Where family history and local history come together!  

ESGR Upcoming Events:

For more info, go to the UPCOMING EVENTS banner at the bottom of this page OR click the CALENDAR link here or on the left side of this page.  Member/Guest speaker meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm ET via Zoom (links will be sent via blast email). 

ESGR Member Holiday Luncheon 
- Dec 9th - Zem Zem Shrine & Conference Center, 11am-3pm  

ESGR Member Meetings,Guest Speakers and Genealogy Classes

- Wed., Jan 18th - DNA Triangulation 
- Tues., Jan 23th -  Naturalization Records for Genealogy
- Tues., Feb 13th - Church Records for the Catholic Diocese of Erie
- Thurs., Feb 15th - DNA Topic TBD
- Tues., Feb 27th - Solving Genealogy Puzzles with Land Records 
- Sat., Mar 9th - Beginning Genealogy 
- Tues., Mar 12th - ESGR Annual Member Meeting 
- Tues., Mar 26th - Church Records for Genealogy 
- Tues., Apr 9th - Family Tree Maker 
- Tues., Apr 23rd - Sharing, Dating, and Identifying Historical Photos 
- Tues., July 9th - Oral Histories, interviewing your relatives

2024 HISTErie Week: Monday, June 3rd - Sunday June 9th 
- Sunday, June 9th - Family History Fair  


ESGR Membership:
Welcome.  If you have not yet joined ESGR, we'd like to tell you about some of the benefits of membership in our Society. We hope you'll agree that joining ESGR is a great idea.
When you are a member of ESGR, you become part of a community of shared interest in the history and families of Erie County, Pennsylvania and the nearby area.  Our members range from beginners to people with many years of genealogy research experience. 

Members enjoy many benefits: 
- Access to the Members-Only section of our website; 
- Receive the Keystone Kuzzins, our quarterly newsletter;
- Hear knowledgeable speakers with expertise in a broad ranges of areas, including research tips and trends and presentations related to the rich history of Erie County, Pennsylvania and the nearby area; and
- Volunteer on initiatives to nurture and foster an interest in genealogical research and education, and projects to preserve and perpetuate the genealogical and historical heritage of Erie County and the surrounding area.  
- Attend social events, including summer picnics and holiday gatherings. 

Current Members: 
To renew, you can now pay your dues online. Sign on to this webpage with your User ID (your email address) and your password, then click on the small bell on the upper right corner of this homepage for payment options.  Please note, this feature does not work on your mobile app.  You must already be a registered member of ESGR, and sign on from a desktop or laptop to  use this feature.

Prospective Members: 
To join, please use our  How-to-Join-ESGR link for instructions.  
You can join online, by mail, OR in-person at certain events. 
For questions, please  Contact Us.

Thank you!