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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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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Germanic Genealogy Conference by the numbers

I love statistics. Maybe I should attribute that to my German ancestors? The International German Genealogy Partnership’s (IGGP), inaugural International Germanic Genealogy Conference is already full of statistics and other numbers. The Minnesota based Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) is the local host and is assisted by great volunteers from all over the U.S. and beyond. […]

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