Friday, September 16, 2016

New SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, is pleased to announce that applications for a new SLIG  Scholarship will be accepted beginning September 15, 2016.
Who may apply:  Any past institute participant will testify of the in-depth educational benefits an institute offers. Many consider an institute to be the foundation of their ongoing genealogical education program.  But to the individuals who are eligible for this scholarship, the concept is a new one - a very unique, intriguing way to build a more solid foundation or to take their skills to the next level on a specific topic.  They are probably not yet employed in the industry, or are working in a related non-research position; are most likely not advanced in their research skills; and might even be self-taught.  Regardless of level of experience, they have a few things in common:  1) they have not yet attended any of the national genealogical institutes; 2) they are ready for a more in-depth learning experience at an intermediate (or above) level; and 3) they would like to attend SLIG. If you fit this description, you are eligible to apply.
What the scholarship includes:  Applicants will receive full tuition toward the course of their choice for SLIG 2017.  Genealogists transitioning from a self-taught environment to an institute may wish to consider Course 1; however, that is not required.  Course choice is limited only by available seating at the time of the award.
Applicants are asked to submit the following via email to the SLIG Director:
  1. A short essay (less than one page) outlining why you want to further your genealogical education.
  2. A statement (one to two paragraphs) indicating what you hope to gain from your first institute experience.
  3. A list of previous genealogy education programs or conferences attended.
  4. The name of the course you hope to attend, and why you have chosen that course. 
Applications are due November 1, 2016, and the winner will be announced November 15, 2016. 

Students at FHL Night

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions"

Can't get enough of Judy G. Russell? 

She will be presenting a Legacy Family Tree Webinar at 8 PM on Wednesday, September 14th, entitled "The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions." 

The website provides the following summary of the lecture: "As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was forming new counties, building bridges and highways, or some matter of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists."

Registration is free and can be accessed at:

Friday, September 9, 2016

Texas State Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference

Our SLIG Course Coordinators, Judy G. Russell and Cyndi Ingle, will be sharing their expertise at the Texas State Genealogical Society's 2016 Family History Conference.

The conference will be held October 28—October 30, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Early Bird registration is open through October 7, 2016.

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown and it is recommended that conference attendees book their rooms before October 15, 2016.

For more information go to: