Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SLIG Scholarship Opportunity: AncestryProGenealogists

Start planning for 2023! 

AncestryProGenealogists has just announced the deadline for next year's institute scholarships. 

What is covered: The award covers travel, hotel, and tuition expenses up to a total of $2,000 to attend a course at one of five major institutes – SLIG, IGHR, Gen-Fed, GRIP, and MAAGI – held between summer 2022 and winter 2023.

The scholarship may be used to attend SLIG Virtual (fall 2022), SLIG 2023, or the SLIG Academy for Professionals 2023. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2021 and are due no later than November 30, 2021. 

Which Course: So how do you apply for this scholarship in November with SLIG in mind when the courses for that program year won't even be announced until January? Consider the following patterns of the past, commitments to the future:
  • Methodology. SLIG traditionally offers two or more methodology courses, including Advanced Genealogical Methods with Paul Graham, and others selected each year with a focus on critical thinking, research processes, or problem solving. 
  • DNA. SLIG's DNA Dreamer series helps researchers meet standards using DNA evidence, and our Getting Started course provides a foundation for those new to genetic genealogy. We are committed to fostering skilled use of this unique record source.
  • Records and Resources: While SLIG always offers a variety of courses on record types and resources, two of these – land and law – are usually offered in a pattern: Land, Maps, Platting; Law, Advanced, Application (new, pushed to 2023).
  • Writing and Publishing: A staple in both SLIG and the SLIG Academy. Although the courses vary from year to year, our 2022 course list reveals which writing courses were pushed forward to 2023 because of the pandemic. 
  • And more: Credentialing is now a regular offering (courses vary) at SLIG or the Academy. And each fall, Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum with Angela Packer McGhie challenges students with five unique case studies and Karen Stanbary's new Proving Your Pedigree with DNA course builds standards-based skills at an intermediate level. 

Additional Reasons to Attend SLIG: Naturally, SLIG and the SLIG Academy, held at the Hilton in Salt Lake City each year, also provide the opportunity to research at the nearby Family History Library and attend special networking and other events hosted by SLIG and its sponsors. 

We hope this helps you with your application for this amazing scholarship and wish you success!

Open Committee Position: EMT or Nurse

This individual manages the triage center for SLIG 2022. Unable to attend a SLIG 2022 course, they will earn benefits toward 2023. Lodging and meal per diem provided.

  • Manages SLIG 2022 triage center
    • Available for private temperature checks
    • Dispenses PPE, hand sanitizer and other supplies
    • Assists attendees in obtaining transportation to medical facilities if needed
  • Inspects and stocks health supply stations
  • Supports attendee health and wellness
    • Acts as liaison with SLIG administration
    • Provides initial response to SLIG health policy concerns
Other Responsibilities
    • Attends monthly committee meetings October to January
    • Attends ad hoc logistical planning meetings October to January
Time and Benefits
  • The position is appointed by the Director, and serves SLIG 2022, which runs the week beginning Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Work time will be intermittent; may bring personal work or hobbies for downtimes
  • Benefits include:
    • waived tuition for a SLIG 2023 course of choice 
    • six nights private lodging in the SLIG Hilton block for 2022
    • meal per diem Sunday through Friday
  • Must be a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or similar practitioner
  • Must be licensed in the State of Utah
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
To Submit your Name for Consideration:


Open Committee Position: Facebook Community Manager

SLIG has need of an individual to manage the SLIG Facebook Page and the SLIG Attendee Group. 

  • Provides Value-Added Information to SLIG followers
    • Monitors Facebook daily for news of import in the genealogical community
    • Cross-posts to the SLIG Facebook page:
      • genealogical industry news
      • blog posts written by SLIG faculty specifically related to course topics 
      • community topics relevant to ongoing or future courses 
  • Monitors and responds to community interaction 
    • Ensures comments adhere to the group guidelines and SLIG policies
    • Ensures appropriate response from the committee when needed
    • Monitors posts created or boosted by SLIG
    • Monitors interactions on SLIG registration days
    • Notifies SLIG of community news requiring broader attention
  • Drives Facebook interaction during programs
    • Posts photos and information about the SLIG experience
    • Compiles and reviews social media door prize entries
    • Works with others to recommend grand prize winners 
  • Reviews, communicates with, and approves group join requests
  • Reports on Facebook trends and interactions
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintains broad knowledge base about SLIG to ensure accurate communication
  • Attends monthly committee meetings, and ad hoc marketing meetings 
  • Able to attend SLIG in January
Time and Benefits
  • The position is appointed by the Director, and serves SLIG year-round
  • Benefits include:
    • waived tuition for a SLIG course of choice 
    • six nights lodging in the SLIG Hilton block (shared with another committee member)
    • discounted tuition for other programs if desired
  • Must be a daily Facebook user, able to monitor and interact regularly
  • Must have attended SLIG (in person) and at least one virtual course
  • Excellent communication skills
To Submit your Name for Consideration