LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified GenealogistĀ® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists


Genealogical research institutes offer the opportunity to teach genealogical topics and concepts in more depth than the typical one-hour lectures presented at conferences and genealogical society meetings. I teach on various subjects at all four of the major genealogical institutes.

In 2018, I developed the inaugural African American genealogy course, 1619-2019: Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and recruited a stellar team of teachers. An updated version of this course was offered in 2021.


  • Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed)
    Washington, DC, each June
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
    Pittsburgh, PA, each June & July
  • Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR)
    Athens, GA, each July
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
    Salt Lake City, UT, each January

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