- Post by: Jon Coward
- December 13, 2018
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AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship (applications due by 30 November)—open to aspiring or practicing professional genealogists.
The AncestryProGenealogists™ Scholarship Program will provide five scholarships that will cover tuition, round-trip economy travel (airfare, train, or bus), and hotel expenses for one individual each to attend one of the five institutes listed below, not to exceed $2,000 per selected recipient.
- Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), Ft. Wayne, Indiana
- Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed), Washington, D.C.
- Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Pittsburgh, PA
- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Athens, GA
- Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) or SLIG Academy for Professionals, Salt Lake City, UT
The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants who demonstrate a commitment to genealogy as a profession, a desire for professional development, and the ability to communicate that commitment in writing.
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Resume: Your current resume, irrespective of any genealogical experience.
Institute Preference: Rank the five U.S.-based genealogical institutes based on your preference for attendance, from highest (1) to lowest (5): Gen-Fed, GRIP, IGHR, MAAGI, or SLIG. For GRIP, IGHR, MAAGI and SLIG, specify which course you would like to take. Gen-Fed offers only one course.
- Describe your genealogy career up to this point, where you see yourself in the future as a professional genealogist, and how attending your top-choice institute will benefit your career.
- Essay must be no less than 500 and no more than 700 words.
Qualifications and Limitations:
2019 AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to Linda Tseitlin winner of the 2019 AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship for IGHR. She will be taking Course Twelve — DNA as Genealogical Evidence with Blaine Bettinger in July. Linda has been discovering forgotten family stories and unravelling her own family history mysteries for more than 35 years. Her areas of research have included France, Germany, Ireland, Quebec, New England, New York City, and Chicago/northwest Indiana. Exploring her husband’s roots and client work have exposed her to Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, and Jewish genealogy. A graduate of Wellesley College, Linda earned certificates from the program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2016 and from the ProGen Study Group in 2018. She studied Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) in 2018. She lives on the historic North Shore of Massachusetts.
Linda’s top choice for the AncestryPro scholarship was Course 12 at IGHR: DNA as Genealogical Evidence. Since the Board for Certification of Genealogists has approved new standards incorporating DNA, she wanted to take a hands-on course in using DNA in client reports and proof arguments. She hopes to return to IGHR to take Course 3 — Advanced Methodology and Course 4 — Writing for Genealogists.
2018 — Peg A. Ivanyo
2017 — Denyce Peyton