Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Congratulations to Leah Larkin!

She is the winner of the Ancestry ProGenealogists scholarship to attend SLIG 2019. 

The scholarship was established to "foster and support professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts," four winners are selected annually; one for each of the four major institutes. The scholarship covers tuition and specific travel expenses.

Leah is originally from southern Louisiana, where she grew up in the heart of Cajun country, steeped in culture and history. She earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she used DNA to study how species are related. After working in both academia and scientific publishing, she turned her skills to solving unknown parentage cases using DNA. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

We are looking forward to seeing you in January 2019, Leah!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Test Your Genealogical Skills!

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy's (SLIG's) Virtual Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum will run from Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Saturday, November 17, 2018.

This course will test your ability to plan, research, analyze, correlate, and solve a complex genealogical research problem.

Work through one complex case study per week on your own time schedule and then gather online to discuss the case with fellow classmate and the the case instructor to compare strategies, methodologies, difficulties and results.

The course coordinator is Angela McGhie, CG. The 2018 Virtual Practicum features the cases presented at SLIG in January 2018 by the following instructors:

  • Kimberly Powell
  • Karen Stanbary, CG
  • Paul Woodbury
  • Karen Matheson
  • Angela McGhie, CG

Registration opens at 11:00 am MDT on Saturday, June 16th, with early access (9 am MDT) for SLIG 2018 participants. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Did You Hear? SLIG Will Offer Two Educational Opportunities in 2019!

SLIG 2019 is going to be a banner year for genealogical education opportunities. Peg Ivanyo, SLIG Director, announced the new, two-week format at the SLIG 2018 banquet. It was designed to better meet the advanced educations needs of the genealogical community.

SLIG 2019 will be held from January 13-18, 2019 with 15 courses coordinated by nationally-known genealogists: Thomas W. Jones, Judy G. Russell, Richard G. Sayre, John Philip Colletta, Gerald H.  Smith, J. Mark Lowe, D. Joshua Taylor, Karen Mauer Jones, Kelvin L. Meyers, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, F. Warren Bittner, Karen Stanbary, Rich Fogarty, Michael G. Hait, Paul Woodbury, and Rich Venezia. Click here to download the flyer.

Registration opens at 9 am MDT on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

SLIG Academy for Professionals will follow SLIG 2019 the following week. SLIG Academy appears on the national scene as the only skill-based institute preparing genealogical professionals. The Academy is an innovative opportunity for those who are new professionals, those considering genealogy as a profession, and those who have been honing their craft for a while. The Academy will run January 21-25, 2019 and will offer 5 courses coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, D. Joshua Taylor, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Angie Bush, and J. Mark Lowe. Click here to download the flyer.

Registration opens at 2 pm MDT on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Both programs will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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