GRIP 2018 Packing List: Are you joining these great educational weeks?

I was asked to reprint my GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) packing list from past years. I am teaching the week of July 29-3 August in my intermediate level course at Amherst. People seem to know that I like to be prepared for just about anything. Of course, your packing list will differ depending […]

Scholarship opportunity for GRIP in Amherst, NY for “Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper”

This scholarship opportunity for someone signing up for my course touches me in a special way that I bet no one from the Western New York Genealogical Society or the Genealogical Research of Pittsburgh directors will know. I have a distant connection to the WNYGS. The late June Partridge Zintz who was instrumental in the […]

5000 Volunteers Make Minnesota Proud at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the resting place of my parents, parents-in-law, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. This weekend 5000 volunteers placed American flags on each and every gravesite at the cemetery. I thank them for this enormous task. They all placed more than 200,000 flags. I know some genealogists who participated in […]

Follow up information to my 15 May webinar on Developing Good Research Habits

Thank you to my readers who joined me in yesterday’s webinar Developing Good Research Habits for the Board for Certification of Genealogists on Legacy Family Tree webinars.  Several inquiries (and my answers) at the end of my presentation might be of interest to others. I hope I answered everyone who contacted me by email, this […]

Repost: Some great basic genealogy guidebooks

As promised during the questions on tonight’s BCG webinar, here is the repost about a few guidebooks.   Genealogy guidebooks are an important part of our genealogical education.The list below is a sampling of basic genealogy guidebooks that are important to beginning and also for more advanced researchers.  If you are only checking online resources and […]

9 more reasons to sign up for the GRIP course: Tools for Digging Deeper

As I work on material for this year’s Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh’s week in the Buffalo, New York area, I decided to see what suggestions had been made in the evaluations for the past years of my course.  The course I coordinate, Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper, did receive some good suggestion which will be […]