Courses

THREE Institute weeks are being offered in 2018, both in Pittsburgh at La Roche College: June 24 to 29 and July 22 to 27 and in Amherst, NY at Daemen College 29 July to 3 August. Click on the course title below to see the description of the 18 sessions in each course and their prerequisites (if any).

A printable one-page flyer listing 2018 GRIP Courses can be downloaded through the link. Each week listed below has a link to a more detailed printable two-page flyer for that week’s seven or eight courses.

Registration for these three weeks (two in Pittsburgh, PA, and one in Amherst, New York) will begin 14 February 2018. Sign up for email notifications in the subscription box (on this page) to learn more details as they become available! If you have never been to GRIP, you can enter your contact information ahead of time into the registration system. (Be careful about the spelling of your email as that is how the system will recognize you when you register.)

On February 14 and after, Register when you have chosen one of the below courses to attend for the entire week. Each course consists of four lectures per day, except Friday which has two, finishing by lunch time. The class lectures lead you deeper into the course topic and build your knowledge through presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises. Some courses may have homework options and optional projects.

2018 TUITION: Early bird tuition is $460 if registered by May 1. Tuition payment after that date is $485. The cost includes the one-week course, daytime and optional evening sessions, PDF syllabus material delivered electronically (a printed notebook may be purchased), Sunday evening dinner in the cafeteria prior to the welcome program, social activities, snacks, and a small gift. Payment by check is expected within 30 days of your online reservation.

24-29 June 2018 Flyer for eight Pittsburgh Courses:
8 courses of which 4 are new

From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments with Kimberly Powell
Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
Thinking Genealogically: Advanced Methods with Rev. David McDonald, D.Min., CG
Irish Research with David Rencher, AG, CG
In‐Depth Sources for U.S. Military Research with Michael J. Hall
Chromosome Mapping with Karen Stanbary, CG and Blaine Bettnger, Ph.D., J.D.
Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age with Denise May Levenick
Researching New York: Resources and Strategies with Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS

22-27 July 2018 Flyer for eight Pittsburgh Courses:
8 courses of which 2 are new

Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart‐Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy with Cathi Desmarais, CG, Kelvin Meyers, Michael Ramage, J.D., CG
Women and Children First!: Research Methods for the Hidden Half of the Family with Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL
Walking in Penn’s Woods: Pennsylvania Research with Amy E. K. Arner
Practical Genetic Genealogy with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Advanced Genetic Genealogy with CeCe Moore
You Be The Judge: Practicum Using Standards to Evaluate Genealogical Work with Jeanne Bloom, CG
Churches and Their Records: Communities that Shaped Our Ancestors with Rev. David McDonald, D.Min., CG

29 July–3 August 2018 Flyer for seven Amherst, New York Courses:
7 courses of which 2 are new

Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart‐Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
Advanced Genetic Genealogy with CeCe Moore
Practical Genetic Genealogy with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Refining Internet and Digital Skills with Cyndi Ingle
Advanced Land Research: Beyond Deeds with Rick Sayre, CG, CGL & Pam Sayre, CG, CGL
Tools and Strategies for Tackling Tough Research Problems with Kimberly Powell