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GRIP, Take 4

I'm back at La Roche College outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for my 4th time at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).  (Want to see the fun I've had here in the past? 2012, 2014, 2015.)

This year I'm taking "From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments" with Kimberly T. Powell and Harold Henderson.  Over the past few years I've been focusing on organizing and writing up proof statements on the research I've done over the years.  Sometimes I do well, though lately, not so much.  I signed up for this class to make sure I was writing proof arguments correctly and also to try to jump start myself back into researching and organizing and writing.  Additionally, I'd like to get on the clock for my CG in the next couple years and also to take clients, and before doing so I felt taking this class would be tremendously useful.  So far, it looks like I was right.

Day 1, Monday, began with an introduction to proof arguments, r…