Announcing: Donna Peterson Scholarship for GenealogyPants Classes

The Genealogy World lost one of the friendliest and most inspirational students and researchers in June 2021, Donna Peterson. She was one of my students, participating in several study groups I’ve organized over the years. She was always just “going for it” in whatever she was doing. She was on the clock working toward her certification with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. During the pandemic, she took as many online courses and institutes as she could. She was just so active, energetic, and enthusiastic about genealogy and was an inspiration to many.

Donna Hansen Peterson from her Facebook Profile

I coordinate several study groups with Cyndi Ingle and we wanted to honor Donna by offering a scholarship in her name. For each of our study groups, we will offer one registration fee per instructor per group. The first group this will apply to is the Mastering Genealogical Proof study group that will be forming soon and will begin meeting in October. Information about our study groups can be seen here.

To apply for the Donna Peterson Scholarship, click here for the online form.

3 thoughts on “Announcing: Donna Peterson Scholarship for GenealogyPants Classes

  1. I am saddened to hear the news of Donna’s passing. She was such a vibrant woman. We exchanged a few emails and attended at least two of your classes and a couple of institute weeks together in the past two years. We had talked about her plans “to go on the clock” this year for certification and I knew she would be ready for the challenge.

    It is such a lovely gesture by you and Cyndi to honor Donna’s legacy with the Donna Peterson Scholarship.

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