Now that RootsTech is over (were any of you able to go?) there are other educational options that I wanted you to be aware of, some virtual and some in-person. Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think interested. Wednesday, February 10 at noon eastern: GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) registration opens for the six June courses, http://www.gripitt.org/?page_id=7 where detailed course descriptions can be found under each course title. Tom Jones is doing a brand new course on documentation; Forensic Genealogy Fundamentals; brand-new course in Family Archiving (how to scan, share, and protect your family heirlooms), German research, Pennsylvania research, and Finding Women and Children with Judy Russell. Saturdays, February 20 and 27: Through the Virtual Institute of Genealogy I will present a course on becoming a paid professional. http://vigrgenealogy.com This will be a great way to explore the topic in a live virtual presentation where you get to interact with me and your classmates. The session is recorded in case you miss parts of it or want to listen again to it. The "plus" option includes an extra lecture on tips and insights into being a genealogical lecturer. Wednesday, March 2 at noon eastern: GRIP registration opens for the seven July courses. Tom Jones will be doing his Advanced Methodology course; other courses include Italian research, Advanced New England, Practical DNA, Advanced DNA, Intermediate genealogy, and Writing Proof Arguments. Details of all 18 sessions are given under each course title: http://www.gripitt.org/?page_id=7 Saturdays, March 12 and 19: Through the Virtual Institute of Genealogy I will present a course on to become a better genealogist including tips and efficiencies when writing up your research. http://vigrgenealogy.com April 1 and 2: Fairfax Genealogical Society Conference, Fairfax, VA. http://www.fxgs.org May 3: BCG Ed Fund Skillbuilding workshop, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/bcg-education-fund May 4-7: NGS conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org June 2-5: Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Burbank, CA: http://genealogyjamboree.com June 12-17: IGHR at Samford University, Birmingham, AL. After over 50 years on the university campus, this will be the last IGHR week there. Three courses have sold out and have waiting lists, but the other seven are still available. http://samford.libguides.com/ighr June 26-July 1: GRIP June courses are held in Pittsburgh, PA. "Summer camp for genealogists"! www.GRIPitt.org <http://www.GRIPitt.org> July 17-22: GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) July courses are held in Pittsburgh. See you there! -- Elissa Elissa Scalise Powell, CG , CGL <http://www.powellgenealogy.com/> www.PowellGenealogy.com <http://www.gripitt.org/> www.GRIPitt.org 26 June-1 July 2016 and 17-22 July 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA CG, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluations. Certified Genealogist and the board name are trademarks registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.