Heinz History Center Presents Genealogy Workshops During the Month of February

Feb 05, 2013


Senator John Heinz History Center February 2013 Genealogy Workshops:


Genealogy Workshop
Finding Your Family’s Story: Genealogy & The Rauh Jewish Archives


Sunday, February 17, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Join us for a day of genealogy programming, with demonstrations and discussions of online resources, and an open-house session to ask questions about your family research. Refreshments will be served.


  • Session 1: Finding and Using Naturalization Records
  • Session 2: Searching for Your Family in the Old Country
  • Session 3: Learning to Use the "New" Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project Website


Workshop admission is free. Please register at library@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6364.


Underwritten with the generous support of the William M. Lowenstein Genealogical Research Endowment Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh



Genealogy Workshop
African Americans: From Slavery to Freedom


Saturday, February 23, 1 - 4 p.m.


Join History Center Project Director Samuel W. Black and the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society for a workshop as they explore the genealogical research that became the basis for the History Center's new exhibition – From Slavery to Freedom, presented by BNY Mellon – and learn ways you can use those same research techniques to trace your own family roots.


Workshop admission is free. Please register at library@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6364.


Presented by BNY Mellon and in partnership with the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program




Genealogy Workshop

Storia della Famiglia: An Italian Genealogy Workshop


Sunday, February 24, Noon – 4 PM


Join us for a lunch-and-learn session with curator and historian Cathy Cerrone Fratto on the history of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania before taking part in breakout sessions that dive deeper into researching your own genealogical background.

Session 1

Intro to Genealogy... with an Italian Twist, or Advanced Online Genealogy Resources.

Session 2

Conducting a Family Oral History, or Preserving Your Italian Heritage in the Garden


This workshop is free with History Center admission, and free to History Center members. Please register at library@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6364.


Presented in partnership with the Michael A. Musmanno Chapter of POINT (Pursuing Our Italian Names Together)


For mor information about these and all the programs and events sponsored by the Heinz History Center visit their website HERE.