Friday, May 29, 2020

Updated Scholarship Deadlines and Registration Dates

Our hearts went out to the National Genealogical Society, APG, IGHR, GRIP, and many other organizations that have had to face the Coronavirus pandemic head-on and make vital changes in very little time over the past few months. We applaud the flexibility of presenters, faculty members, and organizations in their efforts to adapt rapidly to difficult times.
So, what about SLIG? 
The safety and health of our faculty, students, committee members, and guests are of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are navigating slowly and carefully as we plan for 2021. While SLIG 2021 is still scheduled to be held in Salt Lake in January, modifications will be made to ensure the safety of all attending, and contingency plans created to deal with present and future unknowns. Course information will continue to be posted throughout the month of June. SLIG may look a bit different in 2021, but the quality of education will remain the same. (SEE UPDATE on this topic of 6/8/20)
The Hilton has graciously agreed to push our next penalty-increase date out a month to help our students get on their feet a bit more before having to make a commitment to future SLIG education. 
Therefore, we are pleased to announce the following changes:
SLIG Scholarship Deadlines
Applications for the following scholarships are now due on July 1, 2020:
   UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship
   Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship
   SLIG First-Time institute Attendee Scholarship
   SLIG Intermediate Foundations Scholarship
Additional information about scholarships may be found at
Registration Open Dates
Registration for SLIG programs has been adjusted as follows:
   SLIG Virtual courses will now open on July 11, 2020, at 11:00 am MDT.
   SLIG 2021 will now open on August 8, 2020, at 10:00 am MDT.
   SLIG Academy for Professionals 2021 will open on August 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm MDT.

SLIG Announces Academy 2021 Courses

The SLIG Academy for Professionals will be held in a virtual format in 2021. 
Following the successful pattern already established with our fall virtual courses, each course will meet each week, beginning mid-February and ending in April. 

The following courses will be offered: 
1.      Writing and Documenting for Peer Review with Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA.
2.     Teaching Genealogy Classes in your Community with Katherine R. Willson.
3.     The Path to Accreditation and Certification with Paul K. Graham, AG, CG, CGL.
4.     Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy with Catherine B. W. Desmarais, CG.

We sincerely appreciate the Hilton's cooperation in releasing us from our contractual obligations for the Academy week in order to create this virtual experience in 2021.
The Academy will return to its regular format in 2022.
Registration will now open on August 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm Mountain Time. Because of the format, students may register for more than one course if time permits.