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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy

Course 11:

 Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy

With

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL



This course offers students an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the rich research resources of the law, including those generally available only at law libraries. Students will work with legal records and sources, gaining a better grasp of legal history and its implications for research as well as the skills to find and apply the law to solve genealogical problems. Individual sessions will focus on specific legal disciplines (criminal, civil, probate and the like) and students will have the opportunity to visit and use the resources of a major university law library.

Black's Law Dictionary; Source: Wikipedia


Suggested Prerequisites

Students must have conducted onsite genealogical research at one or more courthouses and should be familiar with common court and probate records and with basic legal terminology. Completion of a basic course in genealogy and law (SLIG 2015 or 2017, GRIP 2014) is recommended.

Other Instructors

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

For full course description and bio, please visit www.slig.ugagenealogy.org

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Advanced Genealogical Methods

Course 10:

 Advanced Genealogical Methods

with

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS




Students in Advanced Genealogical Methods will learn how to use and assemble evidence to rediscover ancestral origins, identities, and relationships that have been forgotten in the passage of time. The course will address advanced use of evidence from a variety of genealogical records and research in populations for which the usual records are in short supply. Students also will learn how to develop written proof summaries to show their conclusions' accuracy and create a credible record of their findings for present and future generations of family historians.

Level of Instruction

Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Requirements

This intense course is targeted to high intermediate genealogists who have completed an intermediate level methodology course or who have equivalent experiences, and whose research includes original land and probate records or digital or microfilmed images of land and probate records.

Other Instructors

Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

For full course description and bio, please visit www.slig.ugagenealogy.org

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age

Course 9:

 Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age


with

Dina C. Carson, MA




This course will cover the four stages of any publishing project from the creative beginnings and research during the planning stage, to the challenges many family historians find while writing about relatives — near and far, to the tools that make production simpler so that the book can be given or sold in print or electronically, to letting interested parties know that the book is available.

Source: matuska, CC0 Public Domain.



Level of Instruction

Intermediate to Advanced: students should have done enough genealogical research on at least one family line to be able to craft a number of story arcs covering the lifespan of at least one ancestor using more than birth, death, marriage and census records.

Suggested Requirements

Students should bring research on one family with which they are able to tell stories from personal memory as well as from genealogical research, and a second family that is more distant in time. The course will illustrate ways in which to write about people, places and events using techniques that help bring more distant ancestors to life in the storytelling. Students should have their research on these two family lines available to them, including images of people and documents as we will be discussing the best way to integrate research into the storytelling, and into the final book, eBook or online source.

Other Instructors

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Mona Lambrecht, MA
Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
Pat Roberts
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL


Please check out this short video and open your eyes to writing.

Please visit our web page for detailed course description and speaker bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories

Course 8:

 Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories

With

John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA



The materials in the Family History Library are so colossal and far-ranging that genealogists sometimes neglect to venture into the wider world of resources not available on microfilm or in digitized format. This course takes the mystery and trepidation out of using repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections. What these repositories are and how they differ from one another; how to access the treasures that pertain to your ancestors; how to use those materials to reconstruct your ancestors' lives -- these issues and more are addressed. Instructors of honed expertise and substantial experience demonstrate their lessons using numerous examples and case studies. They share practical hints and helps, conveying the thrill and satisfaction of handling and deciphering antique documents.

Course participants will attend an orientation session at the Utah State Archives Research Center, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art records repository adjacent to the Center.

Alabama Department of Archives and History. Source: Wikimedia Commons



Level of Instruction

Beginner to Intermediate

Other Instructors:

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Patricia Smith-Mansfield, State Archivist of Utah
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS

Please visit our web page for full description and speaker bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Exploring Quaker Records - at Home and Abroad

Course 7:

 Exploring Quaker Records - at Home and Abroad

With

Steven W. Morrison, MPA




Ancestry estimates a 50/50 chance of having at least one Quaker connection if your ancestor lived or moved through the Mid-Atlantic region before the American Revolution. This course explores US Quaker meeting records in depth, but also sources in Britain and Ireland. As meticulous record keepers, Quakers collected some unique records and many original records are now available on-line. Untold "brick walls" may be breached with a broader understanding of Quakers and their unique migration patterns.




Level of instruction

Intermediate to Advanced

Other Instructors

Thomas Hamm, PhD
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Darris G. Williams, AG

Visit our web page for full description and bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: In-depth Sources for Portuguese Research – Azores, Brazil, Portugal

Course 6:

 In-depth Sources for Portuguese Research – Azores, Brazil, Portugal

With:

Michael J. Hall



This course will be an in-depth examination of the various church and civil Portuguese language records that are highly used in conducting Portuguese research. These records include baptismal, marriage, death, passports, and ethnic newspapers. Key Portuguese words and phrases will be identified, examined and discussed as a preparation for the in-depth study of the before-mentioned records. Understanding the patterns associated with each of the records, such as dates will give the student a working knowledge of each record type, and its importance.

