Saturday, November 13, 2010

SLIG--American Records and Research: Focusing on Localities

Are you signed up for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy yet? We're going to focus for the next couple of weeks on the fantastic opportunities available to you at the Institute.

The first course we are going to focus on is CG Paula Stuart-Warren's American Records and Research: focusing on Localities class. Her team of Karen Mauer Green, Michael J Leclerc, Kory Meyerink MLS, AG FUGA, D. Joshua Taylor, and Cath Madden Trindle will be teaching the following courses:
  • Intro & General Class Information:Strategies and Organizational Tips and Tools for Busy Researchers at the FHL and Elsewhere.
  • Delving into County Courthouse and Town Hall Records
  • Land Records: Digging Deeper Online and Off
  • Building a House History from a Variety of Records
  • Dissecting a Document: Getting from Point A to Point Z
  • Lawyers, Judges and Trials: Using the Law in Genealogy
  • Locality Resources: Using Maps, Gazetteers, Atlases and More
  • The WPA Era: What is Created for Genealogists
  • Records Related to Ancestral Arrivals in the United States
  • Greater Success through Source Citation
  • Vanity Sketches: Sources and Truths Behind Mugbook Entries
  • The U.S. National Archives: The Nation's Attic
  • Finding Ancestral Places of Origin in U.S. Records
  • Opportunity to have lunch together as a class with discussion
  • Family History Library Labs with Hands-on Help.
This intermediate level course covers 19th -21st century U.S. records and strategies with seventeen classroom hours that assist researchers in learning about and using varied sources and methods. Learn more about unusual records, count, state and federal records, manuscripts, finding aids, specialized indexes, case studies, and websites. Additionally, seven hours of one-on-one assistance and consultations at the Family History Library are provided by instructors.
This course helps you extend your research skills with suggested homework assignments to immediately apply the classroom information to research on your own families. Class work is in the morning on all five days, one afternoon and with hands-on library assistance on three afternoons. There is ample time for open research in the afternoon and evening or for SLIG evening classes.

You can still sign up for this course at

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