The Value of Institutes – Radio Interviews

Three of the major U.S. genealogical institutes will be the subject of the Forget-Me-Not Hour radio show by Jane E. Wilcox on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 11 a.m. Eastern. You can sign up for a reminder or listen at

Peg Ivanyo from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Lori Northrup from the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, from the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) will have a good discussion with Jane Wilcox about the history of institutes, their value, what makes them different from conferences and other learning opportunities, and what makes each one special. Lori will also address IGHR’s new home in Georgia beginning in 2017. Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and others!


The website is being updated to reflect the six 2016 courses being offered June 26-July 1 and the six courses offered July 17-22. Registration begins Feb. 10 and March 2, respectively. The details for each course under the “Courses” tab shows the eighteen sessions each will present along with any prerequisites. You should be able to get a good idea of exactly what is being taught by whom by reading over these course details.

The Faculty biographies are being updated as well. The advantage of an institute is that you can talk with so many top instructors in our field–not just your own–in a friendly atmosphere. Free evening lectures will be listed when they are confirmed. Make your plans now to attend one (or both!) GRIP sessions!

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