Monday, November 28, 2016

So Many Ways to Stay in Touch with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy!

Are you interested in staying abreast of the latest news from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)? Let's count the ways!

1. By email to SLIG

i) Sign up for SLIG e-news

ii) Contact the Director,

iii) Contact the Registrar,

iv) Contact the Marketing Coordinator,

2. Follow SLIG's Blog

Go to and scroll down. On the right hand side of the page you can click to follow us.

3. Follow us on Twitter

Once signed into your Twitter account, search for us on Twitter by our Twitter name @SLIGinstitute. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Membership is free and you can join at

4. Follow SLIG on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to and sign up. Find us on Facebook at and click on the Like button on the top of our page.

If you are attending SLIG in 2017, you can also follow the event page.

5. Follow SLIG Committee on Google Plus (G+) or just search for sligcommittee.

6. Follow SLIG Institute on Instagram or just search for sliginstitute.

We hope that you will be joining us in January 2017 or at a future institute!

Friday, November 25, 2016

APG Elects New Board Members!

The Utah Genealogical Association and the Salt Lake Insitute of Genealogy would like to congratulate the newly elected board members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

From the APG...

Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Election Results

Nine Board Members and Two Nominating Committee Members Join to Support World’s Largest Professional Organization for Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 25 November 2016—The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) has unveiled the results of its election of new board members and nominating committee members. APG membership elected nine at-large representative board members for two-year terms, 2017–2018. Two nominating committee members were chosen for the 2017 term. The newly-elected board members include:

Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, of New York
Kathleen Brandt of Missouri
Ruy Cardoso, CG, of Massachusetts (incumbent)
Rose Lerer Cohen, PhD, of Israel
Luana Darby of Utah (incumbent)
Valerie Eichler Lair of Minnesota
Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG, of Maryland
Leslie Brinkley Lawson of Oregon
Corey Oiesen of California

Nominations Committee
Elected to one-year terms on the nominations committee are:

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, of North Carolina
Tristan Tolman, AG, of Utah

“Welcome new and returning board members,” said APG President, Billie Stone Fogarty. “Our members have done a great job at electing genealogists with a variety of experience that will aid in moving the organization forward. I look forward to working with them. I also thank our retiring board members for their service.”

About the Association of Professional Genealogists
The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


APG is a registered trademark of the Association of Professional Genealogists. All other trade and service marks are property of their respective owners.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Announced

Application Deadline December 31, 2016

Ancestry announced today that it is accepting applications for a new AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Program, established to "foster and support professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts."  

AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship ProgramFour "aspiring or practicing professional genealogists" will receive a scholarship, to cover tuition, round-trip economy airfare, and hotel expenses to attend one of the four U.S.-based genealogical institutes.  One will be awarded to attend SLIG 2018.  We were contacted early on to determine our interest in this program and are pleased to be included in this amazing opportunity.

Eligible applicants are those who "demonstrate a commitment to genealogy as a profession, a desire for professional development, and the ability to communicate that commitment and desire in writing."  

AncestryProGenealogists "has helped people trace their family trees and connect with the past for more than 15 years."  They employ a team of experts with a variety of genealogical specialities.  Their motivation?  "Many of these experts received high-quality training from institutions such as SLIG, IGHR, GRIP and Gen-Fed. We want to provide the same quality professional development to dedicated genealogists to support their next steps in the industry."

Thanks to AncestryProGen!  And we wish each of you luck in the application process!

Unfortunately, due to a lot of complicating factors, applicants won't be aware of the courses to be offered for SLIG 2018 until after they have completed their application.  For that reason, we offer the opportunity to have open dialogue with the director if you feel it is needed to help you rank SLIG in order of attendance preference on your application.

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