Day 1 of the 2013 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

Week-long institutes are a gathering of like-minded genealogists who want to take their education to a new level.  If you’ve never attended a National Conference or Institute, I encourage you to look into them.

This is my second year attending the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh held at LaRoche College in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  My choice for the week this year was “Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Stories: Writing a Quality of Narrative” lead by John Philip Colletta.  Since I have a fair amount of immigrant ancestors both 20th century eastern European back to colonial, I thought spending a week with the nationally known Dr. Colletta would be an exciting opportunity for growth in my writing.

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My 2013 New Year’s Resolutions… Have You Written Yours?

How did you fare in 2012 with your genealogy? Reviewing my genealogical goals for 2012, I see that I fell just a smidge short of the 5 “must do” items that I put on my 2012 calendar page for January 1st.  Here’s a review of how I did and what I’m looking to do this year:

1) COMPLETE my CG application – Well, maybe not so bad for this item. I started “my clock” in May and have the binder setup with Req. 1-4 inside. I am rewriting my 2013 goal to complete Req. 5-7 and submit my portfolio.

2) RESTART my research business – This has been a slow process, but I’m making strides in increasing my client workload and other genealogical activities.  This blog is one of them!!

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