Genealogical society hosts open meeting on Old St. Luke's

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Tomorrow's meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is free, and the public is invited. It is in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland; the hall's entrance is on the Schenley Plaza side of the library.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. with remarks by the Rev. Richard W. Davies, a retired Episcopal priest and the vicar of Old St. Luke's Church in Scott. He will outline successful continuing efforts to preserve the building, which was established in 1765 as a stockade church for British soldiers. Father Davies is the author of "Rebellion and Revelation: The History of Old St. Luke's Church, Burial Ground and Garden."

Dr. Yang Cai, a Carnegie Mellon University professor, will describe his research to recover illegible inscriptions on 30 of the tombstones in Old St. Luke's cemetery and discuss the technology he has used to retrieve the valuable information.


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