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.   

- Jun 8th  -   Introduction to DNA Testing
- Jun 13th - Member meeting: PA Soldiers' & Sailors' Home

- Jun 27th -  The Frugal Genealogist

- Jul 11th -  Member meeting: Erie Cemetery 
- Jul 20th  -  DNA SIG   

August 10th, 11th & 12th, 2023: ESGR Genealogy Roadshow - an opportunity for local and out of town members to join together for an assortment of in-person activities.  
- Aug 10th - ESGR Annual Picnic at Erie's Presque Isle State Park! 
- Aug 11th - Erie County Family History Fair (9am to noon) 
- Aug 11th - Special Event at the Watson Curtze Mansion (6pm to 8pm) 
- Aug 12th - American Ancestors Seminary - Tracing Ancestors on the Move
Note:  We are also polling members to determine interest in tours/research assistance at the courthouse, library or other local places of interest.     

In addition to our Genealogy Roadshow key events, we will be polling members about their interest in other activities – including courthouse tours, assistance with resources at the Heritage Room, need for research assistance at the history center and more. 

This is a great opportunity for members – both in town, and out of town – to immerse themselves in activities and genealogy resources available in Erie County, with a special focus on the goodies that aren’t available on the internet. 


ESGR Membership 
Welcome! If you have not yet joined The Erie Society for Genealogical Research (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, or 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.  
- Join in on social events, including summer picnics and holiday gatherings. 

Current Members: 
To renew, you can now pay your dues online. Click on the small bell on the upper right corner of this homepage for payment options.  Please note that you must already be a member of ESGR, and be registered on this website, to use this feature.

Prospective Members: 
To join, please go to the "Join ESGR" link at the left; fill out a membership application and mail with your check. Once received, we will register you on our website and you will then receive all ESGR member communications.  

Thank you!