4 weeks till the start of virtual genealogy course “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills.

As I do each year, I have heard from prospective students for the GRIP Genealogy Institute course “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills. No, it’s not a basic level course. Yes, even novice genealogists can learn a lot, but if you have a bit more experience, you will become a better researcher and have a boatload […]

GRIP Genealogy Institute Summer 2024 Pricing

The long-running and fabulous Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP or GRIP Genealogy Institute) is now part of the National Genealogical Society. Registration opens 20 February 2024 and NGS promises a full website soon. Among the many courses offered, I will once again be coordinating and teaching the intermediate level course “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, […]

News update on GRIP (GRIP Genealogy Institute) for 2024

More genealogical education planning for your 2024 calendar! The coming year’s edition of GRIP will feature one week of courses online in June and in July an in-person lineup of courses in Pittsburgh. View the course titles for each week at https://grip.ngsgenealogy.org/. In case you haven’t heard yet, the founding directors of GRIP, Debbie Lichtner […]

Genealogical institutes are perfect for family history education

Did you have time to register for a 2023 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) course when registration opened at the end of February? Some courses filled and some have a handful of open seats. Education is a basic part of family history research if you want to do it well. Education should never stop. […]

Some of my upcoming webinars, courses, and institutes for the first half of 2023

February 22: Online Registration opens for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I am the coordinator and lead instructor in the virtual course, Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills offered June 18-23, 2023. This course includes an extensive syllabus, hands-on work, and a suggested homework project.  I am also an instructor in that week’s Spirit […]

First time to GRIP? A scholarship for two genealogists!

The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh reminds family historians that a neat scholarship is available to first-time registrants. Choose from 2 weeks of courses. The Donn Devine scholarship reminds me of the great man for whom this is named. A brilliant and caring man with a smart mind and wit. A fantastic genealogist, lawyer, archivist, […]

Registration for the11th year of GRIP genealogical education excellence is tomorrow (Feb 16)

“Only” 18 courses to choose from. Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 16) is when online registration opens for the 2022 Virtual Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). This will be my 11th year of coordinating the “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills” course.  Cyndi Ingle, Debbie Mieszala, and Cari Taplin join me in the July week as […]

February 16 is next week! Genealogists will flock to register for GRIP.

That title sounds a bit presumptuous, but it’s true. The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) registration opens on the 16th and most courses fill quickly. Best thing to do is visit the courses and registration page now and then be ready to get the course you really need. A brand-new registration system is in […]

Jan 1 deadline Donn Devine Scholarship for Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

From the GRIP Directors: “The Donn Devine Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who emulates Donn’s spirit of volunteerism by giving back to their community. GRIP would like to reward that spirit to a person who has never been to GRIP by giving them one of the 18 virtual week-long courses available in the […]