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The Erie Society for Genealogical Research

FAMILY HISTORY FAIR
Where family history and local history come together!  
Sunday, June 9, 2024:
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Hagen History Center; 356 West 6th Street, Erie, PA
Free admission and open to the public
Co-hosted by the ESGR and the Hagen History Center

Welcome Tables, Door Prize Entries, and Kids’ Activities on the Front Lawn.
Beginners’ Help in the Main Hall. Historical Society, Public Library, Courthouse, and
other family history 
experts at tables throughout the museum’s Watson-Curtze mansion.
Help with Your Family History Questions, Where to Find Local Resources and 
Discover More about Your Ethnic Heritage. Don’t forget to visit the Story of Us
and the museum’s immigration exhibits (Museum free admission Noon to 5 p.m.).
A flyer with more detail is attached to our event calendar and
can also be seen on our Facebook page. 
We hope to see you there!  

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 Meetings,Guest Speakers and Genealogy Classes
- Tues.  May 28th - Using Census Records for Genealogy 
Tues., Jun 11th - Methodism & Protestant Archives 
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Tues., Jun 25th - Finding and Using City Directories for Genealogy
- Tues., Jul 9th - Oral Histories, interviewing your relatives
- Tues., Jul 23rd - Genealogy Site Family Search.org 
- Tues., Sep 10th - Genetic Forensic Genealogy
- Tues., Oct 8th - FindAGrave
- Tues., Nov. 12th - The Edmund Grabowski Story 

SAVE THE DATES:
- Fri., Aug 16th - Annual Picnic
- Sat., Dec 7th - Holiday Luncheon

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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!