Wednesday, January 6, 2021

SLIG 2021 Special Events

SLIG 2021 may be virtual, but there will be plenty of the traditional SLIG Experience throughout. We have already posted about our Wrap-up event and keynote speaker. Here are the other events you won't want to miss! 

All-Participant Orientation

Sunday, January 10th, 5:00 pm

Come help us kick off three fun weeks of SLIG!

This event will include faculty and other introductions, information to help you make the most of your SLIG experience, and door prizes (must be present to win). 

While we can't follow it with our traditional reception, we can wind it up with one of our favorite traditions – entertainment. Bring your own treats and enjoy the fun! 

SLIG Central
Course weeks: 11:30 - 1:00 and 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Picture this - in a virtual setting. Networking, catching up with old friends, making new ones. 

We will have all kinds of break-out rooms for you to join and/or move around in. Each day will have a little different flavor, so watch the evening announcements. 

Course Photos

Days/times to be announced in class

Come prepared to let us capture your individual photo. Photos will be assembled by course "on the stairs." We think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Sponsored Events
Open to anyone registered for either SLIG or Academy

Tuesday, January 19

  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Town Hall
    5:15 pm MST
    This event will include a short introduction to BCG followed by open Q&A with some of the trustees.
  • Legacy Tree Live Q&A: How to Get Hired
    6:30 pm MST
    Are you interested in joining Legacy Tree Genealogists as a part-time or full-time genealogist? Find out what it’s like to work from home for the world’s highest-rated genealogy research firm. We’ll be answering questions about remote work, benefits, hours, typical job requirements, and more! Legacy Tree Genealogists team members will be live at virtual SLIG with the inside scoop on working at Legacy Tree! 

Wednesday, January 20

  • An Afternoon with Family Tree DNA
    with Göran Runfeldt, Paul Maier, Michael Sager, and Janine Cloud
    FTDNA will answer your burning questions about mitochondrial, autosomal, and Y-DNA, DNA science, test results, website navigation, test analysis, and more in two sessions. SLIG will distribute a link to submit questions prior to the event.
    2:00 pm MST – Open Q&A with FTDNA, Basic to Intermediate
    3:00 pm MST – Open Q&A with FTDNA, Advanced Topics
  • Evening with FamilySearch
    with David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
    6:30 pm MST – What's New at FamilySearch and What's Happening in the Family History Library?
    Learn the latest initiatives at FamilySearch to serve a global audience and get a sneak peek at what has been happening in the Family History Library while it has been closed – yes, we’ve moved quite a bit of cheese, but we think you’ll love the new experience when we reopen! Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Thursday, January 21

  • What is Accreditation and How Can it Benefit Me? with ICAPGen
    5:15 pm MST
    Have you wondered if accreditation is a good fit for you? Would you like to boost your research skills or gain confidence in client work? Learn about the accreditation process and its benefits from a panel of accredited genealogists. Ask your questions about earning this premiere credential and hear from a variety of perspectives. Whether you are in the process of accreditation or simply want to learn more, we invite you to join the discussion.
  • Ancestry Corporate Professional Corner
    6:30 pm MST
    A panel conversation with Ancestry professional genealogists and their recruiting staff. The panel of professionals will be there to answer your questions about becoming a professional genealogists in today’s corporate world. They will address what it takes to be noticed by the recruiting team and how to find success as a professional genealogists.

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