There is still time to get in to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for January 2014. I will be there coordinating the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course, and you are welcome to join me as we have opened a second section of the course. There are five other courses that still have a few seats remaining, so select which one is most appealing to you and sign up in the next ten days.
Press Release from Debra Hoffman, SLIG Publicity Chair:
Sign-up for SLIG before October 31st
and you will save over 10% off your registration. Become a member of
UGA and increase your savings even more. The registration page can be
accessed here. More information on each of the tracks can be accessed here.
The following courses still have seats left:
American Research and Records: Focus on Families
intermediate level course covers 19th-21st century U.S. records and
strategies beyond the basics with a specific emphasis on researching
families and individuals. Don’t miss a chance to spend a week with
nationally known instructors Josh Taylor, from the Genealogy Roadshow;
Debra Mieszala, CG; and Paula Stuart-Warren, CG. This course is certain
to help you break down those brick walls!
Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?
or certification? This course will explore both options. The topics
will guide you through the processes of applying and determining which
one (or both) are right for you. Spend a week with credentialed
instructors who provide expert guidance and advice and who are available
to answer your questions.
Researching in Eastern Europe
Millions of people immigrated
to North America leaving family and generations of ancestors behind in
Eastern Europe. Descendants find it hard to trace their origins due to
foreign languages, difficult records and multiple changes in the
political landscape. This course brings together several of the most
successful Eastern Europe genealogists to teach you the important
information you need to succeed in such complex research.
Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum (2nd section)
This hands-on course
is an opportunity for advanced genealogist to put their research skills
into practice. Participants will work on at least five complex
genealogical research problems—a new one each day. There is nothing like
directed case studies and practice to further your genealogical
knowledge and expertise.
Have a brick wall in your research? This
unique course is tailored to your individual research needs! Enhance
your problem solving skills while working on your personal research
project for a particular ancestor or ancestral couple. Don’t miss the
opportunity to spend a week dedicated to researching your family!
Utilizing Social History
This exciting new course--offered
for the first time in 2014--is designed to help you put the flesh on the
bones of your ancestors and bring them to life. No longer is genealogy
about simply listing the begets, it is about telling your ancestor’s
Immerse yourself in a specific genealogical topic for a week-long
educational opportunity that is unparalleled. Many of the courses are
interactive and highlight on site research at the Family History Library
(FHL) as well as one-on-one consultations with the course coordinators
and instructors. These individuals are genealogical experts and provide
guidance and insight that may help you overcome those brick walls and
move forward with your research.
Attendees have time to explore Salt Lake City’s many attractions as
well as spend time outside of the course researching at the FHL. The
library is a short walk from the Institute’s location and, if available,
the Radisson often provides shuttle service to the library.
Another benefit of joining SLIG this year is the ability to attend
the Association of Professional Genealogist’s Professional Management
Conference (PMC), which will be held the Friday and Saturday before the Institute begins. You can experience two great events being held back-to-back at one location!