GRIP – Booth 118

April 17th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

GRIP is a week-long, hands-on institute offering several courses simultaneously for all levels of genealogists, taught by the top instructors in the field. In 2018, 23 courses are offered in three different weeks in two locations (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Amherst (Buffalo), New York). Affordable on-campus housing is available on both college campuses.

Courses range from Intermediate: Tools for Digging Deeper to Practical and Advanced Genetic Genealogy, Pennsylvania, New York, and Irish research strategies, Proof Arguments, Mastering Documentation, Military records, and Finding Females in Pittsburgh. Refining Internet and Digital Skills (including organizing your own computer!), Advanced Land Research, and Tackling Tough Research Problems are some of the courses in Amherst. One of the most unique courses is Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age which addresses small collections, whether they are family, society, or small museums. Other courses are Forensic Genealogy, Church Records, and You Be the Judge Practicum.

Summer Camp for Genealogists is fun and educational, especially when shared with friends! Visit us in the booth to see photos of past GRIP experiences. Be the first to learn about the 2019 courses which will be announced on May 2 at the NGS conference!

ABOUT: Co-Directors Deborah Lichtner Deal and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, started GRIP in 2012 with four courses. Genealogical education in a relaxed, social, and friendly atmosphere has grown GRIP to 23 courses offered this summer. Debbie is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Board of Trustees and served as chairperson of the OGS Summer Workshop and co-chair of the 2014 OGS conference. Elissa is a past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has been a coordinator at IGHR and an instructor in the BU Genealogy Research Certificate program.

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