Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – German Genealogy Event
A German genealogy course is to be held at LaRoche College, July 23-27, 2012. It is a week-long course (8:30 am to 4 pm each day, except Friday which ends at noon) that will instruct attendees on how to read Gothic print and script and how to reach back to Germany through church and other records to discover more about their family history and from where they arrived.
Here is the course outline and John Humphrey’s biography. This is a rare opportunity. John has only done this course at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and so to have it in Pittsburgh is quite an honor.
REGISTRATION: Early Bird discount deadline for the courses ends May 31 by which time your payment must be received. Now is a good time to sign up for a course and save money. Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer!
Limited space is still available in three courses: German Research, Intermediate, and Problem Solving with Online Repositories. “Advanced Research Methods” with Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, has filled. A waiting list is available. Please see Registration Tab for more information.
WHO: The instructors are all experienced genealogical researchers, lecturers, and writers who bring their expertise into the classroom with case studies and problem solving exercises. The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds but all share their passion for family history and for learning how to efficiently break down “brick wall” genealogical puzzles. (Please see the Faculty tab for biographies of faculty and staff.)
WHAT: Four different week-long genealogical courses which incorporate hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art and friendly community atmosphere. Socializing during meals or in the evenings may let distant cousins discover each other or a new-found research buddy. (Please see the Courses tab for details on each course.)
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 2012 through Friday, July 27, 2012
WHERE: LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Please seeLocation tab for directions and photographs of the location.)
WHY: The demand for in-depth genealogical education is so high that week-long courses sell out shortly after registration opens, disappointing many potential students. At the same time genealogists who have taken many courses want new content. Beginning in July 2012 the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), offering week-long courses of high quality with internationally recognized instructors, will address these needs.
HOW: To learn more stay tuned to this webpage, www.GRIPitt.org, as we share more information. Each of the titles in the black toolbar above leads you to one or more pages of information. Please feel free to explore them all.