Category Archives: Announcements

GRIP Registration Opens Today!

Just a quick note to let you know that registration for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) opens today! Click HERE for more information.

I will be coordinating a course about Great Lakes research titled “The Spirit of the Inland Seas” with the wonderfully experienced and fun teachers such as Paula Stuart Warren, Cyndi Ingle, and Judy G. Russell.

I will also be teaching in Paula Stuart Warren’s course “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills.” I will present on the topics of probate records and PERSI.

Registration opens today, Wednesday, February 17th, at Noon Eastern for June courses and 2 PM Eastern for July courses. I hope to see you there!

Valentine’s Day a Little Early

We are all working/schooling from home in my household. So, when the flower delivery came Monday, it was my husband who answered because I was in a meeting.

As long-time readers will know, we recently moved back to Colorado after being in Texas for 6 years. We had been planning to move after our daughter graduated high school, but when everything went online and we weren’t “tied” to Texas anymore, we decided quite quickly to take the plunge and head back. I missed the crisp mornings and the view to the west.

We just bought a house and will spend February moving into the new house. (We’ve been renting for 6 months while we shopped.) So, the blog might be a bit low-key, with shorter posts and announcements rather than a more in-depth series for a few weeks while we get re-settled. I’m just happy to be able to unpack my genealogy books soon!

Genealogy Pants is Back in Colorado!

I took a little bit of a hiatus last week because we moved back to Colorado! We moved to Texas six years ago for a new job opportunity for my husband. Long story short, he’s with a different company now, and they are having everyone work from home until at least next June. My daughter switched over to an online school. I already work from home. It finally dawned on us that we didn’t have to stay in Texas! (I was not fond of the heat and humidity!) We’d been talking about moving back to Colorado for about the last four years and so we “seized the day” and just went for it.

So, as I get my life adjusted, I will get back on track next week with my blog posts. I haven’t finished my thoughts on newspapers, so stay tuned for those continued posts!

We took a drive to Estes Park last weekend. I missed the mountains and the crisp air so much!

The Genealogy Squad’s Newest Member

I’m taking a short break from my Box Adventures series for a couple of reasons. First, my scanning assistant has been studying and taking her AP tests recently so not much progress has been made on the scanning front. Also, I ordered some archival materials, but since they are shipped out of New York, and New York is in lockdown, they aren’t shipping right now. So I will wait until some of those things clear up to finish that blog series.

In other exciting news, I was asked to join one of the largest (over 33,000 members and growing!) and highest-quality genealogy groups on Facebook, The Genealogy Squad. It was started a year ago by several of my colleagues with the idea of giving good, solid, accurate information when it comes to genealogy. Of course I said yes! How could I resist working with some of my favorite people? Drew Smith and George Morgan of the Genealogy Guys podcast and Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List are the other administrators. We also have some fun moderators working with us as well.

“The mission of The Genealogy Squad Facebook group is to provide a positive space for the sharing of appropriate and reliable methods and resources to assist genealogists at all levels. We focus on answering questions and solving problems, while demonstrating best practices in all aspects of genealogical research.”

If you’d like to join, click here. There are some rules to read and follow, and some questions to answer so we know you are not a spammer. We try to keep the group drama-free, positive, and educational so the items in the rules are important and are there for reasons they’ve figured out over the life of the group.

I’m so excited to have been included. Please join the group if you haven’t done so already!