Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SLIG 2017 Highlight: Adding Social History to Your Genealogy

Registration for the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) will open Saturday, July 9th at 9 AM MDT! Go to for information on all the courses you can register for. Below is one of them:

Adding Social History to Your Genealogy with Coordinator Gena Philibert-Ortega

Genealogy research is often relegated to the dates and places of our ancestor’s lives. However, when we focus solely on names, dates, and places we miss out on rich details that tell a story and also lead to additional documents. In the course of learning more about everyday lives we uncover resources that are not utilized by genealogists. This course will look beyond the typical genealogy sources and concentrate on ways that genealogists can bring their ancestors to life.

This course will assist genealogists to understand historical resources available for genealogical research; provide information about repositories that can provide documents that detail an ancestor’s community; teach ways to combing history with genealogy; provide background into our ancestor’s lives; explain ways to include social history with our genealogical narrative; and help students better understand the unique experiences of women, children and immigrant ancestors.

Must have knowledge of basic genealogy research techniques and be able to understand the basics of what is involved in a reasonably exhaustive Internet search.

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