Sunday, August 1, 2021

SLIG 2022 Changes Announced

In preparing for our first in-person institute since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have proceeded with caution. We know many are quite anxious to return, while others are not quite ready, and many still undecided. There is no right or wrong answer to that question; we all need to move at our own pace in this ongoing pandemic environment. 

However, it is our desire, and UGA's desire, to hold the January 2022 institute in person. At the Hilton. With as much normality as is safely possible.

Therefore, to ensure the comfort of the faculty, the safety of those who elect to attend, and to mitigate risk, SLIG 2022 will look a little different this year:

  • We offer a smaller, more centralized program – fewer courses, primarily concentrated on the second floor of the Hilton, to minimize public interaction between sessions and provide more control over our environment. We sincerely appreciate the Hilton's support and flexibility in this regard. 
  • Several courses have elected to postpone to 2023, and we look forward to hosting them at that time. 
  • The parts of SLIG you have come to appreciate remain: shuttles to the Family History Library for after class research, the morning coffee station, networking in the hallways, SLIG Central, Saturday Tech Day, and sponsored events. We plan to begin with orientation and the traditional welcome reception, and end with the completion banquet. Knowing, of course, that if restrictions tighten, some of those special events may need to be modified slightly. No issue.

  • Key to the success of our return to an in-person program is the new Health and Safety Policy. All participants will be required to read and agree to abide by this policy at the time of registration.

Several courses have elected to postpone to 2023, and we look forward to hosting them at that time. 

The following courses will be offered in 2022:

  • Operation Jumpstart: Beyond the Basics of Military Research with Michael L. Strauss, AG
  • Advanced Land Tools: Maps with Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
  • Gothic Script and Fraktur: Reading Records of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and the Czech Republic, plus German-American Church Books and Newspapers with F. Warren Bittner, CG
  • Back to the Old Country: Genealogy of Ashkenazic Jews of Galicia (Austrian Empire) and the Russian Empire with Emily H. Garber, MA
  • Advanced New England Research: From the Colonial Period to the Early 1900s with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • DNA Dreamers in Action: Writing Proof Arguments with Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Applied Genealogical Methods Workshop: Hands-On Skillbuilding with Michael G. Hait, CG, CGL
  • Critical Thinking Methods for Your Genealogy Breakthroughs with Jan M. Joyce, DBA, CG, CGL, AG
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods with Paul K. Graham, AG, CG, CGL
  • Becoming an Accredited Genealogist Professional: The Why, the What, the How with Diana Elder, AG and Lisa Stokes, AG
  • Guided Research and Consultation with Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Registration opens Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 am MDT. Lodging reservations will open at noon that same day. Details at

No comments:

Post a Comment