Past and Future

GRIP typically is held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA, the last week of June and the third week of July each year.

Save the Dates! The 2017 GRIP COURSES will be held in two different weeks in Pittsburgh, each with different courses: 

June 25-30, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017

The 2017 courses (schedule to be determined) are:

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
“Practical Genetic Genealogy”

Harold Henderson, CG, and Kimberly Powell
“Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments”

Melissa A. Johnson, CG
“Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research”

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
“Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation”

Michael J. Leclerc, CG
“Writing and Sharing Your Family History”

David McDonald, CG
“Research in the states of the Old Northwest Territory”

CeCe Moore
“Advanced Genetic Genealogy”

David Rencher, AG, CG
“Irish Genealogical Research”

Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL & Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL
“Law School for Genealogists”

Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, Pam Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
“Research in Washington, DC, from Afar”

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
“Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper”

Amy L. Wachs, J.D.
“Tracing Your Roots in Eastern Europe”

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Past Years’ Milestones:

2016: GRIP is 5 years old! The polo shirt color is sage green.

2015: Our first year in which two separate weeks (each with six courses) were offered both on the La Roche College campus, one the last week of June and the other the third week of July. The polo shirt color was burgundy.

2014: Our first year in which we offered two separate weeks in two different locations, one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with six courses in July and one in Orchard Lake, Michigan, with four courses in August. The polo shirt color for women was French blue and for men, royal blue.

2013: Our first year in which we offered six courses at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. The 2013 courses have photos and detailed course schedules. The polo shirt color was aqua.

2012: Our first year in which we offered four courses at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. The 2012 courses pages have photographs and course descriptions. Group photos are also available. The polo shirt color was turquoise.