Monday, January 21, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set ... Register

It is registration season for genealogy institutes. Now that the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is over (and it was very successful) it is time to think about registering for upcoming spring and summer genealogy institutes. In fact, registration for the Forensic Genealogy Institute opens TODAY and IGHR opens TOMORROW.

Registration Opening Dates:
January 21, 2013 -- Forensic Genealogy Institute 
January 22, 2013 -- Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
February 7, 2013 --  Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 
February 2013 -- National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR)

Here are announcements and details on registration for each of these institutes:


Forensic Genealogy Institute 

Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy is proud to announce that Forensic Genealogy Institute II will be held April 11 - April 13, 2013 at the Wyndham Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Registration opens Monday, January 21, 2013 at 12:01 am Pacific time.  Registration fee is $450 for non-CAFG members and $400 for members. Registration includes all courses and breakfast, lunch, and break snacks for all three days. The Wyndham is offering non-smoking king and double queen rooms to attendees for $10 plus applicable taxes.  More information is available at 

The Forensic Genealogy Institute offers twenty-plus hours of significant hands-on instruction with real-world work examples, resources, sample forms and work materials. The embedded practicum offers an actual forensic case study that will be covered from start to finish.  Those who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a Forensic Genealogy Institute Certificate of Completion.

With over fifty years of combined forensic genealogical experience, instructors for the Forensic Genealogy Institute are practicing professional genealogists with real life experience in the field:

Michael Ramage, J.D., Certified Genealogist (sm); Kelvin L. Meyers, Forensic Genealogist; Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Forensic Genealogist; Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist  Forensic Genealogist; Catherine W. Desmarais, M.Ed., Certified Genealogist; and guest speaker Debbie Parker Wayne, Certified Genealogist, CGL.

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)

Registration for IGHR 2013 will open Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central). A link will be provided on the IGHR Registration page to the online registration at that time.  The course openings will once again be staggered to prevent server overload - more on this below.

There is a downloadable online registration guide that ALL prospective attendees will want to review before registration begins.
The IGHR 101 page has a new addition titled "What is IGHR?"  This downloadable PDF provides a brief overview of what IGHR is, what it includes, and what you can expect when you attend.
Registration for course openings will be staggered as follows:

Opening at 10:00 a.m. Central:
o   Course 1: Techniques and Technology
o   Course 4: Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis

Opening at 10:30 a.m. Central:
o   Course 3: Research in the South, Part II
o   Course 6: Genealogy as a Profession
o   Course 9: The Five Civilized Tribes: The Records & Where to Find Them

Opening at 11:00 a.m. Central:
o   Course 2: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies
o   Course 8: Understanding Land Records

Opening at 11:30 a.m. Central:
o   Course 5: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists
o   Course 7: Reading German Records
o   Course 10: Scottish Genealogical Research


Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

Registration will open at NOON on Thursday, February 7, 2013 for the 2013 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). This institute will held at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh from Sunday, July 21, 2013 through Friday, July 26, 2013. The six courses to choose from include: 

Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. 
Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS.  
Bridging the 1780-1840 Gap: From New England to the Midwest with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS.  
Your Immigrant Ancestors’ Stories: Writing a Quality Narrative with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA.  
Advanced Land Research: Locating, Analyzing, Mapping with Rick Sayre, CG, CGL and Pam Sayre, CG, CGL.  
Military Records: From Cradle to Grave with Craig R. Scott, CG.
Evening lectures are scheduled for Monday, July 22, with Michael Hait, CG; Tuesday, July 23, with Angela McGhie; and Thursday, July 25, with Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG. These lectures are open to the public.

The National Institute for Genealogical Research

The National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) is held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. in July. This institute provides an on-site exploration of federal records. Presenters include professional genealogists and NARA archivists and cover records such as military, land, immigration, census, as well as many other types of federal records that can be used for genealogical research. You can sign up online to receive a copy of the registration brochure to be sent out in February by either filling out the Mailing List Form; e-mailing; or writing to NIGR, P.O. Box 118, Greenbelt, MD 20768-0118. Registration forms should be mailed in quickly after you receive them as the institute may fill quickly.

1 comment:

  1. The hotel room rate for the Forensic Genealogy Institute II should read $109. I apologize for the type-o in the origanl release.