Erie PA Genealogy Happenings, Week of March 9, 2014

Erie Society for Genealogical Research Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the Erie Society for Genealogical Research (ESGR) is this Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 7:00pm at the History Center on State Street.

We have a special guest speaker: JIM MCQUISTON, author and musician, will speak about Celtic roots. A membership meeting will follow. Doors open at 6:40 and will be locked at 7:10.

March is the ESGR’s membership renewal month. Send in your renewal payment to stay current! If you have an interest in Erie history or genealogy, and have been thinking about joining, now is a great time to visit! The genealogy society shares space with the Erie County Historical Society in their Library & Archives H. O. Hirt Reading Room at 419 State Street. An ESGR membership is $15 per year. As a member, you’ll receive the society’s quarterly bulletin, Keystone Kuzzins; you may place free genealogical queries in that bulletin; and, you have free access to research materials in the historical society’s library and archives. The fee for non-members to use the library and archives is $7 per visit.

If you’d like more information, call 814.454.1813 x29, email, or visit our website at

___________________________________________________________________________________Beer Night in Erie

The Erie County Historical Society and BrewErie are hosting an evening of local beer history at BrewErie at Union Station, 123 West 15th Street, Erie, this Wednesday, March 12th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The event will feature a special BrewErie pint of pre-prohibition era formula Koehler Beer, and appetizers. Guests will also have an opportunity to view Erie brewing archival images and items from  ECHS collections. Advanced reservations are required for this event. Tickets are $25/person and participants must be at least 21 years old. Call for more details and ticket information. 454-1813×24

__________________________________________________________________________________How To Build Your Family Tree

This Thursday, March 13th, 6pm-8pm, ESGR’s own Ray Boutwell will give a workshop on different software programs available for organizing your genealogical research, and various options for presenting your family tree using charts and reports. The workshop, which has been expanded to two evenings, will be held at the Corry Higher Education Council, 221 N. Center Street, Corry. The cost to register is $20/person and payment must be made by noon this Tuesday. For information call 664-8405.
Elk Creek Historical Society Coffee House


Sat, March 15, 7pm–9pm at The Little Church on the Hill, 16410 High St., Albion

An evening of music, history, and fun. Refreshments, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. All donations will go toward the restoration and preservation of the 155 year old landmark. Contact the Elk Creek Historical Society at