiences in publishing this 600 page, 4,400 names index and family histories of many Back Mountain residents.  They will make their presentations on Tuesday, October, 22, 2013 at 7:00 P. M. in room 104, William G. McGowan Building, West Union and North River Streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

At the October meeting there will be a short business meeting for Society members to elect officers for the next two years.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Digital Copy of NEPGS Fall Edition of "The Heritage" Sent

The Fall digital edition of the NEPGS newsletter "The Heritage" has been sent.  If you did not receive your copy make sure your membership is up to date, we have your current email address and nepgsmail@gmail.com is added to your Contacts so it will not be sent to your spam folder.  Any questions can be sent to nepgsmail@gmail.com

The hard copy newsletter will be sent out next week.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Joe Grandinetti to address NEPGS September Meeting at King's College

Joe Grandinetti

Joe Grandinetti will address the NEPA Genealogical Society meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 P. M. in room 104, William G. McGowan Building, West Union and North Streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Joe Grandinetti, a CPA employed by ParenteBeard LLC for more than 20 years, will present an exciting family tree research on “Searching my Maternal Irish Roots – Finding the Needles in the Haystack”.  He has a passion for genealogical research and has spent the past 30 years researching his Italian and Irish heritage. He visited Ireland in 2002 and enjoyed a second visit in mid-August 2013 to his maternal grandparents’ homeland in counties Galway and Donegal, Ireland to research and visit Quinn and McGill family members still living in these same areas.  His great grandfather, Michael Quinn, and several siblings came to America in the 1870s and 1880s from county Galway, and his grandmother, Anne McGill, born in 1898 in County Donegal, came to Wilkes-Barre in 1926.
Joe plans to speak on the topic of Irish Genealogical research with a focus on the methods and techniques he used in researching his family ties.  He will discuss various resources including civil and church records, the Tithe Applotment, Griffith’s Primary Valuation, and subsequent land transfer records, immigration and citizenship data, and U. S., and English census information.  Using PowerPoint, he will talk about and display photos from both trips to Ireland where he stayed with family members.

He has spoken to other groups on the topic of genealogy, and has written genealogical articles for Family Chronicle Magazine, Primo Magazine, and Dearcadh (an annual historical/cultural publication in Ardara, county Donegal).
For additional information, please contact Lavada Riggins at 610-298-8417.  Visitors and non-members are welcome.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Using DNA in Your Family History Research" has been postponed.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the NEPGS presentation scheduled for May 21st at the
William G. McGowan Building
King's College

   "Using DNA in Your Family History Research"has been postponed.

Please check this website to see when this presentation will be re-scheduled.
Sorry for any inconveniences.

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Family Tree Maker 2012 for Beginners" Rescheduled for February 23rd.

The "Family Tree Maker 2012 for Beginners" class has been re-scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00pm at the NEPGS Family History Research Library in Hanover Green.
Those with reservations are asked to please re-confirm their attendance for the new date.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

NEPGS Family History Research Library Closed Today

The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Family History Research Library will be closed today due to the snow conditions.  The library will re-open Thursday, February 14th.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GSP/NEPGS Family History Seminar April 20, 2013

The Genealogical Society of PA
Northeast PA Genealogical Society

Family History Seminar
Providing Instruction & Assistance in Promoting Genealogy

Save the Date

Theme TBA – Focus: Immigration and Ethnic Research
Including general and concurrent sessions, resource tables, & more  

Saturday April 20, 2013

Luzerne County Community College Educational Conference Center
Nanticoke PA

8:00 AM- 3:30 PM

A program for experienced and novice research enthusiasts 

For more information and registration form contact:
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
(215) 545-0391 ExecDir@GenPA.org
Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc.
(570) 829-1765 nepgsmail@gmail.com