Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What is New at The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)?

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) appears to be headed into a record-setting year, with over 330 people registered to date for the 21st annual event.  Participants from 45 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Netherlands will converge at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in 11-15 January 2016.

Built on the strength of the past with an eye to the future, SLIG remains in the forefront of genealogical education offering courses taught by the best instructors the industry has to offer - in fact, the post-nominals behind the names of the course coordinators often take more space to print than the course titles themselves! To listen to them personally, refer to posts on the UGA blog outlining their upcoming speaking engagements.

Earlier this year we celebrated twenty years of offering in-depth genealogical education by introducing a new logo, a new slogan (Elevate Your Genealogical Education), and expanded to thirteen courses. Now, we are pleased to announce a new evening event - SLIG Night at the Family History Library.  Sponsored by The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), and hosted by the Family History Library (FHL), the event will offer classes, labs, area-specific consultations, and light refreshments on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Other events for the 2016 institute include:

  • Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG, will deliver “Thinking Genealogically,” at the plenary session, Monday 11 January 2016, 7:00 pm. He notes: “A researcher should incorporate evaluative and interpretive skills to be a more effective researcher.  These abilities can become second nature over the course of a genealogical career.”
  • The highly acclaimed, award-winning blogger, The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, will deliver the banquet keynote address, Friday 15 January 2016. The title should be announced later this month, but with Judy speaking, who needs to know the title?
And last, but not least on the list of “what’s new”, SLIG will move to new dates beginning in 2017 - still in January, but a little later in the month.  Don’t forget to check out the new dates and available courses on the UGA website.

For more information please visit the SLIG website at

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