GRIP students will have some special evening events just for them which will be included on the schedule in their syllabus.
THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in July 2013.
Planning to come back in 2013 is Maia’s Books who set up a store in the College Center Square next to the cafeteria. The public is welcome to peruse the books at any time during GRIP week. Take a look at all the unusual and useful genealogy, social history, children’s, maps, and other historical books of interest at www.MaiasBooks.com.
We wish to thank the sponsoring societies for making the following lectures available. Speaker biographies are available under the Faculty tab.
2013 Evening Lectures begin at 7 p.m. each evening and are held in room SC103 of the La Roche College campus. They are open to the public and include:
Monday, July 22, 2013: WHAT IS A “REASONABLY EXHAUSTIVE” SEARCH? presented by Michael Hait, CG
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to “complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records” related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a “reasonably exhaustive search” constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors’ lives.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013: READ ALL ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS BY LOCATING HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS presented by Angela Packer McGhie
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Learn how to find which newspapers were printed in the time and location your ancestors lived, and how to access them now. We’ll look at free and subscription newspaper websites as well accessing newspapers that are not digitized.
Thursday, July 25, 2013: DIVORCE RECORDS IN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH presented by Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Divorce was alive and thriving throughout the nineteenth century. Records, if found, are rich in information for genealogist. This lecture, concentrating on the era from 1800-1920, focuses on where to find these records and the information contained in them.
MAP OF THE CAMPUS:
Lectures are held in the “Classes” building.
THE FOLLOWING WERE 2012 EVENING LECTURES.
MONDAY, July 23, 2012, 7:30 PM “Telling the Tales: Writing Your Family Narrative” presented by Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG, Sponsored by the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
TUESDAY, July 24, 2012, 6:30 PM “Google Earth for Genealogists” presented by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, and Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG. Sponsored by the North Hills Genealogists.
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2012, 6:30 PM “Pennsylvania Research” presented by Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG, Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.