Registration for the GRIP courses offered June 26-July 1 will open on Wednesday, February 10 at noon eastern. Four of the six courses are brand new and one is new to GRIP. All six are bound to be sell-outs so mark your calendars and watch the count-down timer which will go to the registration system automatically at the appointed hour. There is nothing like “Summer Camp for Genealogists”!
We are very excited that Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, and Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, are each presenting a new course, never-before offered. Tom’s “Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation” delves into the heart of respectable genealogy. Without clear and complete citations to supporting sources no family compilation or report can be credible. Therefore, all serious genealogists document their work. Students taking this course will learn how to understand their sources well enough to describe them. Then they will learn how to apply that knowledge to crafting citations. This hands-on course will help students gain understanding of how to create conventional citations with artistry, clarity, completeness, conciseness, and competence. Please click on the course link to see all eighteen topics which will be discussed during the week.
Judy Russell’s “Women and Children First!: Research Methods for the Hidden Members of the Family” explores the many ways that the women of our families – mothers, sisters, wives – and the children they bore and raised can be found in records in a historical time period when they did not have a “voice.” Although they greatly outnumbered the menfolk, they left fewer traces in the records and researching these family members effectively poses challenges for any genealogist. Court records, criminal and civil law, pension, marriage, divorce, citizenship, guardianship, binding out, workplace, classroom, newspapers, manuscripts, and DNA are just some of the topics that will be addressed with the hidden half of the family in mind. With these tools, this course begins to answer the question of why we should – and how we can – research women and children first. You can see the exact eighteen session titles and descriptions by clicking on the course link.
In the next blog posts, we will expand on the other June courses: Pennsylvania Research, German Research and Resources, Family Archiving, and Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy. Can’t attend in June? Then look at the July 17-22 week of seven different courses!