Thank you everyone who participated in the opening registrations days for the June 25-30 and the July 16-21 institute weeks. We never know which courses will be popular hits until you “vote” with your registration. For the June week, “Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments” reached its set capacity within 3 minutes. There is a waiting list and whenever a seat opens up, the list individuals will be alerted. The same for “Practical Genetic Genealogy” in the July week which reached its allotment of seats in 4 minutes and has a wait-list.
Private dorm rooms were also at a premium in both sessions. There is a wait-list for each of these. If you would like to be matched with a roommate, sign up for the shared dorm room option which is not only $100 less expensive but twice the fun!
For June, there are still some seats left in some unique courses. Have ancestors from Eastern Europe or the states of the Old Northwest Territory? How about understanding more about federal records — and how to access them from home? Or writing up your research (including Word tutorial on how to make it behave!)? Only one seat is left in Mastering Documentation.
For July, along with Practical Genetic Genealogy, there is a wait-list for Irish Research; also one seat left in Advanced Genetic Genealogy. [Update: Filled as of 5 pm March 15. Waitlist instituted.] Have New Jersey ancestors, or want to learn more about how the laws your ancestor operated under can solve thorny problems? How about a solid intermediate-level foundation course in which you get to submit your brick walls for class discussion (and possible solutions!)?
Please take a look at the detailed course descriptions both under the Courses tab and in the blog post series “In Their Words” on the side of http://www.gripitt.org/registration/. To see what others think about the courses they took (video interviews and blogs), see the “Reviews” menu item on the website.
Share this with anyone you think might be interested. “Summer Camp for Genealogists” is always more fun with friends!