GRIP 2016 Registration Dates Set

The summer has flown by and now it is officially fall. Are you already planning your 2016 educational opportunities? More details about each of the 12 courses being offered next year at GRIP will be coming in November. In the meantime mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 10 at noon Eastern if you want to register for the June 26-July 1 week of courses and Wednesday, March 2 at noon Eastern for the July 17-22, 2016 courses. The course titles and coordinators can be found here.

GRIP is happy to continue to provide fresh content and an unique opportunity to compact genealogical learning by offering two weeks. Last year 24 attendees took advantage of the “double-dipping” learning by enjoying both weeks at genealogical summer camp.

The sense of community that is developed over interacting with people from institute to institute and conference to conference can be achieved by everyone who attends these events. Although someone new to the experience may feel like “everyone knows everyone,” it won’t be long before you have that feeling of inclusion and support among friends. This is a wonderful side-benefit of spending a full week with your same classmates and instructors — you have time to socialize, dine together, and bounce research ideas.

One of your GRIP co-directors, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, did a webinar on creating your personal education plan. This involves looking at various opportunities according to your current skills, needs, and goals so that you can focus your educational time and dollars on the appropriate events so you can get the most for the effort. Money-saving tips and scholarships are also highlighted in the webinar which is available at BCG Educational Plan webinar.

Let us know how we can serve your educational needs through GRIP. Please email us if you have any questions.

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2 Responses to GRIP 2016 Registration Dates Set

  1. Mary Staub says:

    I would like to transition my love for, expertise in my knowledge, and desire to help people with their genealogy journey into a business. I worked for and am a volunteer with two nonprofit organizations. So, knowing what options there are to pursue would be very helpful and to network with similar folks would be awesome!

    • admin says:

      Mary, That is terrific that you want to share your passion for genealogy with others. As you transition to becoming a professional you will definitely want to hone your skills and take courses such as the ones offered at GRIP. The Intermediate Genealogy course in July will fill in any knowledge gaps on the records and the other special courses will help you go deeper into a particular topic. Plan to come to both weeks of GRIP in order to catapult your education.

      There are many helpful venues around and you may want to look into subscribing to the email list “Transitional Genealogists Forum” aka TGF. It has many experienced professionals and newcomers who discuss a wide variety of topics, including transitioning to becoming more professional in the research you do.

      Best wishes and we hope to see you next summer!

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