Friday, May 31, 2019

Advanced Hispanic Research

A course on advanced Hispanic Research is being offered at SLIG 2020 and is being coordinated by George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG, FUGA and Deborah S. Gurtler, AG.

With the rising increase in the popularity of family history research in the world, and especially among those with Hispanic ancestry, there is an ever-increasing demand for good professional researchers who can conduct sound, comprehensive research in this specialized area. This course will help you advance your Hispanic Research skills to the next level. ¡Si se puede!

George and Debbie are assisted by nine additional instructors who will provide instruction to students on how to:
  • Extend your Hispanic research knowledge beyond the basics for the southwest United States, Latin America and Spain.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge in civil registration, census, and parish records.
  • Acquire new skills using notarial records, military records and other out of the ordinary record types.
  • Identify migration patterns throughout the Hispanic colonial world.
  • Learn about using DNA coupled with sound research techniques to break down brick walls.
  • Locate records and record collections found in archives around the world.

    Registration for SLIG 2020 opens July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT. For more information, go here.

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources with Kelly Summers, MS, AG

    This course is geared toward the individual with Chinese ancestry or the librarian that assists those with Chinese ancestry. Chinese language ability is not needed.

    Kelly Summers is the coordinator for this course and will be assisted by the following team of instructors:

    • Stefani Evans, CG
    • Anthony King
    • Eric Leach, MA
    • Marisa Louis Lee
    • Lena Stout
    • Mel Thatcher, PhD

    Geared for the beginner to intermediate student, the course with cover the records, tools and resources needed to discover Chinese ancestry. Identify records that may contain the original Chinese family name character and the location in China where the Chinese ancestral family originated. Locate and examine Chinese Clan Genealogies (Jiapu) and practice extracting important genealogical information. Gather and organize resources to use when helping others with Chinese genealogical research.

    Registration for SLIG 2020 opens July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT. For more information, go here.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    A Federal Record Treasure Hunt with Michael L. Strauss, AG

    This course covers those who desire to learn about a wide of variety of records maintained, and in the custody of the National Archives of the United States. 

    Michael is collaborating with following instructors: 

    • Anita Finger-Smith
    • Peggy Lauritzen, AG
    • Angela Packer McGhie, CG
    • Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

    This course will cover the following record sets:

    • Land
    • Military
    • Patents
    • Copyrights
    • Trademarks
    • Civilian government employment
    • Taxation
    • Naturalizations
    • Passenger arrivals
    • Criminal
    • Government documents 

    By gaining a firm understanding of a wide variety of different record groups (several which students may not have exposed to beforehand), each attendee will be able to apply the lectures presented in the course to get to know their ancestors personally by applying the techniques of fundamental genealogy research and methodology.

    Students will be asked to think critically about the records of the Federal Government as these records may have impacted their families over generations.

    Registration for SLIG 2020 opens July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT. For more information, go here.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    The Immigration Saga with John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA

    The immigration saga—leaving a homeland for a new life in America—tends to be the most dramatic and momentous chapter of American family history. This course explores sources and methods for reconstructing the lives of ancestors who came from foreign lands.

    John Colletta, along with Deborah S. Gurtler and D. Joshua Taylor will explore the sources and methods for reconstructing the lives of ancestors who came from foreign lands.

    From the 1590s, when Europeans first settled in territory that would become the Southwest and Florida, through the British colonial period of the 17th and 18th centuries, to the newcomers of every nationality, hue and creed who made the United States their home in the 19th century, this course embraces the panorama of immigration history up to about 1900.

    Topics covered include: 

    • Discovering and locating the town of origin overseas;
    • Leaving home, crossing an ocean, and reaching the place of settlement; 
    • Putting down roots;
    • Ferreting out biographical detail that personalizes each immigrant’s experience; and 
    • Preparing for research in European records to trace family lines back in the Old Country. 

    Registration for SLIG 2020 opens July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT. For more information, go here.

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    SLIG Call for Ambassadors

    The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is looking for ambassadors who have previously attended SLIG to promote the upcoming January 2020 institute. We hope that ambassadors will help us increase our reach to intermediate-advanced genealogists who want to elevate their education to new heights. We are accepting applications now and will notify selected ambassadors by June 5.

    SLIG Ambassadors will be asked to:

    • Write 1 post per month before SLIG (blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Share 1 short post per day at SLIG (photo, tweet, tip you learned)
    • Write 1 post about your experience at SLIG the month after SLIG
    • If you are attending a regional/national genealogy conference, wear a SLIG Ambassador "Ask Me" pin and be willing to answer others' questions.
    SLIG Ambassadors will be given $100 off tuition (may be combined with UGA member discount).

    To apply, click here: SLIG 2020 Ambassador Application

    The application closes on May 25. Ambassadors will be notified by June 5. 

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    SLIG Virtual Programs - In-depth Education in the Comfort of Your Home!

    Three courses from which to choose! 
    Woman with baby learning at homeLearn: from the field's top professionals
    Obtain: in-depth instruction
    Network: in a private Facebook group
    Attend: online, from the location of your choice
    Study and Learn: on your own schedule throughout the week
    Laptop on tableInstruction Levels: SLIG Virtual offers a variety of courses, taught at a variety of levels, specific to the virtual needs of our students.
    Man with laptop
    Schedule: Course schedules vary, but classes are held once a week for a number of weeks. Each will begin in the early Fall of 2019 and end before Thanksgiving. Full course descriptions, outlines, and prerequisites will explain the schedule and make-up of the courses; they should be fully posted by mid-May.
    Calendars and schedules
    Other: The more intermediate courses are supported by closed Facebook groups and homework assignments, as well as the option to re-watch recordings of sessions to ensure clear understanding. Please review each course page for full details of requirements and expectations.

    Registration opens June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am MDT!

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Intermediate Foundations with Sara A. Scribner, CG

    The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is offering the following virtual course:

    Intermediate Foundations
    Tuesdays, September 10 - November 12, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:15 pm Mountain Time

    Enhance your research skills from the comfort of home around your busy work schedule with this in-depth, institute-intense course:

    • Build on existing research experience and knowledge.
    • Expand your ability to find intermediate to advanced record types, analyze the information, and incorporate it into proof summaries and arguments.
    • Learn what research success looks like and how to achieve it.
    • Prepare total other SLIG courses.

    For more information, click here.