Feb. 5 tomorrow register Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: a special tip

20 courses to choose from. Three weeks of excellent genealogical education with something for every level of experience. Advance your knowledge of resources, methodology, using websites fully, understand DNA, learn where else to find surprising records, learn ways to write your history, go beyond the basics, and be immersed in family history with like-minded people […]

Hotel registration open for the 2020 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

I have reserved my room at the conference hotel! Now it’s your turn to be in the midst of the activity at the 2020 FGS conference. It’s also the last FGS conference ever! Join us in Kansas City! The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is now taking reservations for the 2020 FGS Family History Conference, “Blazing […]

ArchiveGrid has a new URL to bookmark!

My favorite website for searching manuscript collections has a new address (URL). ArchiveGrid carries descriptions of more than 4 million manuscript collections. These include personal letters, diaries, journals, farm records, membership records from organizations, church records, family history records, prison records, insane asylums records, poor farms listings, and other items that assist in our family […]

Only 18 more days till registration for excellent summer in-person genealogy education!

February 5, 2020. My calendar is marked. See my earlier blog post about registration for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh three weeks of education for genealogists. Choose 1 course or choose a course for each of the three weeks. I will be there the third week teaching and consulting in Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, […]

The Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Park Service announce the launch of the U.S.-Mexican War Soldier & Sailor database.

A wonderful press release received today! January 14, 2020 The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (NPS) announce the launch of the U.S.-Mexican War Soldier & Sailor database. This online, searchable database contains information for over 85,000 U.S. and Mexican veterans who served in this […]

Feb. 5 is when registration opens for GRIP 2020

I’m ready. It’s on my calendar. Put it on all your calendars! Wednesday, 5 February 2020 is when registration goes live for the three different week of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). I’ve been a course coordinator and instructor at GRIP since its inaugural year. I love the setting, the many opportunities for […]

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh: Donn Devine Scholarship

I’m excited to share this news.’ If you never met Donn, you missed in-depth discussions on many topics related to genealogy, history, and records. If you ever had the pleasure of such discussions. you’ll know that it’s not easy to briefly describe our colleague. The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) announced the Donn Devine, […]

Native American genealogy webinar now online for free (6 more days)

The webinar I presented on November 19th is now available for everyone for free. After the next 6 days, you will need a Legacy Family Tree Webinars subscription to view this webinar. The recording of the webinar “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know” was sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). […]

Free webinar Nov 19: “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know”

BCG Free Webinar – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 8 pm EST “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know” by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA November is Native American Heritage Month and what better time to delve into Native American research? Learn about records, libraries, archives, websites, and databases, and analyzing what you find. […]