The opening of the registration “bell” on Thursday saw many potential GRIP students typing madly as they went through the registration process to claim their seats in the limited capacity courses being offered in July. The outcome was that the most popular course, a new one being presented by Dr. Thomas W. Jones, “Determining Kinship Reliably using the Genealogical Proof Standard,” was sold out in about 3 minutes. (The course now has a waitlist which you can enter on the Registration page.)
“Advanced Land Research: Locating, Analyzing, Mapping” has just a couple of seats left and the other courses are filling as well. [Note: The Advanced Land Research course is now full and taking requests for a waitlist on the Registration page.]
Let your friends and society members know that they can join the students who so far hail from 29 different states for a week of networking and camaraderie. You don’t have to be experienced in a week-long institute: 41% of registrants said they had never been to one. 35% of registrants came to GRIP last year and 24% have experienced a week-long institute elsewhere.
We are pleased to have Maia’s Books from Columbus, Ohio, return for the week with a sales display of genealogy, history, and other books of interest to genealogists. Other activities include evening lectures on “What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search?,” historic newspapers, and divorce records on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, respectively. The public is welcome to browse Maia’s Books and attend the evening lectures at 7 pm.
Hope to see you this summer!