GRIP 2013 Wrap-up

It has been a week now since GRIP 2013 ended. The “genealogy bubble” that we all lived in last week was broken by the realities of our individual lives. You can see some of those memories in the new “Photo” section of the website. Be sure to view the Year Group tab as well as each individual course tab… they all have pictures. There are also pictures on the GRIPitt Facebook page.

Also updated is the list of blogs written by our attendees. Learn first-hand what each person’s experience was by clicking on their blog. If the 2014 course titles aren’t enough to pique your interest for next year, perhaps some of the bloggers’ descriptions of their week will.

This year we had 163 students from 34 different states of which 42% had never been to any kind of genealogy institute; 33% had come to GRIP in 2012, and 25% had attended another institute.

The Pittsburgh weather, which had been in the 90s the week before GRIP, was pleasantly in the 70s during the week. This did cause the inside air-conditioning to be felt even more as it did not have to combat the heat.

Thanks to everyone who came to the institute and the faculty who made it possible. Debbie Lichtner Deal and Elissa Scalise Powell are grateful to be able to provide you all with a place in which such great learning occurs. Thanks!

More information will be coming, as it becomes available, for the six courses scheduled for GRIP 2014. Mark your calendars for July 20-25, 2014. Registration will be February 12, 2014. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Also look for a special announcement in the near future. For those of you who are Plus subscribers, Elissa Powell will make this announcement on the video chat scheduled for Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. This will be recorded and will be available to subscribers if you cannot make the live show.

Hope to see some of you soon at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in a couple of weeks. It is another chance for genealogists to get together and do what we do best — talk about our families and research!

2013 July 25 - Maias Bookstore shoppers 2013 July 25 - Peace garden - busy bee 2013 July 25 - Your Immigrant Ancestor - Lynn Parent - Carla Cegielski 2013 July 24 - Noreen Manzella - Cathi Desmarais w lecture 2013 July 25 - Peace Garden 2013 July 21 - Deb and Elissa door prizes

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