Registration opens Feb. 10 for June Courses!

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!

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4 Responses to Registration opens Feb. 10 for June Courses!

  1. Sandra Benward says:

    When you register for GRIP class are you also registering for your room too? How does this work?

    • GRIPitt says:

      When you register for a course, you will also be given other options such as a shared or private dorm room, polo shirt, and printed syllabus. There is also a small questionnaire that you will need to answer. To best prepare for your registration experience, make your decisions ahead of time based on the fully detailed registration instructions found at

      If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We look forward to seeing you this summer!

  2. Elsie Deatherage says:

    Do I need to create an account prior to Feb. 10? I have not attended GRIP previously.

    • GRIPitt says:

      You do not need a previous account but can create one through the registration process once registration opens. For those who have never been to GRIP, the system will you for your name, address, and phone number and then allow you to register for the courses, dorm rooms, polo shirt and printed syllabus.

      If you would like to create an account with your contact information, you can see the link and directions at our blog, “Looking Forward to 2016!” at

      Thanks for your interest in GRIP. We are delighted that you may be joining us!

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