2019 Courses

GRIP will be held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two different weeks:

  • Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19, 2019

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PROPOSALS FOR COURSES are taken through March each year for the proposed summer institute fifteen months later. For summer 2019 this date is March 30, 2018. Proposals include:

  • coordinator’s name and contact info,
  • a short narrative of why this course should be presented at GRIP (such as need, intended audience, where that market comes from, etc.),
  • where this course has been presented before or is scheduled to be presented
  • any student pre-requisites,
  • outline of eighteen progressive sessions with titles and a sentence or two that describes each session,
  • who else might be teaching in your course (commitments not necessary for proposal),
  • any other teaching techniques, classroom type, or other requirements.
  • Email to GRIPitt@gmail.com

Course Coordinator Timeline

  • by March (year before): Proposals are taken for courses (see above).
  • April (year before): Letters of agreement to present a course are issued to course coordinators
  • May (year before): The following year’s courses are announced at the National Genealogical Society conference.
  • October (year before): Course descriptions are due detailing course prerequisites, the schedule for eighteen sessions and bonus sessions (if any), the session titles and descriptions, and guest instructors; bios and photos are also due.
  • May (year of): Syllabus material is due from the course coordinator of the entire course