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First day of school! Geeky genealogist school!

Posted by on July 23, 2012

Sunday at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt) 

GeekyTexan isn’t in Austin anymore! The Pittsburgh ariport is so quiet. It was almost disturbing. But the arrival at the Pittsburgh meant arrival at GRIPitt. And a few minutes later, successful arrival of a suitcase (yes, my suitcase).

After a tour of Pittsburgh courtesy of the SuperShuttle (not an affiliate link but they always take good care of me) driver and about seven people actually staying in Pittsburgh proper, we arrive at the La Roche College campus. It’s beautiful and green (usually something I don’t see in July at home except for this year’s Texas monsoon) and peaceful.

Smooth check-in to the dorms and resgitration. It was all very well organized (you know I love that) and effortless. Totally exhasuted from flying halfway across the world, I stumbled to the dorm room to find not only the bed made but a chocolate on the pillow. Out of everything this Texas girl saw yesterday, I only took a picture of the bed. It was going to be my only proof of the chocolate since I was hungry.

I’m only able to compare to Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Birmingham, Alabama and at four classes here, the attendance is nothing like that for the ten courses at IGHR. But it is full and everyone is excited.

After a quick orientation, current students and alumni ProGen Study Group (I was part of group 11 which completed last month! woo-hoo!) met for a quick picture.

More later….

One Response to First day of school! Geeky genealogist school!

  1. Amy Coffin

    Love the chocolate on the pillow. A nice touch. :)