GRIP genealogy education this summer! Discounted tuition ends April 30th.

Early bird discount on tuition to the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) ends in about one week on April 30. Only 2 courses out of 22 have wait lists. All other courses are open for registration for classes held June 25-29 and July 23-27 in Pittsburgh and July 30-Aug 3 in Amherst, NY (Buffalo). […]

April 26 webinar: “. . . Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections”

The well-known Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS), a world-wide organization based here in Minnesota, is now offering webinars. The live webinars are open to the public, however, attendance is limited. Be sure to sign into the webinar early. If you are a member of GGS, you have access to the handouts and recorded videos. These are accessible to […]

Big sales now for DNA Day!

DNA Day is April 25th, but the big discount sales have already begun on many tests.  Visit the websites of AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, 23 & Me, My Heritage, and Living DNA. Just type the company name into your favorite search engine. I hope you are already monitoring at least a few of the many […]

End of winter doldrums? Plan a summer genealogy vacation week with friends.

Old friends, new friends, research colleagues, maybe even family. That’s what you’ll find during a week at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I am thinking of it as my summer vacation weeks. Yes, I will be teaching for a weeks but there will be no SNOW or cold weather! Being in air-conditioned comfort with […]

Hennepin County, Minnesota ancestors? Hennepin History magazine now digitized!

From the Hennepin County Library system about a new addition to its special collections: “76 years of the magazine “Hennepin History,” the official publication of the Hennepin History Museum, are now online in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections. The magazine has been published continuously since 1941. Articles range in length and scope, but cover […]

Genealogical inclusion: not everyone has children; not everyone is short; are you leaving out some genealogy family and friends?

Genealogy is a pretty inclusive topic but not 100%. Maybe someday it will be. Audiences and presenters at classes, seminars, conferences, and institutes are made of up tall, short, skinny, wider, white, red, brown, black, gay, straight, transgender, married, single, divorced, widowed, adopted, fostered, cousins, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, men, women, aunts, uncles, […]

Top Ten Reasons to Sign Up For This Acclaimed Intermediate Level Genealogy Course at GRIP

This summer I get to teach an intermediate level genealogy course twice. Even better, I have wonderful co-instructors to help me. We bring many years of experience, knowledge, and teaching to the course. What’s the course you ask? Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). I have been coordinating […]