Thursday, April 28, 2016

Meet Our Course Coordinators at the NGS Family History Conference

NGS exhibit booth 216 is the place to be this year at the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Come meet the #SLIG2017 course coordinators and get the inside scoop about their courses. Ask and learn from the best experts genealogy has to offer.

Visit us at Booth 216!

Open Q&A times:

Wednesday, 1:00 - 1:30 - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
   Advanced Genealogical Methods

Thursday, 1:45 - 2:15 - Angela McGhie, CG
   Advanced Evidence Practicum and Virtual Practicum

Thursday, 2:30 - 3:00 - Catherine Desmarais, CG
    The Coaching Lab: Forensic Genealogy from Inquiry to Affidavit

Friday, 10:30 - 11:00 - Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
    Researching in Washington, D.C., without Leaving Home

Saturday, 10:30 - 11:00 - Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
    The Family History Law Library

Saturday, 12:30 - 1:00 - Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS
    Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War: Her Records, Her People, Her Laws

Saturday, 2:30 - 3:00 - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
    You be the Judge: A Practicum Using Standards to Evaluate Genealogical Work

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Where Can You Find D. Joshua Taylor?

D. Joshua Taylor has been mesmerizing audiences as the host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow. He recently assumed the helm as the President and Executive Director of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). He is concurrently serving as the President for the Federal of Genealogical Society (FGS).

The accomplished professional genealogist will be the coordinator in January 2017 for his course "Diving Deeper into New England" at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Starting with the colonial period and moving to the 1850s, “Diving Deeper into New England” will take an in-depth look at New England research, specifically focusing on little-known and underused sources.

In May, you will have the opportunity to hear Josh at the NGS Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he will be presenting the following lectures:

  • "Context and More: JSTOR for Genealogists"
  • "Before You Click: Creating Your Online Research Plan"
  • "To the Rescue: 10 Times a Local Society has Haved My Bacon" ($)
  • "Focus on Place: Building Locality Profitles for Your Research"
  • "Leaving Your Digital Footprint: Preserving Your Files"

Then you can plan to join him at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2017. Check the website at to answer your SLIG questions and for information on registration.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Advanced Methodology with Thomas W. Jones

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is proud to have Thomas W. Jones with us again in 2017 to coordinate his course, "Advanced Genealogical Methods." Students learn how to use and assemble evidence to rediscover ancestral origins, identities, and relationships that have been forgotten in the passage of time. 

The course will address advanced use of evidence from a variety of genealogical records and research in populations for which the usual records are in short supply. Students also will learn how to develop written proof summaries to show their conclusions’ accuracy and create a credible record of their findings for present and future generations of family historians.

If you are attending the National Genealogical Society's conference in a few short weeks, you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself Tom's knowledge and expertise. He will be presenting the following lectures:

  • "Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestor's Lives"
  • "Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls"
  • "Missing Something? Getting the Most out of Genealogical Evidence"
  • "Solving Genealogical Problems with Unimaged Original Records"

I would expect that you will be ready to hear from Tom after listening to these great lectures. If so, be sure to check for updates on SLIG registration. His course fills quickly and is an educational experience that you do not want to miss!

Please note that his course has prerequisites: this intense course is targeted to “high intermediate” genealogists who have completed an intermediate level methodology course or who have equivalent experiences, and whose research includes original land and probate records or digital or microfilmed images of land and probate records.
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