Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Genealogy Institute Proves to be Popular

Registration opened yesterday for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the newest genealogy institute in the field, and the Advanced Research Method course with Thomas W. Jones sold out in five minutes. That is really no surprise as this same course sells out quickly at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis course with Elizabeth Shown Mills at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) also sells out in five to ten minutes every year. There is definitely a hunger for advanced instruction in the field of genealogy.

There are three other courses offered this year at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and as of today there is still space in each of them: 

Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper
            with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Beneath the Home Page: Problem Solving with Online Repositories 
            with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

German Genealogical Research 
            with John T. Humphrey, CG

Evening programs are open to the public and will include:

“Telling the Tales: Writing Your Family Narrative” presented by Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG
Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:30pm

“Google Earth for Genealogists” presented by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, and Richard G. Sayre, CG.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:30pm

"Pennsylvania Research” presented by Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG
 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:30pm

A presentation by Bruce Klein of Photo Antiquities
Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 7:30pm

This is the first year of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and plans are in the works for 2013. They have not released the list of courses for next year, but it will probably expand to more than four courses and have a nice variety of genealogical offerings.

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