Friday, October 31, 2014

The Early-Bird Registration Ends Today!

The Early Bird gets the worm or in this case, the discount!

2015 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Are you still debating whether to attend the 20th Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), which will be held January 12-16, 2015. If so, delay no longer as Early-Bird registration ends on October 31, 2014! Tuition is $375 for UGA members and $425 for non-members (a $50 savings). You MUST be logged in to the member’s area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. (After October 31, 2014, tuition is $425 for UGA members and $475 for non-members). Two payment options are available: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout. Registration:

APG's Professional Management Conference
If the great courses are not enough to entice you to register now, perhaps being able to attend two great events back-to-back will be the deciding factor. Again in 2015, the Association of Professional Genealogists is holding their Professional Management Conference (PMC) on the Thursday and Friday before SLIG. You can see the great line-up of speakers and events at

Registration is now open for the 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference at

Both SLIG and the PMC will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The reduced rate is $129/night (reduced from $269/night). This rate is set for up to four people in a room. The rooms are spacious and a two-queen room can comfortably accommodate four people. Accommodations:

Make sure you don't miss this opportunity to experience two great genealogical events back-to-back! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Early Bird Gets to Spend a Week with Paula Stuart Warren!

 Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS and her expert team of instructors will be providing students with an in-depth course on 19th-21st century U.S. resources and the methodology for using them. Students will learn how to probe deeper into the content, origin, location, and interpretation of records. Informative and interactive classroom hours will delve into significant records and strategies that take you beyond basic research tools both online and off. On-site Family History Library support and a computer lab from course instructors provide one-on-one assistance and guidance with your own research.

     The instructors for the week-long course are:

  • John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA
  • Debbie S. Mieszala, CG
  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
  • D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

     To see the schedule and lecture topics, see Early-bird registration is available through October 31, 2014. Register at while there are still seats available!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SLIG 2015's Early-Bird Registration Ends in Two Days!

Early-Bird registration ends on October 31, 2014!

SLIG's Track 10, entitled "Finding Immigrant Origins" still has seats remaining. Join David Ouimette and his cast of talented instructors for an exciting and informational week!

· David Ouimette, CG
· Trish Tolley, AG
· John Colletta, PhD
· Suzanne Adams, AG
· Jeff Svare, AG
· Lynn Turner, AG

David's course covers the key historical sources and research methodologies for family historians tracing immigrant origins. The course begins by envisioning the immigrant within the context of his family, community, and culture. Additionally, historical documents created by the pushes and pulls that motivated his journey abroad are examined. Methodologies for analyzing and correlating information found in U.S. record sources and immigration records to discover the immigrant’s old-world origins are reviewed. The course illustrates principles and practices for tracing immigrants back to many specific countries. The instructors will demonstrate techniques for effective online research of immigrant ancestors. Finally, the course explores chain migration, ethnic migration paths, surname localization, DNA evidence, cluster genealogy, and other tools to help find your immigrant’s ancestral village.
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