**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 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.