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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists dedicated to the study and preservation of family history. Since 1974, members of WPGS have helped trace family roots in Western Pennsylvania while preserving important local and regional records.

Why Join?

  • 6 issues of our newsletter, JOTS
  • 4 issues of our scholarly journal, The WPGS Quarterly
  • Access to Members Only Online Databases 
  • 2 FREE surname queries per JOTS issue.
  • Eight informative monthly meetings per year
  • Member discounts on WPGS publications
  • Unlimited searches in the Surname Exchange Index
  • Free Ancestor Chart and automatic inclusion in the Computer Chart Project

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a great group of passionate, dedicated genealogists. Why not join us?

WPGS Library:

The collection of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society spans the early 1750s through the early part of the 20th century, in book, microfilm, microfiche and CD-Rom formats. Although it emphasizes the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, the WPGS Library also contains material from the entire state of Pennsylvania, as well as surrounding states.