Friday, April 9, 2021

SLIG Booth at NERGC Virtual Conference

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is participating as an exhibitor at the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Virtual Conference. We are here to answer questions, chat, and talk about the future of SLIG!

Members of the committee will be available in the booth for live chat and appointments on the following days:

  • Saturday, April 17 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm MT
  • Saturday, April 24 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm MT
  • Saturday, May 1 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm MT
  • Saturday, May 8 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm MT

There is a Zoom Meeting in the "Links" section of our booth.

The conference is still ongoing and you can register for sessions here.

You can also register to attend just the Exhibit hall with over 40 exhibitors. Come join us!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SLIG Academy Wrap-Up and Keynote

Friday, 16 April 2021
5:00 - 6:00 pm MDT

The SLIG Academy for Professionals 2021 is nearing a close. Full of students passionate about their work in the genealogy field, the program met virtually this year, in a format similar to our fall courses over a period of several weeks. 

In keeping with our SLIG theme for 2021, "Commitment to Excellence," we are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our Academy Wrap-up Event, Tristan Tolman, AG.

"You Can Do It! Follow Your Dream"
Tristan Tolman, AG

All of us can achieve excellence in the field of genealogy. Becoming committed to excellence becomes natural when you love what you do. Tristan Tolman, AG, will share ideas for how to discover your passion, become an expert at what you do, and contribute to the field of genealogy in a meaningful way. As the lead genealogist of the award-winning TV show Relative Race, she will share behind-the-scenes stories and experiences from working on the show to illustrate her message. 

Tristan L. Tolman, AG, is a professional genealogist, author, editor, and publisher. She has a bachelor's degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and received her accreditation in genealogy research in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Tristan has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over twenty years. She loves working with clients and specializes in U.S. genealogical research, writing personal and family histories, and preparing genealogical information for publication. She is also the lead genealogist for the award-winning television series, Relative Race. Tristan currently serves as the second vice president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) and has served on the ICAPGen Board and the Nominations Committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She has written curriculum for the Family History degree programs at BYU-Idaho and BYU-Provo and was co-editor of 
Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills (2012). 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

SLIG Opens for Scholarship Applications

SLIG is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the following scholarships:

UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship: 
Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this full-tuition scholarship is awarded to someone who has “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Full details here.

Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship: This scholarship was created by friends and colleagues in honor of Laura G. Prescott (1958-2018) and her passion for genealogical education, this scholarship awards full tuition and hotel accommodations to SLIG, SLIG Academy, or SLIG Virtual. Full details here.
SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees: 
Created in 2016, this scholarship is awarded to students who have never previously attended an institute program and who wish to elevate their education to new heights. Full details here.

SLIG Intermediate Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship provides full tuition to the SLIG Virtual Intermediate Foundations course. Targeted to institute attendees who desire to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level, in preparation for future institute courses. Full details here.

Deadlines:  Applications for all four scholarships are due no later than June 1, 2021. Winners will be announced after July 1, 2021.

Complete details for each of these opportunities and information about scholarships available through other organizations may be found at