Friday, October 11, 2019

Seats Available For These Great Courses!

 If you were on the fence, better register now.

   Immerse yourself in a week in-depth learning experience you won't forget. Our Institute has the best of the best genealogy instructors in the business. For 25 years we have been educating thousands of students to pursue their dreams of becoming a professional genealogist or sharpening their skills for personal pursuits. Meet new friends, broaden your knowledge, and have fun doing it, is what the SLIG experience is all about.

~ Classes Available ~

Course 1: Settlers in the New World and Immigrants to a New Nation:
Colonial Times to 1900

Course 2: Guide to Treasures Found in Federal Records

Course 3: Early US Church Records

Course 5: Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy

Course 6: Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War: Her Records, Her People, Her Laws We added a second session and still have a handful of seats available.

Course 7: Maryland: Researching in the Old Line State

Course 8: Chinese Ancestry: Research Methods and Sources

Course 11: Meeting Standards Using DNA Evidence - Research Strategies

Course 12: Researching Like a Professional

Course 13: Applying Standards to Appraise Genealogical Work

Course 15: Technical Writing for Genealogists

Course 16: Guided Research and Consultation

Course 1: The Art of Writing Client Reports

Course 2: You're Invited: Public Speaking from Concept to Delivery

Course 4: DNA for the 21st-Century Professional

Course 5: Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy

Course 6: Writing and Documenting for Peer Review

Course 7: Project Management Essentials for the Professional Genealogist

Don’t wait! Sign up and join us for our silver anniversary celebration!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Double DNA Week: A Great Combination

"The practice of genealogy evidence evolves as new developments and technologies emerge." The second edition of Genealogy Standards was created to "keep pace" with emerging practices – most notably adding seven new standards relating to the use of DNA evidence.

Whether personal researcher or client-serving professional, it is imperative that we stay on top of these emerging practices. As it relates to the use of DNA as evidence, two of our more advanced SLIG courses come to mind:

  • "Meeting Standards Using DNA Evidence – Research Strategies" with Karen Stanbary
  • "DNA for the 21st-Century Professional" with Angie Bush
One course is offered during SLIG 2020, the other in the SLIG Academy for Professionals. Two great courses about how to best use DNA, offered in back to back weeks. Let's take a look at each:

Angie indicates that as professionals, "it is imperative that we be as familiar and comfortable with using DNA test results as we are with using census and vital records." Her course will familiarize students with the resources, tools, and methodologies needed to integrate the use of DNA with traditional document research; and address how to apply DNA to research questions, present information to clients, and ensure an ethical approach. She is joined by Blaine Bettinger and Paul Graham as additional faculty. The course runs during the SLIG Academy for Professionals, 19-24 January, 2020.

Karen specifically developed this new course at SLIG's request to help students understand and implement the newly codified DNA-related standards. Karen and eight other faculty members will introduce previously unsolvable cases – all solved with the use of both DNA and documentary sources. Students may also participate in the "DNA Dreamers," where they will discuss real-life "stuck" cases and consider best next steps. Course sponsorship by FTDNA allows for extended sessions beyond those the normal SLIG schedule. The course runs during SLIG, 12-18 January 2020.

Both programs are held at the Hilton SLC Center, just blocks from the Family History Library. SLIG provides shuttles to/from the FHL after class to help you have time with your own research.

We invite you to come sink your teeth into one or both courses, and make sure you are prepared to meet today's updated standards with DNA evidence.