Monday, January 27, 2014

Why You Should Make Plans to Attend the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2015!

Marcia Allin attended the "Advanced Research Tools: Land Records" course this past January coordinated by Rick and Pam Sayre. Here is her testimonial on why you should plan to attend the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in 2015:

"At the suggestion of a Professional Genealogist friend, I attended Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for the first time in 2012.  I attended 4 of the evening sessions that year and found them very informative and given by expert Genealogists.  In 2013, I attended the American Records and Research: Focus on Localities and found the class to have an abundance of information given by an expert genealogy coordinator and several expert speakers.  This year, 2014, I attended the class Advanced Research Tools: Land Records.  This class was again full of information that I will use frequently and was taught by Certified Genealogy Lecturers and other speakers demonstrating their expertise. 

The SLIG staff members were extremely helpful, i.e.: emails concerning class, attempting to assure a hotel room for anyone who might need it, to the everyday details of helping an institute to run smoothly.

I would strongly recommend any attendance at SLIG, from evening sessions to a full week class."

See for the list of courses being offered in 2015. Also, take advantage of being able to attend the Association of Professional Genealogists' Professional Management Conference, which will be held in conjunction with SLIG. It is a twofer you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in 2015


SLIG is excited to announce its line-up of courses to be held January 12th through 16th, 2015. Advance your education with renowned genealogy experts and research the wealth of resource available at the Family History Library, which is within walking distance of the institute.

Registration begins on June 7, 2014! The following twelve courses will be offered:

1. Resources & Strategies for United States Research, Part 1
Coordinator: Paula Stuart Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS

2. Diving Deeper into New England (Advanced)
Coordinator: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

3. Advanced German Research
Coordinator: F. Warren Bittner, CG

4. Finding Immigrant Origins
Coordinator: David Ouimette, CG

5. Advanced Research Tools: Post War Military Records
Coordinator: Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

6. The Genealogy Law Library
Coordinators: Judy Russell, CG, CGL and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL

7. Researching in Original Resource Repositories
Coordinator: John Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA

8. Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
Coordinators: Angela McGhie

9. Advanced Genealogical Methods
Coordinator: Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL

10. Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy
Coordinator: Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

11. From Confusion to Conclusion: Writing Proof Arguments
Coordinators: Kimberly Powell and Harold Henderson, CG

12. Problem Solving
Coordinator: Judi Hansen, MLIS, AG

Don't miss out on this educational opportunity!