Monday, May 9, 2022

SLIG Fall Virtual Registration Begins May 14

SLIG Fall Virtual 2022 registration opens May 14, 2022, at 12:00 pm MDT.

Course Information: Still wondering which course is right for you? Check these courses out!
  • Intermediate Foundations, coordinated by Annette Burke Lyttle, MA
  • Proving Your Pedigree with DNA, coordinated by Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Advanced Techniques for Mastering Online Searches and Uncovering Digital Records, coordinated by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA
  • Advanced Hispanic Research, coordinated by Debbie Gurtler, AG
  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, CG FUGA
  • Record Loss: Overcoming Destroyed, Missing or Non-Extant Records; Sources and Techniques/Methods, coordinated by Kelvin L. Meyers

Registration Website: Our registration system has a new web address. PLEASE update your SLIG registration bookmark! Find us at

Tips for preparing for a smooth registration experience:
  • Join UGA (Utah Genealogical Association) or renew your UGA membership at least 24 hours before registration so the system has time to update and correctly apply the UGA discount to your order.
  • Create or login to your SLIG registration account--this is different from your UGA account--at least 24 hours before registration. Please confirm that your information is still current (name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) and update as necessary.
  • Review these SLIG policies you must agree to when registering:
  • Does your desired course have prerequisites? Do you meet them? Courses with prerequisites: Proving Your Pedigree with DNA, Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, and Overcoming Record Loss. The course offerings website has more information about prerequisites.
Waitlists: If your desired course sells out before you complete your order, you will be automatically waitlisted and sent back to the course selection page where you can choose another course to register for. After placing an order, you may add yourself to the waitlist for another course in the registration dashboard.

Interested in taking more than one course? On the day of registration, you may register for only one course. Please email the registrar to request the opportunity to enroll in an additional course: Beginning May 16, the registrar will review those requests on a case-by-case basis. If your desired second course sells out, please put yourself on the waitlist right away in case your request is approved.

We hope the registration process goes smoothly for you and look forward to supporting your educational goals!

Monday, May 2, 2022

SLIG Fall Virtual 2022: Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum

Back again with all new cases!

Coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum challenges advanced researchers to solve a different tough case each week. Participants will gain experience in planning research, conducting research on complex problems, analyzing and correlating information, and reaching conclusions.

The online environment for this course facilitates the time necessary to work individually on each case and then to join classmates and the instructor to discuss approaches, sources, strategies, methodologies, and difficulties. Most students plan to spend 10 to 20 hours each week to work on the cases and write up a summary of findings.

This course is designed for advanced genealogists. Students should have advanced skills in researching in all types of genealogical records and solving tough genealogical problems.


  • An advanced level methodology course, or
  • Equivalent experience.
Additional informaiton about prerequisites is available on the SLIG website.

Faculty include:
  • Sharon Hoyt, CG
  • Robbie Johnson, CG
  • Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Mark Wentling, MLS, CG
  • Paul Woodbury, MEd
Two sessions of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum are scheduled to meet on Wednesdays, September 7 through October 12, 2022:
  • Session 1: 9:00 am to 11:00 am Mountain Time.
  • Session 2: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm Mountain Time.
This course is offered each fall with different case studies each year.

Watch this interview with course coordinator Angela Packer McGhie:

See the SLIG 2022 Fall Virtual Courses web page for more information, including updates.

SLIG Fall Virtual 2022 registration opens Saturday, May 14, at 12:00 noon MDT.