Packing list tips for GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh)

I promised a few people I would share a packing list for this summer’s GRIP. I am teaching the week of July 16-21 in my intermediate level course. People seem to know that I like to be prepared for just about anything. Of course, your packing list will differ depending on whether you fly or […]

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Revisiting previously searched genealogy databases and the surprising result!

This afternoon I set aside a couple hours for my own research. I rechecked a specific database on Ancestry.com,  U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Once again, I searched all my ancestral and collateral surnames from that time period. Whose passport did I find? Nobody’s. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Nil. Zero. I know that passports were not required […]

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Undecided about attending GRIP this summer? Need a discount?

I just received this via GEN-EVENTS. I love it when conference discounts are extended to others not able to attend! Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 14:53:20 -0400 From: “Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL” <Elissa@powellgenealogy.com> To: <GEN-EVENTS@rootsweb.com> Subject: [GEN-EVENTS] GRIP 2017 courses discounted until May 25! As a special from the National Genealogy Society conference, the […]

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The Native American gems in manuscripts: Osage Nation finds Jesuit archives preserving its history

Native American genealogy research is more than locating a name on Bureau of Indian Affairs censuses, tribal base rolls*, or complete faith in a family story that you have a Indian ancestor in your background. It’s learning about how to research family history in general, finding out more about that person or person, proving the […]

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Are you registered for “Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper?”

A bit more than 2 months till the opening of the July 16-21, 2017 week of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh(GRIP)! That means I need to get the welcome letter sent out for the students registered for Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper. The course instructors are: Coordinator: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA Instructors: […]

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