Monday, July 18, 2016

Don't miss Paula's upcoming speaking events including one on her 2017 SLIG course!

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy's (SLIG's) own coordinator and instructor, Paula Stuart-Warren, is one busy genealogy professional! She will be on the road providing her knowledge and expertise at the upcoming events listed below.

Of particular interest is the free webinar that she will be doing on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 PM MDT. She will be discussing her SLIG course, entitled "Taking Your Research to the Next Level." If have not registered for SLIG yet and are considering jumping into the institute experience, Paula's course is a great way to do that. This webinar will provide information on the course and will provide you with the opportunity to get your questions answered. Go to for more information. You can register for the free webinar here:

Paula's 2016 Speaking Calendar 

July 17-22, 2016
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 18, 2016, Free Webinar
On the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and Course 1: Taking Your Research to the Next Level that I coordinate.

August 31-September 3, 2016
Federation of Genealogical Societies National Conference and 40th Anniversary
Hosted by the Illinois State Genealogical Society
Springfield, Illinois

September 18-25, 2016
3d Annual Heritage Books Genealogy Conference & Cruise with 5 speakers
Royal Caribbean cruise ship Liberty of the Seas from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; Limon, Costa Rica; and back to Galveston

October 8, 2016
Minnesota Genealogical Society class at the Minnesota Historical Society
More than Pensions: 19th & 20th Century Military Records

October 11, 2016, Free Webinar
“Midwestern Gems:Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals”
Illinois State Genealogical Society

October 15, 2016
Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research 50th Anniversary Seminar
Rapid City, South Dakota

October 29, 2016
Minneapolis Central Library’s Family History Fair
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friday, July 15, 2016

SLIG 2017: Opportunity to study the Immigrant Experience Expanded

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to expand the number of seats available in Course 7: Settlers in the New World and Immigrants to a New Nation: Research Ancestors from Overseas.

This amazing new course will explore the immigration saga, which Dr. Colletta describes as one that "tends to be the most dramatic and momentous chapter of American family history." The course will explore sources and methods for reconstructing the lives of ancestors who came from foreign lands, from the 1590s through the twentieth centuries.

More importantly, the course will weave together a picture of the immigrant experience – leaving home, crossing the ocean, finding a place to settle and put down roots.  Students will learn how to locate the biographical details that personalize their ancestor's immigrant experience as well as how to prepare to trace family lines in the Old Country.

Peg Ivanyo, SLIG Director, indicates her first SLIG experience in 2012 was under the tutelage of Dr. Colletta in his Archives course.  She writes: "Learning from this man is an absolutely amazing experience.  Not only do you gain a knowledge of the sources, background, and methodology required on the topic of study, but he weaves together with documented evidence the stories that bring ancestors to life. I couldn't resist asking John, the 'immigration king' in my book, to put together this course for SLIG. I'm thrilled to be able to expand the number of seats to accommodate more students for its debut."

Coordinated by John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA; D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS also instructing; joined by Deborah S. Gurtler, AG.

To obtain a seat in this course, please add yourself to the waiting list.  The registrar will then contact you to facilitate registration.
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