In addition, a practical application workshop will follow each class which will give the student a hands on experience with mentors to assist. The practical application workshop, and case studies regarding the use of these records, will provide an in-depth knowledge that will enable the student to conduct Portuguese research with only a basic understanding of the language and patterns associated with Portuguese records.

Suggested Requirements

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop computer or tablet for project work during the week.

Other Instructors

Al Viera
Lauren Wake



Luís Teixeira map of the Azores (c. 1584). Source: Wikipedia

For complete information and bio, please visit our webpage at: www.slig.ugagenealogy.org.




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Utilizing a Full Array of Sources for Researching your Swedish and Finnish Ancestors

Course 5:

Utilizing a Full Array of Sources for Researching your Swedish and Finnish Ancestors


With

Elaine E. Hasleton, AG and Jeff Svare, AG






This course will discuss not only the most-frequently used records such as the church and census, but it will also include in-depth instruction into the probate and court, taxation, land property, military, minorities, and DNA resources.

Additional information will be shared about local organizations, National Archives online catalogs, as well as Scandinavian-American organizations and their record availability. Case studies regarding the use of these records will provide an in-depth knowledge you have never had before!








Instruction Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Other Instructors

Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, AG
more TBD


1730 Map of Scandinavia. Source: Wikipedia 


For complete information and bios, please visit our webpage at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org.




Thursday, May 4, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Digging Deeper: Pre-1837 English Research

Course 4: 

Digging Deeper: Pre-1837 English Research


With

Paul Milner, MDiv




This course will provide an in-depth look at pre-1837 English research methodologies, resources, and tools, including the laws that created the records. It will address all levels and classes of society from the landed classes to paupers; law abiding citizens and criminals; tradesmen to professionals.


1747 Map of England. Source: Wikimedia Commons



Level of Instruction

This course will target intermediate to advanced students, who hopefully know where in England their ancestors are and have done some English research. The course will address the fundamentals but take them further using case studies and less familiar records and resources.

Suggested Prerequisites

The students in the weeks prior to the class will be expected to read a book on English history to provide context. Recommendations will be made closer to the time. Students will also be surveyed ahead of time to understand their research and geographical experience.

Other Instructors

Ronald Hill, PhD, CG, FASG
Diane C. Loosle, AG, CG

Please visit our webpage for full description and bio: www.slig.ugagenealogy.org 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: The Pennsylvania German and Research in the Keystone State

Course 3:

 The Pennsylvania German and Research in the Keystone State


Michael D. Lacopo, DVM




Between 80,000 and 110,000 German-speaking immigrants arrived in the American colonies before the onset of the Revolution, with the port of Philadelphia being the favored port of disembarkation. Pennsylvanians of German ancestry accounted for 50 to 60 percent of Pennsylvania's population in 1760 and 33 percent in 1790. These men and women became the illustrious "Pennsylvania Dutch" ancestors of many genealogists today.

This course focuses on the push and pull factors that brought these immigrants to America, what their lives were like, and how a deeper understanding of the social history of this immigrant group can make for a better researcher. Unique record groups specific to this ethnic migration will also be discussed. The Pennsylvania Germans were Germans first, and Pennsylvanians second, so understanding the wealth of information available in Pennsylvania records and repositories compromises a great deal of class time. ALL researchers with Pennsylvania roots prior to 1850 will benefit from the wealth of information gleaned in classes devoted to land records, church records, military record, courthouse records, and more.

Level of Instruction

Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Requirements

An understanding of the Genealogical Proof Standard is necessary in all levels of genealogical research, and this class is no exception. This class is tailored for the intermediate and advanced researcher. Previous research experience in on-site courthouse and archival work will be helpful; simply knowing you have a Pennsylvania German ancestor will not. The class will function under the assumption that you have experience in research methods beyond Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. Although the German experience will be a focus of this class, any student who wants to learn more about Pennsylvania research pre-1850 will go home with plenty of new knowledge.

Other Instructors

Luana Wentz Darby, MLIS, AG
Michael L. Strauss, AG
Gerald H "Jerry" Smith, CG


Check out the full schedule and Dr. Lacopo's bio at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org 

Going to the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh? Stop by booth 326 and talk to us. We have 13 additional courses offered in 2018. 
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