Monday, August 30, 2021

SLIG Announces the Recipient of the First-Time Institute Attendee Scholarship for SLIG 2022

SLIG is pleased to announce that Yvette Smithson Holmes has been award the First-Time Institute Attendee Scholarship to attend SLIG 2022. Yvette has elected to attend Course 9: Advanced Genealogical Methods. This scholarship was created in 2016 to provide assistance to students and defray the cost of attending their first institute.

Yvette Smithson Holmes is a 54-year-old lifelong resident of western Kentucky. She and her husband, Bradley, have been married for 32 years and have reared five daughters, and are proud grandparents of a one-year-old granddaughter. Yvette's ancestral lines are primarily colonial from Virginia and the Carolinas, with only one line arriving in America after 1800 and almost all before the American Revolution.

Yvette has been fascinated by family history since 12 when she saw some family papers listing the names of her third great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents, all born in Scotland and Northern Ireland. She has researched her one family and studied methodology while raising her children and working and would love to pursue a professional credential.

Her involvement in the genealogical community also extends to volunteer work at the local historical society. She hopes that her education at SLIG will benefit not just her but the community as well. Yvette is a member of multiple genealogical societies in Kentucky and Tennessee. She loves to travel, particularly to historic sites.

Congratulations Yvette! We look forward to seeing you at SLIG 2022.

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