Click on the course title below to see course detailed descriptions of the 18 sessions, their prerequisites, and the schedule (in Eastern time) Monday through Friday. The class lectures lead you deeper into the course topic and build your knowledge through presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises. Some courses may have homework options and optional projects.
2023 TUITION: The cost includes the one-week course, daytime and optional evening sessions, PDF syllabus material delivered electronically (printed syllabus may be purchased for your course), Sunday evening welcome program, social activities. Payment by check enjoys a reduced cost and is expected within 30 days of your online reservation.
On-campus expenses such as dorm room or meal plans are in addition to tuition.
When you have chosen which course(s) to attend, go to the Registration page for more information and pricing.
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK – Zoom and In-person (note differences)
- To encourage classroom participation, GRIP does NOT record any sessions. Plan your schedule accordingly to attend the LIVE sessions delivered via Zoom in June or in-person courses in July.
- ALL course times are in the Eastern (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) time zone.
- The Zoom Sunday Welcome Program begins at 7 PM Eastern. (On-campus is about 6:30 PM.) Participate to hear announcements, chance to win door prizes, and to meet your classmates.
- All Zoom courses begin at 9:30 AM Eastern on Monday for introductions. All in-person courses begin at 8:30 AM Eastern on Monday for introductions.
- All courses have four 75-minute sessions per day, Monday through Thursday and two on Friday. Zoom session times are 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:45 PM, and 3:15 PM (Eastern) and in-person times are 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:15 PM (Eastern).
- The Institute week ends on Friday at 12:45 PM Eastern for All Zoom courses and at Noon for in-person courses.
- Courses may have an optional 30-minute session at the beginning or end of the day as noted below in their detailed schedule.
- Monday through Thursday classes for all end each day at 4:30 PM Eastern with the optional 30-minute enhancement session ending at 5:00 PM Eastern. Check your course schedule below for details.
18-23 June 2023 has the following concurrent courses on ZOOM:
- Advanced DNA Evidence with Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
- Beside, Through, and Beyond the Golden Door: Immigrants to the United States of America After 1890 with Rich Venezia and Marian Smith
- Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills with Paula Stuart‐Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
- Essential Tools and Strategies for African-American Research with Dr. Deborah Abbott
- Genealogical Organization: Increase Your Productivity with Kelli Jo Bergheimer (NEW COURSE)
- Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, FASG
- Researching Your Ancestry in the Austrian Crownland of Galicia with Michelle Chubenko (NEW COURSE)
- Spirit of the Inland Seas: Research in the Great Lakes Region with Cari A. Taplin, CG
- Tools and Techniques for Tackling Tough Problems with Kimberly Powell
- Walking in Penn’s Woods: Pennsylvania Research with Amy E. K. Arner
- Advanced Family History Research: U.S. Ancestors, 1917 – 1930 with Gena Philibert-Ortega and KB Barcomb (NEW COURSE)
9-14 July 2023 has the following concurrent courses in-person:
- Practical Genetic Genealogy with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
- Beyond a Name and Date: Advanced Practices in Social History with Gena Philibert-Ortega
- Beyond Fundamentals: Hands-on Forensic Genealogy (LAST TIME OFFERED!) with Catherine Desmarais, CG
- Get Your Hands Dirty! A Workshop in Land and Property Records with Kimberly Powell
- Intermediate German Research with Warren Bittner, CG (NEW COURSE)
- Irish Genealogical Research, part I with David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
- Pennsylvania Germans and Research in the Keystone State with Michael Lacopo
- Putting Those Records to Work with Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL (NEW COURSE)