Education

GRIP 2013 Days 1 and 2

Long, busy days, good food, new friends: Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Monday morning classes started in my course, Bridging the 1780-1840 Gap: from New England to the Midwest. Our course coordinator, D. Joshua Taylor, arrived in the nick of time from filming Genealogy Roadshow on the West Coast...

spacer

GRIP 2013 Begins!

Today, July 21, was the start of this year’s Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). About 175 genealogists from all over the country are gathering at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh’s North Hills area for five days of genealogical education and networking. This year’s GRIP offers six courses: Intermediate Genealogy:...

spacer

Genealogy in Audio

Now you can absorb genealogy while you drive, work out, or do chores, through the magic of podcasting and Internet radio. Genealogy podcasts have been around since at least 2005, when George G. Morgan and Drew Smith started The Genealogy Guys podcast, the longest running regularly produced podcast in...

spacer

Genealogical Credentialing and Education

There are two credentialing bodies for genealogy, ICAPGen (International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists) and BCG (Board for Certification of Genealogists). ICAPGen awards the AG (accredited genealogist) credential, and BCG awards the CG (certified genealogist) credential. I don’t have either credential, but am working on submitting a...

spacer

Catching up

Where have I been since March? Well, I taught two Genealogy 101 classes (with slightly different curricula), spoke at six genealogical society meetings, and co-chaired a conference attended by nearly 200 people. Whew! Now I’m a little more than halfway through an odyssey combining business and pleasure. It started...

spacer