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Thursday, May 16, 2019

SLIG Call for Ambassadors



The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is looking for ambassadors who have previously attended SLIG to promote the upcoming January 2020 institute. We hope that ambassadors will help us increase our reach to intermediate-advanced genealogists who want to elevate their education to new heights. We are accepting applications now and will notify selected ambassadors by June 5.

SLIG Ambassadors will be asked to:

  • Write 1 post per month before SLIG (blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Share 1 short post per day at SLIG (photo, tweet, tip you learned)
  • Write 1 post about your experience at SLIG the month after SLIG
  • If you are attending a regional/national genealogy conference, wear a SLIG Ambassador "Ask Me" pin and be willing to answer others' questions.
SLIG Ambassadors will be given $100 off tuition (may be combined with UGA member discount).

To apply, click here: SLIG 2020 Ambassador Application

The application closes on May 25. Ambassadors will be notified by June 5. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

SLIG Virtual Programs - In-depth Education in the Comfort of Your Home!

Three courses from which to choose! 
  
Woman with baby learning at homeLearn: from the field's top professionals
Obtain: in-depth instruction
Network: in a private Facebook group
Attend: online, from the location of your choice
Study and Learn: on your own schedule throughout the week
Laptop on tableInstruction Levels: SLIG Virtual offers a variety of courses, taught at a variety of levels, specific to the virtual needs of our students.
Man with laptop
Schedule: Course schedules vary, but classes are held once a week for a number of weeks. Each will begin in the early Fall of 2019 and end before Thanksgiving. Full course descriptions, outlines, and prerequisites will explain the schedule and make-up of the courses; they should be fully posted by mid-May.
Calendars and schedules
Other: The more intermediate courses are supported by closed Facebook groups and homework assignments, as well as the option to re-watch recordings of sessions to ensure clear understanding. Please review each course page for full details of requirements and expectations.

Registration opens June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am MDT!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Intermediate Foundations with Sara A. Scribner, CG

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is offering the following virtual course:

Intermediate Foundations
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 12, 2019
11:00 am - 2:15 pm Mountain Time

Enhance your research skills from the comfort of home around your busy work schedule with this in-depth, institute-intense course:


  • Build on existing research experience and knowledge.
  • Expand your ability to find intermediate to advanced record types, analyze the information, and incorporate it into proof summaries and arguments.
  • Learn what research success looks like and how to achieve it.
  • Prepare total other SLIG courses.


For more information, click here.

Monday, April 29, 2019

SLIG Scholarship Deadline is June 1st!




We are pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the following SLIG scholarships.


UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship:

Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this scholarship recognizes those who have “demonstrated a commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Parker’s legacy of more than 50 years of service serves as the guideline for the application essay detailing how attending SLIG will help the applicant enhance their ability to serve or prepare them to give back to the genealogical community.

Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship: 

This new scholarship was created by the friends and colleague to honor Laura’s legacy. Her professional accomplishments, passion for genealogical education, and significant contributions to the community were earmarked by an infectious smile and positive attitude.

SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees: 

Created in 2016 to help first-time institute attendees take advantage of this unique type of educational experience; open to researchers of all levels.

SLIG Intermediate Foundation Scholarship: 

New this year, this scholarship reaches out to those who haven’t yet attended an institute and need to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level in order to prepare to attend future institutes.

Deadline: 
Applications for these scholarships are due no later than June 1, 2019. Winners will be announced on or after July 1, 2019.

Complete details for each of these opportunities and links to information about scholarships available through other organizations may be found here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Scholarship Opportunities for SLIG 2020

SLIG is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the following SLIG scholarships.

SLIG Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship:
Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this scholarship recognizes those who have “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Parker’s legacy of more than 50 years of service serves as the guideline for the application essay detailing how attending SLIG will help the applicant enhance their ability to serve or prepare them to give back to the genealogical community.

SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute AttendeesCreated in 2016 to help first-time institute attendees take advantage of this unique type of educational experience; open to researchers of all levels.

SLIG Intermediate Foundation Scholarship: New this year, this scholarship reaches out to those who haven’t yet attended an institute that need to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level and prepare to attend future institutes.

Deadline: Applications for both scholarships are due no later than June 1, 2019. Winners will be announced on or after July 1, 2019.


There are two other scholarship opportunities as well:





Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship
: In recognition of her friendship to all, her professional accomplishments, and her passion for genealogical education, the genealogical community established the Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship. Links to more information can be found on SLIG's webpage.






The American Society of Genealogists (ASG) offers the ASG Scholar Award which provides "financial assistance for a developing scholar to attend one of five academic programs in American genealogy." The deadline for this opportunity is August 31, 2019.

Complete details for each of these opportunities and links to information about scholarships available through other organizations may be found here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

NGS Livestreaming Announcement - Closes May 8, 2019

Sharing a recent post by NGS. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from current and past SLIG instructors!

The National Genealogical Society will live stream ten lectures by nationally recognized speakers on some of the most popular topics in the field of genealogy during its 2019 Family History Conference. On Thursday, 09 May, three live stream lectures will focus on DNA’s role in supplementing genealogical research. Also that day, two other talks will discuss ethnic research. The five selections on Friday, 10 May feature lectures sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) that emphasize research, analysis, and problem-solving skills. NGS members and non-members across the United States and overseas, who are unable to attend the conference in person, are invited to sign-up for these live stream broadcasts.

Registrants for live stream can sign up for a one-day or a two-day pass.

Thursday, 9 May 2019: Viewers will be able to stream five lectures from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (CDT), including:


  • The Fisherman Who Wanted to Marry the Executioner’s Daughter: Stories From German Marriage Sources—Warren Bittner, CG®
  • UK Sources for Irish Immigrants—John Grenham, FIGRS, FGSI
  • Using a DNA Map to Navigate Your Brick Walls—Blaine T. Bettinger, JD, PhD
  • Finding Relatives Through DNA When Family Trees Do Not Exist—Bernice Bennett
  • DNA: King Arthur’s Mighty Genetic Lightsaber—Roberta J. Estes


Friday, 10 May 2019: Five BCG Skillbuilding lectures will be live streamed from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (CDT), including:

  • Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem-Solving—Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
  • Writing the Family Narrative: A Strategy for Breaking Down Brick Walls—Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
  • Building a Credible Lineage Despite Missing Information, Conflicting and Incorrect Records, and Undocumented Publications—Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
  • Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication—Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
  • Writing a Conclusion Incorporating DNA Evidence—Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL


Find details about the live stream program, plus additional conference recordings, on the PlaybackNGS Website.

Friday, April 5, 2019

National DNA Day is April 25, 2019!

National DNA Day is April 25th this year. Watch for testing companies to offer specials on purchasing DNA test kits.

National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. 

This year marks the 16th anniversary of DNA Day.

For more information, check out the American Society for Human Genetics website at http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday_activities.shtml

If DNA is a topic that interests you and you are interested in learning more, both SLIG and SLIG Academy will be offering courses on DNA topics in 2020. Visit www.slig.ugagenealogy.org for more information.

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Going to Ohio? Be sure to check out our instructors participating at the 2019 Ohio Genealogical Society’s conference in Mason, Ohio! The conference is being held on May 1st through 4th. There are many great topics and events to choose from. 

  • Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D.
  • Blaine T. Bettinger
  • LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
  • Janet Hovorka
  • Michael D. Lacopo
  • David Rencher
  • Craig Scott
  • Paula Stuart-Warren
  • Rich Venezia
  • Among many other great lecturers!

To find out more about the program, go to their website.

Visit www.slig.ugagenealogy.org for more information on our upcoming courses.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

SLIG 2020: Courses on DNA and Technical Writing

DNA courses continue to attract students as more and more genealogists are adding the skill to  their toolbox. 

