Saturday, August 28, 2021

Course Spotlight: Guided Research and Consultation

Experience the power of having your own personal guide for an entire week as you research in the Family History Library. Then join your friends for SLIG special events. 

Students meet with the coordinator, at the Hilton on Sunday prior to SLIG, to review their project and goals. The remainder of the course is held at the Family History Library during regular course hours (8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 4:00 pm MDT), where a consultation room is set aside for group meetings and one on one consultations as needed. Transportation is provided at pre-scheduled times.

Preparation: students should bring their own research project – all notes, prior research, copies of records, etc., – along with their own laptop for research. They should also be prepared to provide a short overview of their project and goals in their first consultation.

What to expect: Time for quick questions. Time for one on one consultations. Time to review your research progress, analyze documents, or obtain suggestions for next steps. Perhaps one of your experiences will look like this one, shared in 2019 before the course opened:
"I had the opportunity to sit down with Craig Scott to learn more about this course – how it would work, what students might experience, and what they could reasonably expect. 'But first,' I said, 'I need to ask you a question.'
"I pulled out the material I had retrieved at the National Archives at St. Louis the previous day. One question led to another, and to another. By the time we finished, Craig had lined up the documents in chronological order, interpreted their meaning, provided insight into the nuances, and helped me identify where additional records might be found. 
"We then chuckled at the fact that he had just demonstrated exactly what it would be like if I were a student in this course every day all week long. Now, I could definitely spend a week like that!" ~Peg Ivanyo
Please note that this is a full, week-long course. It is not possible to take this and another SLIG course at the same time. 

The full schedule for this course, faculty bios, and course details can be found here.

Join us for SLIG 2022

Held January 9-14, 2022, in Salt Lake City, the 27th annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy promises the in-depth, advanced educational opportunities SLIG has become known for. SLIG offers high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on methodology, standards, regional or ethnic group research, recordsets, and research tools like DNA. Visit our website to view a full selection of available courses.

Learn more about SLIG 2022. Registration is now open. Create a registration account today! If you have any questions, please reach out to the UGA registrar:

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