It's about time to start planning for SLIG 2017! What's SLIG? The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Studies is a week long genealogical institute offered by the Utah Genealogical Association. SLIG primarily offers high-intermediate to advanced-level courses, with some intermediate courses geared to strengthen the core understanding of the research process.
Gena and Jean are passionate about social history and SLIG provides you the chance to spend a week with us (and others) discussing and learning about this important topic.
Join Gena and Jean in January 2017 for the course Adding Social History to Your Genealogy
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.
Prerequisites: 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.
Registration begins July 9th! Consider joining us as part of your genealogical education goals!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Gena and Jean at the Salt Lake Institute Of Genealogical Studies
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) & a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include 3 books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, & Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing). She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can also be found on the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, Geo-Literary Society, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow & the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, & women's material culture.