SLIG will be offering the following DNA courses in 2020 to continue to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively use and integrate DNA into their research:

  • Meeting Standards: Using DNA Evidence, Coordinator: Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Introduction to Genetic Genealogy, Coordinator: Paul Woodbury, Med

Another skill that all genealogists can utilize is their ability to effectively write. Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard involves being able to effectively write up a proof summary or argument to support a genealogical conclusion. The following course will help students do that:

  • Technical Writing for Genealogists, Coordinator: Melissa A. Johnson, CG

Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon at SLIG's website!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Announcing SLIG 2020 Academy Courses

We are pleased to announce the course lineup for the 2nd Annual SLIG Academy for Professionals to be held January 20 - 24, 2020.



Back by popular demand:

  • The Art of Writing Client Reports, with Angela Packer McGhie, CG
  • DNA for the 21st-Century Professional, with Angie Bush, MS
  • Public Speaking from Concept to Delivery, with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • Building and Nurturing a Successful Genealogy Business, with Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
Announcing three new courses:
  • Writing and Documenting for Peer Review, with Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy, with Catherine B.W. Desmarais, CG
  • Project Management Essentials for the Professional Genealogist, with Brent M. Hansen, DBA, PMP, IPMI-C.
The 2020 Academy will feature more networking opportunities, a welcome breakfast and commemorative celebration in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a closing luncheon, and optional half-day workshops on Friday afternoon.

Registration will open on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm MDT.


SLIG is Offering Courses on Chinese and Hispanic Genealogical Research

Are you interested in a course on a particular ethnicity? 

If so, check out the courses we are offering in 2020:

  • Chinese Genealogy Research, Coordinator: Kelly Summers, MS, AG
  • Advanced Hispanic Research, Coordinators: George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG, FUGA and Debbie Gurtler, AG

Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon at SLIG's website!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SLIG 2020 Courses: Offering Courses on Virginia and Maryland

Are you interested in learning more about a particular state to elevate your genealogical education? Do you conduct genealogical research in Maryland or Virginia and would like to obtain more detailed knowledge to make your research more effective?

If so, then you may be interested in:

  • Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Coordinator: Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS, FNGS, FUGA
  • Maryland: Researching in the Old Line State, Coordinator: Debra A. Hoffman

Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon at SLIG's website!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SLIG 2020 Records-Based Courses

Are you interested in a records-based course to elevate your genealogical education?

If so, check out the courses we are offering in 2020:

  • Advanced Research Tools: Land Records, Coordinators: Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA
  • Guide to Treasures Found in Federal Records, Coordinator:  Michael L. Strauss, AG
  • Immigrants to the New World, Colonial to 1900, Coordinator: John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA
  • Early U.S. Church Records, Coordinator: Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG 

Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon at SLIG's website!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Look at SLIG's 2020 Courses


What part of your genealogical education would you like to elevate this year? 

If it is advanced methodology, check out the courses we are offering in 2020:

  • Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy, Coordinator: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • Applying Standards to Appraise Genealogical Work, Coordinator: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • Meeting Standards: Using DNA Evidence, Coordinator: Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods, Coordinator: Paul K. Graham, AG, CG, CGL
  • Researching Like a Professional, Coordinator: Michael G. Hait, CG, CGL

SLIG is also offering Guided Research and Consultation with Craig Scott, MA, CG, FUGA.

Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon at SLIG's website!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Announcing 2019 Fall Virtual Courses


It is with great excitement that the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) announces three virtual courses to be held this fall:

Intermediate Foundations
 Sara A. Scribner, CG

Sara and other nationally-recognized instructors will provide over twenty-five hours of instruction on records, methodology, and skills required to conduct successful research at an intermediate level. 

The course, which will run on Tuesdays beginning on September 10th, is intended for: those who are self-taught and need to fill in some knowledge gaps, those wanting a planned curriculum of study to take their skills to the next level, those who need more confidence in their research process, and those preparing to attend other SLIG courses. Homework is included and required to receive a certificate of completion; results will be discussed, and an answer key provided.

Nordic Research, Part II
In-depth Swedish and Finnish Research
Elaine Hasleton, AG and Jeff Svare, AG

This course will feature both local and overseas experts, with support between sessions via a private Facebook group. Once the course is complete, students from the Swedish/Finnish course taught at SLIG in January 2018 will be invited to join the private group, which will provide ongoing support for alumni of this course.

It will be taught on Wednesdays beginning September 11th and run for ten weeks.

Virtual Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
The very popular Virtual Practicum returns for a fourth year, but with a twist. This year the course will feature five DNA case studies! Students will test their ability to solve brick wall cases with documentary and DNA evidence as they work through one case each week, then meet online to compare strategies, challenges, and results with fellow classmates and the instructor. 

Angela will be joined by Karen Stanbary, CG as DNA Consultant, and Pat Richley-Erickson as Technical Coordinator; case study instructors will be announced in April. The course runs for six weeks on Saturdays, beginning October 12th.

For More Information: Detailed information about each will be posted on the SLIG website (SLIG.ugagenealogy.org) beginning in April; registration for virtual courses will open on Saturday, June 15th. 



Stay in Touch with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy!

Stay abreast of the latest news from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG):

1. By email to SLIG

i) Sign up for SLIG e-news

ii) Contact the Director, director@slig.ugagenealogy.org


iii) Contact the Registrar, registrar@slig.ugagenealogy.org


iv) Contact the Marketing Coordinator, marketing@slig.ugagenealogy.org

2. Follow SLIG's Blog

Go to http://ugagenealogy.blogspot.com and scroll down. On the right hand side of the page you can click to follow us.

3. Follow us on Twitter


Once signed into your Twitter account, search for us on Twitter by our Twitter name @SLIGinstitute. On our Twitter page, click on the Follow button to subscribe to our tweets. Membership is free and you can join at www.twitter.com.


4. Follow SLIG on Facebook

To follow us on Facebook you must be a member. To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com and sign up. Find us on Facebook and click on the Like button on the top of our page.


If you are attending SLIG in 2020, you can also follow the event page.

5. Follow SLIG Committee on Google Plus (G+) or just search for sligcommittee.

6. Follow SLIG Institute on Instagram or just search for sliginstitute.

We hope that you will be joining us in January 2020 or at a future institute either in-person or virtually! 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ancestry ProGenealogists Institute Scholarship Winner - Amber Oldenburg

We are pleased to announce that Ancestry ProGenealogists recently awarded an institute scholarship to Amber Oldenburg. Their announcement follows:

"Amber Oldenburg of Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of our AncestryProGenealogists institute scholarship winners. She will attend the "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy" track at next year's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2020. Amber recently earned her associate's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She lectures and volunteers locally for genealogical organizations and is on the board of the Indiana chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She plans to continue to work with clients and educate the public, and she hopes to get on the speaking circuit at national conferences. She also has a goal of earning the Certified Genealogist(R) credential through the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)."


Congratulations, Amber! We look forward to seeing you in January 2020!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thomas W. Jones received an Award of Merit!

     Thomas W. Jones was honored with an Award of Merit for his contributions to the field of genealogy. Tom Jones works and plays full-time as a genealogical editor, educator, researcher, and writer. He has lectured at national genealogy conferences since 1996, co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, coordinated courses at genealogy institutes since 2006, and taught “Evidence Analysis and Documentation,” in Boston University’s genealogy certificate program. Tom also is the author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, a popular textbook on genealogical methods.

     An active genealogist since his teens, Tom's research encompasses records of most American states as well as France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy. He specializes; however, in Georgia, the Midwest, Northern Ireland, Upstate New York, and Virginia. Tom writes and speaks frequently on genealogical methods applicable across geographic areas and time periods.

     Although Tom retired as a SLIG Coordinator this year, the legacy and impact that he will leave behind is everlasting as evidenced by the impact he has had on his students through his teaching and writing. One of his students, Sara Cochran, provided a quote from Tom in this course: “You learn more from your mistakes than your successes. Therefore, those of you who were not successful in your homework, you should pat yourself on the back for learning more than the others."

     Tom has also inspired his students to create institute courses. As an example, in 2012 Angela McGhie, Harold Henderson, Christy Fillerup and Kimberly Powell took his Advanced Genealogical Methods course. They loved the homework assignments, which required they apply their knowledge to solve actual cases. After a full week of learning, they wanted more hands-on cases to test their skills. Out of this grew the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course.

     Over his career, Tom has been honored with many, many awards, including the Silver Tray award from UGA as well as Fellow. His legacy will continue on genealogists through his editing and writing from the NGSQ, to Mastering Genealogical Proof and with the genealogical standards.

     Thank you, Tom for inspiring us!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

And the Distinguished Service Award Goes to LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson!


     LaBrenda received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her service to UGA and SLIG. LaBrenda was instrumental in helping to develop the commemorative Martin Luther King Jr. event that kicked off the SLIG Academy. Additionally, LaBrenda was the coordinator of SLIG’s first African-American research course. This was quite timely, since 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of Africans to an English colony in Virginia.

     Also working behind the scenes, LaBrenda has lent her expertise of reviewing SLIG’s policies on professional behavior that were codified and published on the website. LaBrenda’s assistance ensured that all the policies were reviewed and published in one place and was particularly instrumental with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct section. This contributed to SLIG moving forward as a leader in the industry on these issues.

     LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is an author and lecturer who focuses on African American families with roots in the South; she also serves as a facilitator on the faculty of the Boston University Online Genealogical Program. LaBrenda became a board-certified genealogist in 2015 and was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists in 2016. She earned a BA in government from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law.

     While practicing law, LaBrenda authored several editions of her family history as well as two church histories. She has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other genealogical publications. In 2016 LaBrenda published A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and Selected Finding Aids, a book that was widely acclaimed as a model for research in South Carolina and other states. Other publications can be found on her website.
     Congratulations, LaBrenda!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Congratulations to John Philip Colletta on the Silver Tray Award!


     This award is given for scholarly contributions to the field of genealogy and family history. Since 1988, it has traditionally been given for publication efforts.

     This year the award was presented to John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA. John is not new to the UGA or the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. John was the coordinator this year for "Writing a Quality Family Narrative." Dr. Colletta has been teaching students how to write and publish quality family narratives and histories at SLIG since 1998 (SLIG's third year).

     John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced, and entertaining, he resides in Washington, DC. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.

     Today Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Athens, GA), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, IL).

     His publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals — They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans — and one “murder-mystery-family-history,” Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. It tells the story of Colletta’s great-great grandfather, Joe Ring, who moved his family from Buffalo, New York, to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, after the Civil War. When Joe Ring’s country store burned to the ground with five unfortunate victims sleeping upstairs, the incident was investigated as mass murder, robbery and arson.

     Dr. Colletta appears frequently on podcasts and local and national radio and television. He is featured in Episode Four of Ancestors, the ten-part KBYU-TV series, as well as its sequel. He has received many professional honors, including fellowship in the Utah Genealogical Association and distinguished service awards from the Dallas Genealogical Society and the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Founders and Patriots.

     Congratulations, John! 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Congratulations to the latest FUGA - Karen Mauer Jones!


     This award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions and on-going commitment to the field of genealogy of national or international scope, evidenced by any combination of publications, teaching and speaking, or leadership of major genealogical organizations over a significant period of time.

     This year the award was presented to Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS. Karen is not new to the UGA or the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Karen was the coordinator this year for the New York course, which has been an offering over the years since 2014.

