Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) to be held virtually in summer 2020!

It’s been a few weeks of planning, meetings, reworking of some sessions, and now it can be announced that GRIP is going virtual in 2020. To keep students, instructors, coordinators and the directors, Debbie and Elissa safe, we are going to teach and attend online. More info will be forthcoming. For the time being, check […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

GRIP syllabus prep: genealogy hints for myself

I spent many hours the last couple of weeks working on my syllabus material for the July week of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I coordinate and teach in the course Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills. I’ve made a few changes in this course over the years but it still remains mostly at […]

Digitized law books and genealogical education: Join us this summer!

Have you seen the FB posts about Debbie Mieszala’s ongoing blog series about online access to historic laws? She is being lauded for her work of drawing together the many places that we can check for free to learn what was in effect at the time our ancestors lived in that area. Those laws do […]

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) Registration Opens Soon!

Yes, it’s January and many of us are seeing snow and cold temperatures. Let’s plan for summer. Join your fellow genealogy enthusiasts for two weeks of quality and extensive education this summer. The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh is fun, too.  There is a course that will fit your level of interest and experience. I […]

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, week 2 registration very soon

It’s time to think about summer. It can’t come fast enough for me. Summer means the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. It’s a week of courses to help advance your family history knowledge, methodology, and circle of genealogy colleagues. I am coordinating the intermediate course again. It is offered during the second week of GRIP, […]