Monday, May 21, 2012

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh - Early Bird Discount

I received the following announcement from Elissa Powell, CG, one of the directors of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. The institute will be held Sunday, July 22, 2012 through Friday, July 27, 2012 at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is still limited space available in three of the courses: German Research, Intermediate Genealogy, and Problem Solving with Online Repositories.

May 21, 2012

Early Bird discount on courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh ends on Wednesday, May 31. See for more information on the courses offered and the evening lectures sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP), the Western PA Genealogical Society (WPGS), the North Hills Genealogists [of Pittsburgh] (NHG), and the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

One of the most unique courses to be offered is one that can be considered a "backdoor to the Internet" coordinated by D. Joshua Taylor. This course allows you to explore the gems on various archives and library websites that you might not know of otherwise. The title "Beneath the Home Page: Problem Solving with Online Repositories" also speaks to how these gems, once found, can help you in your genealogy. Bring your laptop, your family notes, and your curiosity and see what it is you can discover!

Institutes are a great way to explore a topic in-depth for a week and get to know your classmates and instructors in a community of learning. Who says kids have all the fun at "summer camp"?

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