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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 FGS Conference in Fort Wayne! Yes, We Will Be There!

 FGS


FGS opens on Wednesday, August 22nd in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For those attending SLIG in 2019, you can get a preview of what you will experience, since 15 SLIG instructors and/or coordinators will be sharing their expertise throughout the conference. If you are still undecided about whether a week-long institute with expert instructors is for you and you are attending FGS, take this opportunity to see what you may be missing.

If you have questions regarding the Institute or just want to see what we are all about, pay us a visit at Booth 506.





Come see the many SLIG 2019 instructors before January and experience their brilliance!


SLIG Instructors (15)

Deborah Abbott, Ph.D.

T-231
Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestor
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM

F-318
Researching Funeral Home Records: Looking for the Dead!
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM

S-428
Manuscript Collections in Libraries & Archives of Historical Black College and Universities
Sat. 5:00-6:00 PM

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., JD.

T-200
Breaking Down the Broadcasters: Discovering the DNA of Fort Wayne’s Famous
Thu. 8:00-10:00 AM

T-221
DNA Baby Steps
Thu. 3:30-4:30 PM

F-320
Visual Phasing Workshop
Fri. 2:00-4:00 PM

S-402
GEDmatch Workshop
Sat. 10:00-12:00 PM

S-410
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Luncheon: The Science Fiction Future of Genetic Genealogy
Sat. 12:15-1:45 PM

S-427
Advanced Third-Party Tools
Sat. 5:00-6:00 PM


Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG.

W-105
BCG Certification Seminar
Wed. 1:30-3:30 PM

Angie Bush, MS.

F-313
No Chromosome Browser? No Problem
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM

F-328
Charts and Diagrams: The Genetic Genealogist’s Bread and Butter
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM

S-420
DNA Doesn't Prove Anything
Sat. 3:30-4:30 PM

Patti Hobbs, CG, BA.

S-411
National Genealogical Society Luncheon: Genealogy as a Journey of Discovery
Sat. 12:15-1:45 PM

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS.

F-306
Out-of-State Workarounds to In-State Record Shortages
Fri. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

F-331
When Sources Don’t Agree—Then What?
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM

S-405
Planning and Executing Efficient and Effective Research: An Immigrant Case Study
Sat. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

T-210
Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon: The Top Ten Things I Have Learned in Nearly Four Decades of Genealogical Research
Thu. 12:15-1:45 PM

T-222
Chuck Knuthson Memorial Lecture: Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
Thu. 3:30-4:30 PM

F-316
“She Came from Nowhere…” A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM

F-332
Finding Treasures in the Hoosier Courthouse
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM

S-406
“Hoosier Daddy?”: Tales of a Reluctant Blogger and How Blogs Can Enhance Your Genealogical Research
Sat. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Angela Packer McGhie, CG.

T-206
Research Methods 1: Creating an Effective Research Plan
Thu. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

T-216
Research Methods 2: Executing Research and Analyzing Results
Thu. 2:00-3:00 PM

T-224
Research Methods 3: Testing a Case Against the Genealogical Proof Standard
Thu. 3:30-4:30 PM

F-310
Board for Certification of Genealogists Luncheon: Ten Practical Lessons I Learned by Applying for Certification
Fri. 12:15-1:45 PM

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS.

W-101
Society Management Workshop
Wed. 10:00-12:00 PM

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

W-106
Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future
Wed. 4:00-5:00 PM

F-303
Doing DNA Right: The Ethical Side of Testing
Fri. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

F-317
Bibles, Beds and Bobbins: Early Indiana Laws
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM

S-429
Top 10 Myths about Copyright
Sat. 5:00-6:00 PM

T-200
Breaking Down the Broadcasters: Discovering the DNA of Fort Wayne’s Famous
Thu. 8:00-10:00 AM

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA.

T-235
Using NARA's Finding Aids and Website
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM

F-321
When You’re Not Who You Thought You Were
Fri. 3:30-4:30 PM

S-415
Clues in Missouri Migration
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM


Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA.

 F-302
Maps! Wonderful Maps!
Fri. 10:00-12:00 PM

S-414
Goldmine of Military Pensions
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM

S-434
Maps! Wonderful Maps!
Sat. 10:00-12:00 PM

W-105
BCG Certification Seminar
Wed. 1:30-3:30 PM

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS.

W-103
Leadership and Conflict Resolution Workshop
Wed. 1:30-3:30 PM

F-334
Building Context and Making Connections: Using JSTOR for Family History
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM


Rich Venezia

F-330
Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM

S-417
Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM

S-431
The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets 427
Sat. 5:00-6:00 PM

Ari Wilkins

T-233
Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Census Records, and City Directories
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM

F-333
Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Research
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM

S-413
Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM


For complete FGS conference listings and updates, please visit the FGS conference website at https://www.fgsconference.org/fgs2018/

Registration is open right now for SLIG 2019! Visit www.slig.ugagenealogy.org

So much to learn! So many great teachers!


Friday, August 10, 2018

SLIG Registration Series: Course Availability at a Glance

I love the little "people" and "full" icons we have by the courses this year.

But sometimes I want to see more. Are we down to the last 3 seats? Or just one? Or which courses still have seats, as opposed to full and taking wait lists?

Just ask the registration programmer, and voila! Instant report. It refreshes every 5 minutes, but one can also refresh using the yellow refresh button.

To access, navigate to the SLIG or SLIG Academy "Courses" page: 


Or go to the SLIG Registration Dashboard. (SLIG.ugagenealogy.org > Registration > Register > Login).


If you haven't yet registered, this quick report should keep you abreast of the status of things. But don't get too comfortable waiting. "Seats Available" only reveals that there are more than 3 seats open at the moment; it doesn't provide a crystal ball prediction of when that number will drop to zero.

So, with all SLIG registration cycles - don't wait too long to pick that perfect course! And of course, if it is already full, make sure you are on the wait list; miracles do happen.

What is the SLIG Academy for Professionals?

Program
This new program will follow SLIG 2019, beginning on Monday, January 21st, and will focus on professional development topics not offered at SLIG or elsewhere in a week-long, in-depth format.
As professionals, we spend a lot of time taking advantage of educational opportunities to learn more about methodology and/or record sources, but it is also essential that we spend time on other aspects of our professional development.

These courses are designed to round out the professional and to cover topics in-depth over the course of a week where currently they may only be covered in an hour-long lecture or webinar. From writing client reports to public speaking to understanding and utilizing DNA in your client research, these essential topics will assist the professional in ensuring that they have the essential knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to run a successful business.

Schedule
The program will open with a special event to commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and end by Friday noon. Two meals are included with registration: Monday brunch and Thursday evening dinner.

Courses
Five courses are being offered:

  • The Art of Writing Client Reports, Angela Packer McGhie, CG (waiting list)
  • You're Invited: Public Speaking from Concept to Delivery, D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • Building and Nurturing a Successful Genealogy Business, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • DNA and the 21st-Century Professional, Angie Bush, MS
  • Developing and Managing an Effective Institute Course, J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Ensure that you are a well-rounded professional by registering for the SLIG Academy today!