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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference

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Join WPGS for its annual meeting and free day-long genealogy conference. The 2019 conference will feature three presentations by Rick Sayre, an expert on Western Pennsylvania and Ohio research. This program is open to the public, and no registration is required. The conference will include three separate lectures: The Poor and the Landless. This case study seeks to answer the question “Who were the parents of Margaret Ellen Powell who married Isaac Sayre in Meigs County, Ohio, on 7 November 1869?” The question is simple; the answer is not. Margaret Powell was never named in any record with either of her parents, but a thorough search of records of Beaver County, PA, and several counties along the Ohio River, combined with careful correlation of all available evidence, reveals that Margaret was from a family torn apart by allegations of infidelity. Allegheny City. This city began in 1788 as Alleghenytown, grew to a borough in 1828, and was incorporated as a city in 1840. In 1907, Pittsburgh annexed Allegheny City over the objections of the residents. Today it is known as the North Side of Pittsburgh. Over the course of the 19th century, the population grew with the arrival of Scots, Scots-Irish, Germans, Swiss, Austrian, and other ethnic groups. Allegheny City has many research opportunities and challenges. Repositories abound; records were kept early in the life of the city. A systematic approach, beginning with the history of the city will yield success in the identification of ancestors and the discovery of the fabric of life in the nineteenth century. Cool Tools for the Cemetery. Cemeteries provide a wealth of family information and can often provide key evidence of kinship. Besides that, they are fascinating and fun. Discover online tools that can help find that elusive ancestor. BillionGraves, Find A Grave, and many other resources can help navigate cemetery research The program will begin following a brief WPGS business meeting to elect 2019-2020 officers. The