Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SLIG Announces 2018 Banquet Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that John Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA, popular genealogical speaker, will be the keynote speaker for the SLIG 2018 banquet. He will present "Deceptive Threads in the Tapestry: The Words of Our Ancestors' English."

"Dr. Colletta is a highly engaging speaker. I look forward to hearing him explore the words that weave our ancestral tapestries together," stated Peg A. Ivanyo, SLIG Director.

The completion banquet is set to begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 26th, 2018. The banquet will announce contest winners and the annual UGA awards--including the coveted Silver Tray Award and announcement of the 2016 FUGA (Fellow of UGA)--with a catered meal, and the keynote address.

The banquet will be preceded by a no-host bar and networking social. Tickets are required to attend. The banquet ticket is included with SLIG tuition (RSVP required); guest tickets are available for an additional fee.

See you there!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Visit Us at the 2017 FGS Conference in Pittsburgh!

 SLIG reps will be at the FGS 2017 National Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 30–September 2. Come on by and talk to us! We will be at booth #322 in the huge Exhibitor Hall (see map below). Our director Peg Ivanyo and Marketing Specialist Patti Gillespie will be there to answer questions about our exciting 2018 lineup of 14 classes, plus a bonus virtual class this fall.

A special appearance by Course Coordinator, Michael J. Hall, will be there to answer questions about his course "In-depth Sources for Portuguese Research – Azores, Brazil, Portugal".

Got questions? We have the answers!


Please visit for our class lineup. Seats still available!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Going to the FGS Conference? Check out our SLIG Instructors!

 Are you heading to Pittsburgh for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 conference? So are we and so are a lot of our SLIG 2018 instructors! This is a great opportunity to listen to some of the best genealogy instructors in the world.

 These instructors will be at our Institute this January. Seats still available for several courses!

Teacher Session
Paula Stuart-Warren W-103
Your Society Can’t Afford to Do a Seminar? Here’s How!
Wed. 9:30-10:30 AM
What Next? Hands-on Research Planning
Fri. 2:00-4:00 PM

Cyndi Ingle W-129
Calling All Members: Your Society’s Website Needs Help
Wed. 3:30-4:30 PM
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy
Fri. 9:30-10:30 AM
Back to Basics: Research Planning and Execution Online
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM

Cari Taplin W-102
How to Find Volunteers and Keep Them!
Wed. 9:30-10:30 AM
Build Membership and Participation with Small Groups
and SIGs
Wed. 2:00-3:00 PM
Casting the Net: Denominational and Ethnic Newspaper
Fri. 9:30-10:30 AM

Judy G. Russell T-211
Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon:
Professional Ethics: Yes, No, Maybe and Maybe Not?
Thu. 12:15-1:45 PM
Courting Pennsylvania: The Courts of the Keystone State
Fri. 8:00-9:00 AM
“Deemed a Runaway”: Black Laws of the North
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM
BCG Education Fund Helen F. M. Leary Distinguished Lecture:
Rainbows and Kaleidoscopes: Inclusion as a Society and
Corporate Genealogical Standard
Sat. 8:00-9:00 AM
BCG Certification Seminar
Thu. 2:00-4:00 PM

Michael D. Lacopo T-223
Finding and Using German Church Records
Thu. 3:30-4:30 PM
Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American
Fri. 9:30-10:30 AM
Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM
Paul Milner F-305
Scottish Civil Registration: How to Access, Use, and Interpret
Fri. 8:00-9:00 AM
Irish Maps and Tools for Finding the Right Place
Fri. 3:30-4:30 PM
Locating British Mining Records
Sat. 3:30-4:30 PM
Thomas W. Jones T-202
Using “Correlation” to Reveal Facts That No Record States
Thu. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
When Sources Don’t Agree, Then What?
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM
When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM
Pamela Boyer Sayre T-214
Using NARA’s Finding Aids and Website
Thu. 2:00-3:00 PM
Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals
Fri. 5:00-6:00 PM
Where Would You Go If You Had Five Days in Washington, D.C.?
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM
Rick Sayre T-204
Using Maps to Further Your Pennsylvania Genealogical Research
Thu. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Finding Your Ancestor in Military Bounty Land Applications
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM
BCG Certification Seminar
Thu. 2:00-4:00 PM
David McDonald T-210
International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
Luncheon: Iklamore? What Did You Say?
Thu. 12:15-1:45 PM
Coal & Steel: Industrial-era Migration
Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM
Catholic Records: Genealogy’s Gold Standard
Fri. 2:00-3:00 PM
Transcription & Analysis: Getting the Most Out of Your Research
Sat. 2:00-4:00 PM
Kimberly T. Powell S-429
Land Records of the Pennsylvania State Archives
Sat. 2:00-3:00 PM
Cool Beans! My Ancestor Was a Farmer
Sat. 5:00-6:00 PM
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