     Karen has been active in the genealogical field as an editor, author, lecturer, and professional genealogist, specializing in upstate New York, and recently retired as the editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. She was named a fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in November 2012. She holds an MA in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies (State University of New York, Oneonta) and a BS (honors) in history (State University of New York, Oneonta). She has served on the Education Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society since 2011. She has served APG as a Regional Vice President (1993-1994) and as Director (1993-1996 and again from 2009-2010). She has also served the genealogical community as Director and Vice President of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) from 1992 to 2002; National Conference Chair of the 1997 FGS conference in Dallas, Texas; Chair of the FGS Public Relations Committee, 1992-1998.

     As the owner of Frontier Press, a genealogical and historical bookstore, Karen has authored articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, as well as the two-volume set of The Kentucky Gazette: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1787-1820, the two-volume set of Pioneer Ohio Newspapers: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1793-1818 (winner of the 1989 Salmon P. Chase Award, Council of Ohio Genealogists), and The Maryland Gazette: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1727-1761 (winner of the 1991 Norris Harris Award, Maryland Historical Society)

     Congratulations to Karen!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mark Your 2020 Calendars!

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will help you elevate your genealogical education to new heights in 2020!

12-17 January 2020

Hilton SLC Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

LEARN: 
from the field's top educators

OBTAIN: 
in-depth instruction

NETWORK: 
with respected experts

CONSULT: 
with successful researchers

RESEARCH: 
at the Family History Library

Instruction Levels:  SLIG focuses on advanced education and includes courses on methodology, standards, regional or ethnic group research, and research tools like DNA. All courses assume a working knowledge at an intermediate level or above. Course descriptions, outlines, and prerequisites will help determine if the course is taught at the right level for you.
Schedule: SLIG 2020 opens on Sunday and closes on Friday evening. Courses run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 pm; some will include homework, consultations, or labs outside those times. 
Special Events: other events may include a plenary session, SLIG Night at the Family History Library (FHL), and a networking social. Join us in SLIG Central to network, shop at Maia's Bookstore, purchase SLIG Swag, discuss UGA membership benefits, and view BCG portfolios.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SLIG 2019 Student Blog Compendium

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy wrapped up their 2019 Institute and Academy in January. Students from all over the US and the world posted pictures across social media and created blog posts of the experiences. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them for their participation.

Thank you!



 We have compiled a list of our student's blogs and wish to share them with you. If you are accidentally missed on this list or have updates to new posts, please email us at marketing@slig.ugagenealogy.com, and we will update this blog post.





Steve Jonnes

Mary Stuart

Helen Smith

Nancy E. Loe

Annette Crafton Corbell

Kristin R. Wenger

Maggie Stevenson

Judy Nimer Muhn

Lynn Broderick

Victoria Kolakowski

Lisa Hork Gorrell

Jacqi Stevens

Denise Levenick

Tierra Cotton-Kellow

Amber Beck

Paula Stuart-Warren

Amelia Bennett



We hope you have “enjoyed the journey”!
See you in 2020!



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fun at SLIG 2019!

     The 24th annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy was held January 13-18, 2019 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Again, this institute had students from all across the United States and the world! From Alaska to Florida, from Maine to California, and England to Australia. Over 400 people came to Salt Lake City for this world-renowned genealogy institute.

     The Institute covered a wide range of topics from methodology to genetic genealogy, from languages to maps, from ethnic and regional research. This year marked a lot of firsts for us. Our first African-American course, coordinated by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL; our first Native American course, coordinated by Rick Fogarty; and our first sponsored support team, provided by Legacy Tree Genealogists.

     We also introduced our first Academy for Professionals held the week after SLIG. These courses were geared for the professional on topics like professional client writing to business strategies and public speaking.

     Our second successful Tech Day was held on the Saturday between SLIG and the Academy where genealogists could get technological training on various systems and research methodology.

     Yes, our students learn a lot, but they also have fun! Below are some of the many photos from SLIG.

Thank you for all the student's photographs!


Some fun memories...
























Until 2020...