News Digest: June 2016.

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The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) holds week-long hands-on courses in genealogy for all levels. People from 42 states and 3 countries have come to learn from the top instructors in the field. GRIP has had some cancellations and now has seats available in four of the June 26-July 1 courses:


Women and Children First!: Researching the Hidden Half of the Family with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL


Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy with Cathi Desmarais, CG, Kelvin Meyers, and Michael Ramage, JD, CG


Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age with Denise May Levenick


German Research Resources with Warren Bittner and Baerbel Johnson, AG


Registration is through the website and detailed descriptions of the 18 sessions in each week-long course can be found under their appropriate link at Registration ends Wednesday, June 22, for the June week but the July week will still be open.


Seats are still available in three of the July 17-22 week courses at GRIP:


Diving Deeper into New England: Advanced Strategies for Success with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS


Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA


Advanced Research Methods with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG


Can’t come this year? Look for the courses at and make your plans!


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