DUE TO SPONSOR GENEROSITY, THESE PROGRAMS ARE FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR EACH WEEK OF GRIP IN PITTSBURGH, PA. We thank them for their sponsorship. Please visit each sponsoring organization’s website for the Zoom program registration link which may be on their home page or an events page. While there, explore their website to see what other activities they do. Speaker biographies are available under the Faculty tab.
PRESENTATIONS in 2022 begin at 7 PM EDT (4 PM Pacific) and will be held live via Zoom meeting and will not be recorded. If that suits your schedule, Pre-Registration is required through the sponsoring organizations’ links below. KEEP THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL that the sign-up generates. This will be the ONLY reminder and contains the link to join the meeting at the appropriate hour. You will need to register for each meeting separately.
Monday, July 11, 2022: Sponsored by North Hills Genealogists. Presenter Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®. “It’s All About Respect: Clinical Tips to Manage Uncomfortable Conversations about Surprising DNA Test Results” Karen, trained in advanced psychotherapy techniques with 30 years of clinical practice, helps people manage negative emotions upon receiving unexpected news. In this presentations, she offers tips to reduce stress and change the outcome of difficult conversations about unexpected DNA results. The tips are designed to change the cognitive frame from a discussion of rights to a discussion of respect and resiliency. Karen includes recommendations about ethically obtaining informed consent.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022: Sponsored by Western New York Genealogical Society. Presenter Annette Burke Lyttle. “Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors” It’s a rare family tree that doesn’t contain at least some farm families, since until the latter part of the 19th century farmers made up a majority of workers in America. It may be hard for us to envision what daily life was like for our farming ancestors as we try to recover their stories, and we may be tempted to say our ancestors were “just farmers.” But farm families were remarkable people. Learn how genealogical records and social history resources can help us reconstruct the life stories of our farming ancestors.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Sponsored by FamilySearch. David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, “An Update on What’s New at FamilySearch and the 1950 Census Indexing Project” FamilySearch continues to change and adapt to the major shifts in the genealogical landscape. This session will update you on what’s happening at FamilySearch, including a brief look at some of the new website features, changes in the Family History Library and how the 1950 U.S. Census indexing project is progressing. PRE-REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK HERE.
Thursday, July 14, 2022: Sponsored by Orange County, California, Genealogical Society. Presenter Rich Venezia. “Alien Registrations in America” Learn about various alien registrations instituted in the USA as early as 1798, the records they created, and where to find immigrant ancestors within.