Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Special Thanks!

Holding an institute in a virtual format is a unique challenge that comes with headaches and triumphs. As SLIG Academy now has wrapped up, we want to thank the woman who has made much of the success of this year's virtual programs possible: Cinda Baxter.

Last year, Cinda joined the SLIG committee as we transitioned to a virtual format and took to her new position and responsibilities with gusto. She elevated the entire SLIG experience with her knowledge and expertise. She dedicated a significant amount of time to make sure that courses were set up correctly, Hive Minders and others received proper technical training, students were outfitted with tools for their success, and the faculty were equipped to teach and deal with technical hiccups.

"Above and beyond" might be the best way to describe Cinda's work. In addition to her regular duties, she posted countless online "Zoom Ziplines" and other helpful tools and continued to innovate throughout the SLIG experience. Her ideas helped bring SLIG to life in this virtual year, and it was such a success.

We can't thank her enough, and we couldn't have had a better virtual coordinator for this year. Thank you for everything Cinda!

Friday, May 7, 2021

SLIG Announces Academy 2022 Updates

Concerns for the health and safety of participants during this program continues to be at the forefront of our minds. During the Academy, our smaller size makes it necessary to share space in the hotel with other groups, increasing health and safety risks during a second pandemic year.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce the following changes:

·         The SLIG Academy for Professionals 2022 will again take place virtually. Following the success of this year’s virtual program, courses will meet in a week-to-week format, beginning January 3oth with orientation and ending in April.

·         Two additional courses will be added to the already available options for 2022. These will be:

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

To view the newly updated line-up of all courses please visit the Academy webpage at

·         The Accreditation Course, Becoming an Accredited Genealogist Professional: The Why, the What, the How with Diana Elder, AG, and Lisa Stokes, AG will move to SLIG during the week of January 9-14, 2022. This transition will allow participation in unique course experiences and sample testing at the Family History Library.

·         Registration will still open on August 14, 2021, at 2:00 pm MDT. Enrollment will be limited to a single course.

·         Course lengths will vary to support the designed curriculum for each course.

Additional information may be found on our website,, as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you – safe and healthy – virtually at SLIG Academy 2022.