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 founding of the WNYGS, was a fellow Warren ancestry researcher. I only met her once and she was a delightful person. We corresponded several times over the years. Different Warren lines, but I was impressed at all her Western New York knowledge and publications. That’s why this means so much to me and helps to promote this course that I love to coordinate and also teach in. I love working with my fellow instructors, Karen Mauer Jones, Cyndi Ingle, and Debbie Mieszala.

After June’s passing, the society library located in the Grosvenor Room (Special Collections Department) of the Central Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library was named for her. I have researched here in the past.

Read on for the details on applying for the scholarship and other information.  The deadline for applying is June 30 and you need to be a member of the WYNGS. Join! You know I want you to choose the intermediate level course.



The Western New York Genealogical Society, Inc. will be offering our members the opportunity to be selected for one of the following:

• A $485 tuition scholarship for a first-time GRIP participant who attends “Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper” with expert Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA.
• A $475 on-campus housing [apartment-style private bedroom, shared kitchen, dining, and living room] scholarship at Daemen College.

These scholarships will provide partial reimbursement for participation in the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) in Amherst, New York during the week of July 29-August 3, 2018.

For consideration, the course must advance the professional and/or research goals of the applicant. Applicants and scholarship recipients must be paid members of the Society for the current membership year (May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019). The deadline for applications is June 30, 2018. Please download the form at and email the completed application to A representative of the Programming Committee will notify all winners no later than July 7th.

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