29 June 2014

Openings in Practical Genetic Genealogy at GRIP 2014

I just heard we had some cancellations so we have a couple of open seats in the Practical Genetic Genealogy course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). The course runs from July 20-25, 2014, in Pittsburgh at LaRoche College. This is the first week-long genetic genealogy course to be offered in the U.S. The course is a mixture of classroom presentations and hands-on exercises. The best way to learn how to use DNA for genealogy is to do it!

A registration waitlist link is at http://www.gripitt.org/?page_id=73 or just e-mail info@GRIPitt.org with a subject like "WAITLIST Practical Genetic Genealogy."

The course description is at http://www.gripitt.org/?page_id=1147. The GRIP website also has travel information and everything you need to know about the institute and the facilities.

A few people told me they wanted to get in, but were too late. Now is your chance. I wish I had e-mail addresses to contact those people directly, but most I met at conferences or society meetings and have no contact information. If you know someone who might be interested please pass this on.

The course will be taught by Blaine Bettinger, CeCe Moore, and me. We have divided up the topics so we each teach the sessions we have the most expertise and interest in. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there and know it will be a great group to be part of.

© 2014, Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, All Rights Reserved


  1. Hi Debbie, are there plans to offer this course again next year? Still in Pittsburgh or will it rotate?

    1. Family Sleuther,

      We will offer the "Practical Genetic Genealogy" course, with some modifications based on feedback, at GRIP next year in two different weeks. One course will be taught June 28 to July 3, 2015. The course will be taught again July 19 to July 24, 2015.

      A different course named "Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy" will be taught at SLIG in January 2015 as well as an advanced course that will be taught by CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger, and Angie Bush.

      Those interest should keep their ears open for any other announcements that may be coming on courses, webinars, and books. I hope to see everyone at one of the events soon.