Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SLIG announces new dates and format

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is pleased to announce we have recently signed contracts with the Hilton Salt Lake City Center for years 2019 through 2023. And with that, we reveal a new two-week format.

It was just two years ago that changes in the Salt Lake City meeting landscape facilitated a SLIG move to more preferred dates.  Recent changes in that same landscape opened a new window of opportunity, one that more fully supports the ongoing growth and expansion of SLIG in meeting the advanced educational needs of the genealogical community.
Beginning in 2019, SLIG will utilize a new two-week format as follows:
·       SLIG will be held in the second week of January, in a familiar format – opening with a welcome reception on Sunday and closing with the completion banquet on Friday. It will continue to focus on high-intermediate to advanced genealogical education.
·       It will be followed on Saturday by the well-established SLIG Colloquium, a forum for thought leaders of the industry to discuss topics and challenges of the day.
·       The SLIG Academy for Professionals, originally announced as a summer program targeted for 2018, will begin on the following Monday. The new program will focus on professional development topics not offered at SLIG or elsewhere in a week-long, in-depth format. It will open with an event to commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and close with a networking luncheon.
The marriage of these programs in a back-to-back format allows those desiring to participate in multiple programs to do so without additional flight costs. The new dates assure the excellent rates and amenities SLIG participants have previously enjoyed, and the new format provides opportunity to explore additional ways to meet the needs of SLIG students.
The future dates are now posted on

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Registration Ongoing for SLIG 2018

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) continues registration for the January 21-26, 2018 institute with courses and rooms available at the Hilton SLC Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Saturday, July 8, was the first day of registration for SLIG 2018.

While the two courses Advanced Genealogical Methods and Establishing Proof with DNA  were filled in the first 10 minutes, there continues to be one seat left in the Pennsylvania German Research taught by Michael D. Lacopo.

Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, Advanced Land Tools: Maps with Richard C. Sayre and Digging Deeper: Pre-1837 English Research  by Paul Milner are filling fast.

Many other course options are still available. Consider registering to attend Original Source Repositories by John Philip Colletta and Taking Your Research to the Next Level by Paula Stuart-Warren.

For those seeking regional and/or ethnic research, seats remain in the following courses: Researching Your Swedish and Finnish Ancestors, In-Depth Sources for Portuguese Research, Exploring Quaker Records--At Home and Abroad and the Research in the Great Lakes Region.

The Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum by Angela Packer McGhie presents a challenging and popular experience for those seeking to prepare research in a professional manner.  Family historians might consider a new course being offered, Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age by Dina C. Carson.

Register today! SLIG 2018 will be fun! There is something for everybody! C'mon--join us in January!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Are You Registered for SLIG?

This year's registrants to SLIG who register on the first day will receive their own personal meme to post to their social media (should they want to do so!).

Are you registered for SLIG? Seats still available in most of the courses. It will be fun! Join us!
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