Education

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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Gearing up for Spring

This weekend I’ve been taking stock of my calendar. I’m co-chairing Minnesota Genealogical Society’s spring conference April 27 and 28. This will be an exciting event focusing on Central and Eastern European Genealogy. Our featured speaker is John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. John will present his lecture Discovering the REAL...

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