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The Erie Society for Genealogical Research

WHEN: Friday, August 16th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We have reserved the shelter from sunup to sundown.  Come early, stay late! Food service to start at 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Presque Isle State Park, Beach One, Runner's Club Pavilion. RAIN or SHINE. The covered shelter is very accessible. It has plenty of adjacent parking and dedicated bathrooms. The beach is steps away!
WHO:  ESGR Members, their guests and the Erie area historical and genealogical community.  
WHAT:  Catered by Sabella's of Erie. Roasted Chicken, Italian Sausage with peppers & onions, Vegetable Pasta Salad, Garden Tossed Salad & Roasted Red Potatoes.
ESGR will also provide Snacks, Water, Soda & Sweets.  
PAYMENT: $15 per person. Please make your reservation and payment by Friday, August 9th.  Our final headcount is due to our caterer one week prior. Note: This is a subsidized event. Reservations accepted from all members, historical societies and community resources registered on our website.  To register and pay, you must be signed in and go to
For questions, please  Contact Us

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., Jul 23rd - Finding and Using City Directories for Genealogy
-Fri.,  Aug 16th - ESGR Annual Picnic
-Tues., Aug 27th - Getting the Most Out of  
-Tues., Sep 10th - Genetic Forensic Genealogy
-Tues., Sep 25th - Researching Criminal and Institutional Ancestors 
-Tues., Oct 8th - FindAGrave
-Tues., Nov 12th - The Edmund Grabowski Story
-Tues., Nov 26th - Finding Female Ancestors   
-Sat., Dec 7th - Holiday Luncheon


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!