A GRIPping Review

There are far too many ways to make puns on this new Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh or GRIP or GRIPitt’s name. That’s not a complaint, a compliment really. Not much you can do with IGHR (pronounced “eye-ger”) or SLIG (pronounced, well, “slig”). Don’t take that as a criticism of those other institutes. I’ve never … Continue reading A GRIPping Review

This Year’s Plans (2018)

2018 Started with a BANG! I taught my first ever course at SLIG, co-coordinated with Kathryn Lake Hogan of Ontario, Canada. The course was “The Third Coast: Research in the Great Lakes Region.” It was a lot of fun and went very well. However, it was an intense process to prepare for such a large … Continue reading This Year’s Plans (2018)

Summer and Fall Schedule

The summer is fast approaching! It seems like Christmas was not that long ago. (Don’t tell anyone but I still have a string of Christmas lights hanging on our banister.) Since April is already here, I thought I’d take a moment and share my Summer and Fall travel and speaking schedule with you. Exciting things … Continue reading Summer and Fall Schedule

Genealogical Gratitute – November, Remember

November being the month of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share some of my genealogy-related gratitude, things I’m thankful for in terms of my genealogical life. We all have things we are grateful for in all facets of our lives and it’s a good idea to recount those once in a while. I know I … Continue reading Genealogical Gratitute – November, Remember

Genealogy Institutes – Part Five

It is an unfortunate fact that genealogy institutes only have so many seats for each class. If I have gotten you excited to attend an institute, great! Now, I want to share with you some tips for getting registered and sitting in one of those precious few seats. Have you ever bought concert tickets online? … Continue reading Genealogy Institutes – Part Five

Genealogy Institutes – Part Four

In my continuing quest to describe institutes and ultimately convince you to attend one if you haven’t already, this post will highlight the last two of the five major genealogy institutes that I have identified. I have not personally attended either NIGR or SLIG so the following information is a summary from what I’ve learned … Continue reading Genealogy Institutes – Part Four