July 2016 Course Highlights

This Tuesday, March 1, at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific) Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, co-director of GRIP, will appear on the one-hour internet genealogy radio show, A Savory Spotlight on LAtalkRadio. Tune in then to hear about topics in genealogical education, and whatever else comes to mind, with co-hosts Tina Sansone and Sheri Savory.

With GRIP July course registration opening on Wednesday, March 2, at noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific) there is bound to be a rush for the DNA courses and Tom Jones’ Advanced Methodology course. If the system will not allow you to register for a course, remember to send GRIP an email requesting to be notified when a seat opens up. The people who make this request will be notified in date/time stamp order of any openings once the dust has settled.

We have been hearing about all the courses and people’s reasons for wanting to take them from “honing skills” to “wanting to further my knowledge” to “want to explore a topic deeper” to “networking with others of like mind.” These student insights have been captures on video. Look for an announcement of where to view them.

Which course will you select to attend July 17-22 in Pittsburgh? “Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper” has also been called “Beyond Genealogy 101”! Paula Stuart-Warren does a great job of engaging her students in how to hone their skills, expand their horizons, and break through brick walls. This course is good for filling in “knowledge gaps” and for exposure to many types of resources genealogists use. See both Paula’s blog and a past student’s review on her course detail’s page.

Ever come across conflicting information? Ever wonder how it is you know that something is proven? Join Harold Henderson, CG, and Kimberly Powell for their unique course, “From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments.” You will learn what makes for good analysis and logical presentation of proof arguments and then guest lecturers, Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, and Melissa Johnson, CG, will share cases they have solved and how they proved their conclusions. This is sure to be a fascinating course and one you can apply to your own genealogical puzzles.

There are still some (limited) seats in four of the six courses offered June 26-July 1 at GRIP. Come learn about German resources, Pennsylvania research, Forensic Genealogy, or Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age. See the links for a detailed list of all 18 sessions in each course and then click on the registration page to register.

Hope to see you at GRIP this summer!

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