Friday, October 23, 2015

Do You Have a Genealogical Brick Wall?

If your answer to that question is yes, then Luana Darby can help! She is the coordinator for SLIG's unique problem solving course that is tailored to your individual research needs! 

Enhance your problem solving skills while working on your ancestral brick walls. Develop methodology, analysis, and research skills while focusing on your own project, using resources from the Family History Library.

The 2016 course has experts from New England and the South to provide one-on-one assistance to students. How often do you have to opportunity to obtain expert guided research services as well as access to the Family History Library?

Students will be divided into small groups by geographic regions or countries and will meet as a group for two hours each day to review research progress (with one to two professional consultants, depending on group size). To assure more cohesive groups, focus areas have been pre-selected. Fee shown includes regular tuition plus a consultant fee.

Student involvement in problem solving requires commitment and advance preparation. It is divided into two parts:

Pre-Institute: Choose a project focus, ancestor, time period, geographical area, and research questions. Project submission can include timeline, pertinent pedigree and family group sheets, research logs, maps, and a short research summary, detailing what is known information and a discussion of sources used in previous research. Assigned consultants will return an initial analysis of the student's proposed research on Sunday at Institute.

Institute: Under guidance from professional consultants, student's will use a group collaborative approach to discuss research progress each day, utilizing the combined knowledge and experience of the group to solve problems.

Please note that shuttles do not run during the regular part of the day and student may be on their own for transportation to the FHL for research. It is a two-block (Salt Lake City block) walk.

Geographic research focus areas:

  • New England
  • Southern United States

For more information and to register, go to

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