Monday, January 26, 2015

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh Registration Details

I am excited to be teaching in the land course at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) this June! Here are the details from GRIP co-director Elissa Powell on registering for the programs this summer:

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is a very popular “summer camp for
genealogists” that is held on the campus of La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last year 205 students from 40 states and 3 countries attended seven classes in Pittsburgh. Having fun while learning about genealogy in the company of friends and like-minded classmates is why students return year after year. Not to mention the course coordinators and instructors who are tops in the field! GRIP is happy to provide two separate weeks for learning opportunities this summer, each with its own opening registration date.

Registration for the first week of GRIP is coming quickly on Wednesday, February 4, at Noon Eastern. A countdown timer has been installed on the registration page which will go automatically at the “zero hour” to the registration page. There is no need to watch the clock, hit refresh, or otherwise fear that you will miss the “opening bell.” In fact doing any such action will interfere with the automatic transition and slow your computer down. All you have to do is pick out your course from the list below and read the Registration page completely to prepare your registration answers. Descriptions of the 18 lecture sessions for each course are detailed on the GRIP website.

See you this summer in Pittsburgh!

These six courses to be held June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh have registration beginning February 4:
§  Writing Your Immigrant Families’ Stories: From Research to Publishing with John P. Colletta, Ph.D. and Michael Hait, CG
§  Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard with Thomas W. Jones, PhD., CG, CGL and Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
§  Researching New York State with Karen Mauer Jones, CG , FGBS
§  Problem Solving with Church Records with Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
§  Advanced Research Tools: Land Records with Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, Angela McGhie, and Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
§  Practical Genetic Genealogy with Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, CeCe Moore and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

These six courses to be held July 19-24, 2015 in Pittsburgh have registration beginning February 18:
§  Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, and Debra Mieszala, CG
§  Advanced Research Methods with Thomas W. Jones, PhD., CG, CGL, Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, and Pam Sayre, CG, CGL
§  Refresh, Rebuild and Recharge Your Genealogy Career with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, and Debra Mieszala, CG
§  Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State with Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D. and Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.
§  Practical Genetic Genealogy with Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, Patti Hobbs, CG, and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
      §  Law School for Genealogists with Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL and Richard G. “Rick” 
      Sayre, CG, CGL, Marian L. Smith

Sunday, January 18, 2015

IGHR Registration Opens Tuesday! Are you ready?

I know there are lots of genealogists who would love to attend the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). They have their eye on a course, and want to be among the first to register and ensure their spot. Well, the fun will take place this Tuesday, January 20th beginning at 11:00a.m. Eastern (10:00am Central).

If you have not registered for IGHR before, you will want to visit the IGHR 101 page to familiarize yourself with the process and have your information typed out and ready to copy into the registration form. There is a video guide on how to register or get on the waiting list if a course is full. You will want to do this. There are cancellations every year and some of those on the waiting list get into their course of choice.

In order to accommodate the rush on the IGHR online registration system, the courses have a staggered opening for registration. Here is the schedule:

11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 AM Central):
#3. Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis, coordinator Judy Russell
#9. Genealogy as a Profession, coordinator Elissa Powell
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 AM Central):
#4. Writing and Publishing for Genealogists, coordinator Thomas W. Jones
#6. The Five Civilized Tribes: The Records & Where to Find Them, coordinator Linda Geiger
12:00 PM Eastern (11:00 AM Central):
#8. Research in the South: The Colonies of the South, coordinator Mark Lowe
#10. Virginia’s Land & Military Conflicts, coordinator Victor Dunn
12:30 PM Eastern (11:30 AM Central)
#2. Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies, coordinator Angela McGhie
#7. Land Records: Using Maps, coordinator Rick Sayre
1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 PM Central):
#1. Methods and Sources, by Pamela Sayre
#5. Military Records II, by Craig Scott

I wish each of you the best of luck in getting in to the course of your choice!!