**Note from Gena and Jean: Please consider registering for Course 6: Adding Social History to Your Genealogy. Gena is coordinating this course and both Gena and Jean are teaching the courses. We look forward to seeing you at SLIG!
Genealogists from across the nation and around the world travel to Salt Lake City, Utah each January to immerse themselves in a week-long educational experience called “SLIG.”
Going along with this tradition is the rush to get a seat in their course of choice when registration opens each summer. With limited seating to assure quality instruction time, one can imagine that some courses easily fill in a matter of minutes. This year that important date is July 9, 2016 – SLIG 2017 registration opens at precisely 9:00 am Mountain Daylight Time.
SLIG, or the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, is entering its 22nd year of providing in-depth instruction for intermediate to advanced researchers. Hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA), the program will offer 14 courses to choose from in January 2017. In the SLIG tradition, courses focus on research principles, geographic areas, specific record types, methodology, and hands-on application, offering at least 25 hours of meaty instruction with the best teachers the nation has to offer. Some courses include labs, consultations, and yes, even homework.
The full list of available courses provided at slig.ugagenealogy.org includes: course descriptions,
prerequisites, required reading, coordinators and instructors, and a day by day course outline. The
program, which opens on Sunday, 22 January with a welcome reception and ends Friday, 27 January
with the UGA Awards Banquet, is held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, with lab and other events at the nearby world-famous Family History Library.
Whether this will be your first time attending, or your 22nd, we welcome you in joining us in elevating genealogical education to new heights.
Peg A. Ivanyo, Director
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Sunday, July 3, 2016
SLIG 2017 Opens Registration July 9th
Labels: SLIG 2017
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), and Putting the Pieces Together . Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as past-president for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.