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Thursday, May 25, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Advanced Genealogical Methods

Course 10:

 Advanced Genealogical Methods

with

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS




Students in Advanced Genealogical Methods will learn how to use and assemble evidence to rediscover ancestral origins, identities, and relationships that have been forgotten in the passage of time. The course will address advanced use of evidence from a variety of genealogical records and research in populations for which the usual records are in short supply. Students also will learn how to develop written proof summaries to show their conclusions' accuracy and create a credible record of their findings for present and future generations of family historians.

Level of Instruction

Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Requirements

This intense course is targeted to high intermediate genealogists who have completed an intermediate level methodology course or who have equivalent experiences, and whose research includes original land and probate records or digital or microfilmed images of land and probate records.

Other Instructors

Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age

Course 9:

 Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age


with

Dina C. Carson, MA




This course will cover the four stages of any publishing project from the creative beginnings and research during the planning stage, to the challenges many family historians find while writing about relatives — near and far, to the tools that make production simpler so that the book can be given or sold in print or electronically, to letting interested parties know that the book is available.

Source: matuska, CC0 Public Domain.



Level of Instruction

Intermediate to Advanced: students should have done enough genealogical research on at least one family line to be able to craft a number of story arcs covering the lifespan of at least one ancestor using more than birth, death, marriage and census records.

Suggested Requirements

Students should bring research on one family with which they are able to tell stories from personal memory as well as from genealogical research, and a second family that is more distant in time. The course will illustrate ways in which to write about people, places and events using techniques that help bring more distant ancestors to life in the storytelling. Students should have their research on these two family lines available to them, including images of people and documents as we will be discussing the best way to integrate research into the storytelling, and into the final book, eBook or online source.

Other Instructors

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Mona Lambrecht, MA
Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Pat Roberts
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Please visit our web page for detailed course description and speaker bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories

Course 8:

 Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories

With

John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA



The materials in the Family History Library are so colossal and far-ranging that genealogists sometimes neglect to venture into the wider world of resources not available on microfilm or in digitized format. This course takes the mystery and trepidation out of using repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections. What these repositories are and how they differ from one another; how to access the treasures that pertain to your ancestors; how to use those materials to reconstruct your ancestors' lives -- these issues and more are addressed. Instructors of honed expertise and substantial experience demonstrate their lessons using numerous examples and case studies. They share practical hints and helps, conveying the thrill and satisfaction of handling and deciphering antique documents.

Course participants will attend an orientation session at the Utah State Archives Research Center, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art records repository adjacent to the Center.

Alabama Department of Archives and History. Source: Wikimedia Commons



Level of Instruction

Beginner to Intermediate

Other Instructors:

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Patricia Smith-Mansfield, State Archivist of Utah
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS

Please visit our web page for full description and speaker bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.com

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