Welcome to the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now “On the Road” in Orchard Lake, Michigan!
The next offerings of the week-long institute are July 20-25, 2014 in Pittsburgh and August 3-8, 2014 in Orchard Lake, Michigan (suburban Detroit). The course schedules may be found on the “Courses” tab above. Look for the detailed descriptions of the 18 lectures in each course to be posted in November 2013. To receive notifications of GRIP news, please subscribe to email changes in the right-hand column. Your email will only be used to notify you when the website changes. You may unsubscribe yourself at any time.
Registration will begin February 12, 2014 for GRIP and February 25, 2014 for GRIP on the Road. Click on the Registration page for instructions and the registration link. Please note that for any course that has reached capacity, there is a link to be request a waitlist spot. Cancellations do occur and you will be notified in the order in which you asked to be placed on the waitlist.
PLEASE NOTE: Early Bird discount deadline ends May 15. Registrants must have paid their tuition by then to enjoy the discount of $410. Afterward tuition is $425. Dorm fees remain the same.
WHO: The instructors are all experienced genealogical researchers, lecturers, and writers who bring their expertise into the classroom with case studies and problem solving exercises. (Please see the Faculty tab for biographies of faculty and staff.) The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all share their passion for family history and for learning how to efficiently break down “brick wall” genealogical puzzles. In 2013 we had 163 students on campus in Pittsburgh from 34 different states and one foreign country.
WHAT: Various different week-long genealogical courses which incorporate hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art and friendly community atmosphere. Socializing during meals or in the evenings may let distant cousins discover each other or a new-found research buddy. (Please see the Courses tab for details on each course.)
WHEN: Sunday, July 20, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014 in Pittsburgh at LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Please see Location tab for directions and photographs of the location.)
ALSO: Sunday, August 3, 2014 through Friday, August 8, 2014 in Orchard Lake at the Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324.
WHY: The demand for in-depth genealogical education is so high that week-long courses sell out shortly after registration opens, disappointing many potential students. At the same time genealogists who have taken many courses want new content. Since 2012, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) has offered week-long courses of high quality with internationally recognized instructors to address these needs.
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