Feb 17, Wednesday, as in tomorrow is GRIP registration

It snuck up on me, too. Have you chosen which course(s) to take? Two weeks of GRIP this year and lots of courses to choose from. GRIP is going virtual again tas it celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Zoom worked exceedingly well last year for the classes, networking, asking questions, and even for the hands-on sessions. […]

Strategies for GRIP registration on February 17

Are you ready? Have you read the registration and courses pages on the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh’s website as I recommended 4 days ago? I’m asking that in my Mom voice. The directors of GRIP have just released some Strategies for Registration. I strongly suggest reading that soon. (Mom voice again.)

Only 15 days till Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh registration opens

A full week of in-depth education. Are you ready? Have you read all the registration details? Have you chosen a course? Wednesday, February 17th is the online registration date. The course shown below is being held June 20-25 and it’s going to be online the entire week. The syllabus for this course is extensive and […]

Feb 17 — Register for GRIP genealogy excellence online

Only a month until online registration opens for the 2021 weeks of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). It’s the tenth year and I have been with GRIP for all 10 years! So many courses from which to choose over the week in June and the week in July. It’s VIRTUAL in 2021 and […]

10 years of GRIP: 2021 will be virtual

Ten years ago, four course coordinators sat at a table with the directors and discussed the very first Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). We were having dinner with Deb Deal and Elissa Scalise Powell who were the architects of GRIP. The first four coordinators were the late John T. Humphrey and Thomas W. Jones, […]

Genealogy online: GRIP Digging Deeper course a smash hit!

I have been teaching at genealogical institutes since the early 1990s. These have included  in-person courses in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. I have presented in-person seminars in many states. In recent years, I have been presenting online webinars. This summer has included being part of 2 week-long online institute courses via Zoom. Would I […]

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2021 Courses

Just finishing up a week of being involved in teaching for Cari Taplin’s course Following Your Ancestors in Time and Place. The week after next is my course Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills in which I teach many of the session. The experience teaching and interacting via Zoom has been wonderful this week. I […]

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 […]

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 […]