Welcome to the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
We are quite excited to be able to offer TWO opportunities to take courses in 2015! The next offerings of the week-long institute are June 28-July 3, 2015 and July 19-24, 2015 in Pittsburgh. Choose to attend one or the other or both! The schedule for each week may be found by clicking on the link or “Courses” tab above. Hover over the tab for the drop-down list of detailed descriptions of the 18 sessions in each course. 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.
Go to the REGISTRATION page for instructions and the registration links, one for each of the two weeks. Please note that for any course that has reached capacity, there is a link to 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.
All courses have at least five available seats except:
- PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH: Waitlist Link (July)
- Advanced Research Methods: Waitlist Link (July)
- NOTE: There are currently a limited number of private dorm rooms. Don’t wait too long to register! Shared dorm rooms available (see Registration page).
PLEASE NOTE: Early Bird discount deadline ends May 15. Registrants must have paid their tuition by that date to enjoy the discount of $425. After May 15 tuition is $450. (Dorm fees do not have an Early Bird discount. The Registration page has full details.)
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 page 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 2014 we had 203 students on campus in Pittsburgh from 40 different states and three foreign countries.
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 page for details on each course.)
WHEN: Two different weeks: Sunday, June 28 through Friday, July 3 at noon and Sunday, July 19, 2014 through Friday, July 24, 2015 at noon in Pittsburgh at LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Please see Location page for directions and photographs of LaRoche College.)
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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