2018 MGS North Star Genealogy Conference is almost here! Register now!

I hope you are already registered for this event. These two main speakers are great and when you add all the breakout sessions to them, it’s one of those events you SHOULD attend! Add vendors, door prizes, a banquet, and more and you have another special event. The Minnesota Genealogical Society puts on fantastic annual […]

Genealogy education goes both ways. What?

The past four days has been filled with discussion, hugs, friendship, and delivering genealogical presentations at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh’s third 2018 week. I was in Amherst, New York for this. On Monday I told the students in my course that they would be filled with learning and that name tags were supplied […]

1 day till July 7 registration for SLIG 2019 including the Native American course

Saturday, July7th, is when registration opens for the 13-18 January 2019 edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. 15 courses, many instructors, hundred of students for sharing, 5 days of learning, the Family History Library, nearby, great transportation, and what more do you need?     Registration opens July 7, 2018 at: 8:00 am […]

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Native American course and more!

The 2019 edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is all planned and registration opens on July 7th! Finally we have a great Native American course led by Rick Fogarty, who is  a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Whether you are seeking general knowledge, tribal enrollment, or assisting others in this, you will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]