Thursday, June 2, 2016

SLIG 2017 Highlight: Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is delighted to welcome Barbara Vines Little as a Coordinator for 2017. Barbara has been a professional researcher since 1982. She is a past president and director for the National Genealogical Society and a former president and governor for the Virginia Genealogical Society. 

This new course will focus on Virginia resources and the background information (law, social customs, geography, etc.) needed to properly interpret them. Substitutes for missing records, Virginia records in out-of-state repositories, and unique manuscript records in small, local repositories will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on records available either online or through microfilm loan programs; however, researchers will also be introduced to records available only in manuscript form at either the local level or in larger research repositories.

Prior Virginia research experience is not needed, but attendees with at least intermediate general research experience will gain the most from the presentations.

If you have Virginia ancestors, you will not want to miss this course! Registration opens on July 9th.

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