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. […]

June 2023 Virtual Course: Digging Deeper into Genealogy

It’s just over 3 months till the 2023 virtual week of the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). The wide variety of courses provide education on almost everything genealogical. The course I have told you about does still have some openings after last week’s rush to register. Not everyone had free time to do that registration […]

Tomorrow (Feb 22) is the day to register for GRIP genealogy education

Time sure flys! Tomorrow, February 22, 2023 is when online registration starts for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. June courses are virtual, July courses are in-person. Each is a week-long event. Smart genealogists view the courses and then the registration page details so they are ready on Wednesday. As coordinators and instructors, my colleagues […]

Only 3 more days till GRIP genealogical virtual education registration

ONLY 3 more days until online registration opens for the 2023 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh! Week-long genealogical education. Won’t you consider joining us for this live virtual course? You won’t have to wear shoes, can make your own coffee or lemonade, and can start a load of laundry or feed your pets during the […]

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, […]

Catching up on email, cleaning house, and GRIP still feels exhilarating.

I recently posted on Facebook and here about the great week instructing in my course for GRIP. Of course, my 31 students were the best group in all courses! I didnt do all the presentations myself. Cyndi Ingle, Debbie Mieszala, and Cari Taplin did fantastic ones. Lois Mackin was our course’s tech host.  A week-long […]

Genealogy overload but Looking forward to GRIP 2023!

It’s been a month since I posted on here and I have many reasons why. Nothing bad or sad, just lots of work deadlines, some good family stuff, and my own birthday that passed without any celebration due to that work. In the past week alone, I have done 15 virtual presentations. Each presentation involves […]

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 […]