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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    Off to GRIP for Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

    One Week of Genealogy Education

    In just a few days I will be headed east for five days of intensive genealogy education at the GRIP Institute in Pittsburgh. Although I've attended national and local conferences, this is my first Institute and I'm a bit unsure what I need to bring along. . .

    Sheri Fenley will tell me to bring shoes, of course. Midge Frazel would probably recommend an organized contingent of e-devices. And I am thinking that footnoteMaven would insist on chocolate.

    Right now I'm working on transportation. I have to get from the airport out to the college, and since it sounds like the schedule is full enough that I won't have time to miss a car, I'm working out ground transportation.

    My real quandary is just how much personal research materials I need to bring along. I'm in the midst of a giant scanning project, so things are in a bit of an uproar around here with archival boxes, folders, and photo sleeves. And, in moving from a PC to Mac my entire system went through an upheaval that still hasn't settled.

    I am registered for the Intermediate Genealogy course which is coordinated by Paula Stuart-Warren with Josh Taylor as instructor. My research has been in a bit of a sad slump since my mom passed away two summers ago, and I hope a week of GRIP genealogy will light a fire to get me moving forward once again. It's time to find Mom's Winsor ancestors and finish that DAR application!

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