Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SLIG at RootsTech 2019

Come visit us at RootsTech this February 27th. through March 2nd. We will be at booth 1516 to talk about our great line up for 2020. Have questions? Never been to an institute before? We have all the answers.

Want to hear some of our SLIG 2019 instructors in action? They’ll be presenting at RootsTech too. Visit RootsTech online for a complete schedule.

SLIG 2019 Instructors at RootsTech 2019

Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

Angie Bush, MS

Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Stephanie Saylor

Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

Paul Woodbury

Friday, January 18, 2019

Post-SLIG Tours

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tour 1: Salt Lake City Tour
8:45 am to 12:00 noon, boarding begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $35
The group will view a live broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word with Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, then embark on a guided tour of the city. The tour will include a drive along historic South Temple (Brigham Street), and tours of the Utah State Capitol and This is the Place Monument.

Tour 2: Park City and Olympic Venues Tour
1:30 to 5:30 pm, boarding begins at 1:15 pm
Cost: $55
The beautiful drive from Salt Lake City to Park City is alone worth the time spent. The group will visit the Utah Olympic Park and Olympic Museums, drive down historic Main Street in Park City, and take a driving tour of Deer Valley. There may be a little time to explore Park City shops, depending on weather.

Your Tour Guide: Larry Bell, of Destination Discovery

A founding member of the Utah Tour Guide Association, Larry has guided tours from the western United States to Morrocco – on land, and by sea.  When he found out that the tour company with which we had contracted pulled out at the last minute, he stepped up to offer us something even better and far more personalized. 

Larry is a graduate of the International Tour Management Institute, holds a Master of Public Administration, an MA in Middle East Area Studies, and a BA in Political Science. He has worked at embassies, instructed history and other topics at the college level, and has coordinated educational programs. He speaks English, French, and some Italian.

Transportation: Travel will be aboard a 27-passenger motorcoach. Some walking is required.

Seats are still available: Register online using the SLIG Tech Day and Tours registration form ( Open to SLIG and Academy participants, UGA members, and their guests.

If you have already registered for Tech Day, you will need to contact the registrar to add the tours manually (

Sunday, January 6, 2019

SLIG Travel Information

With January here, thoughts are turning to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, which begins Sunday, January 13th.

As you are getting ready to travel, don't forget to check SLIG's website for answers to your travel questions:

Another consideration is -- what to wear? Currently, the weather for Salt Lake City next Sunday is predicted to be in the high 30s with no precipitation. However, as you probably know if you have attended genealogical events in the past, the inside weather can always vary according to your preference ... do you run hot or cold?

What does this mean for attendees? Wear layers! This will ensure that you are comfortable in the room, no matter what the temperature. 

Don't panic if you forget an additional sweater. You can always buy a SLIG sweatshirt in SLIG Central to keep yourselves warm!