We are very happy to form GRIP out of a need we saw in genealogical education. One-week institutes are not located near the northeastern part of the country and those in other parts of the country are filled to capacity with eager students. Based on our experience with institutes and week-long summer workshops, we feel that with we could organize an institute with outstanding faculty and great facilities.
GRIP’s location in Pittsburgh is also near many ancestral migration paths. Research and education are on the minds of potential GRIP students.
— Elissa Scalise Powell and Deborah Lichtner Deal