Tuesday, 20 May is GRIP Genealogy Institute Registration

I’m excited. Only 2 more days until registration opens. It’s an online registration process. A few more reasons to register for the Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills course for which I am the Coordinator and one of the instructors. It will be taking place online from 23-28 June in the 2024 GRIP Genealogy Institute. […]

GRIP 2024 “Digging Deeper” Friday Sessions and Reasons to Register

Only 3 more days till registration opens for the virtual Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills course and the other 19 courses of GRIP Genealogy Institute for 2024. June and July will be busy education months. I’ve already blogged about the Monday through Friday sessions in Digging Deeper, and the Friday sessions are below. Still […]

GRIP 2024 Virtual “Digging Deeper” Course, Thursday Sessions and about the Syllabus

Syllabus. That’s a positive word for any institute student. Think 150-250 pages of links, book citations and annotations, reminders of session discussions, maps, diagrams, charts, examples, and records you should be checking, and more info than can be covered in each 75-minute session. Whew. That’s a lot of detail. If a course has been previously […]

Digging Deeper: Records, Tools and Skills at Virtual GRIP 2024 this June

One oft-repeated idea is that this Digging Deeper course is a perfect early step before taking some very advanced courses. We each judge our own ability and experience level. Digging Deeper is not a beginning level course, it’s more on the immediate level, but parts have some more advanced methodology and record background. We pride […]

More Digging Deeper Sessions for June 2024, GRIP

Four Tuesday sessions, June 24, 2024 Virtual GRIP Institute PERSI: Using the Periodical Source Index  (Cari Taplin)In this session, we will take a look at Allen County Public Library’s Periodical Source Index (PERSI). We will examine its history and purpose, and its new interface at the ACPL website. Participants will also gain valuable tips and […]

“Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills” Monday Sessions for GRIP Institute

This is the first post about the actual sessions. Next up will be Tuesday’s sessions. Amazingly, that’s the day that follows Monday on my calendar! If I hadn’t been busy meeting an extra details research case deadline this weekend, I should have posted this Monday lineup on Monday! Monday Student and instructor introductions and tweaking […]

2024 GRIP “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills” Course Details

Update: The GRIP website is finally live! https://grip.ngsgenealogy.org/ This week I am sharing some additional details on the 2024 GRIP Course, “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills.” I will post over several days due to the length of all the details. Watch for those details on the individual sessions in upcoming posts about this course […]

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. […]