Thursday, September 25, 2014

2015 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - Early-Bird Registration Ends October 31, 2014

This information was provided via email from the Utah Genealogical Association and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG):


The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) will be held from January 12 to 16, 2015. All courses and events will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel. Labs, if applicable, and research facilities will be available at the Family History Library.


Early-bird registration ends on October 31, 2014. If you log in as a member first your information will be populated and you will be automatically charged the reduced rate. If you are a non-UGA member you may purchase a membership, register as a non-member, and be refunded the difference. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or You will be given the option to pay by credit card using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account) or by sending a check.

Tuition is $375 for UGA members and $425 for non-members (a $50 savings).  You MUST be logged in to the member’s area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. These tuition prices are applicable through October 31, 2014 when early-bird registration expires.  (After October 31, 2014, tuition is $425 for UGA members and $475 for non-members). Two payment options are available: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout.


We recommend staying at the conference hotel, the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in order to obtain the full institute experience and have access to special events and networking with the instructors and other attendees.  SLIG’s reduced rate is $129/night (reduced from $269/night). This rate is set for up to four people in a room. The rooms are spacious and a two-queen room can comfortably accommodate four people.

*2015 Tracks*

In 2015, SLIG is offering twelve tracks. The foremost experts in the field for each subject provide students with at least twenty hours of in-depth instruction on their topic. The format allows coordinators and instructors to build on the understanding gained from each lecture, building a  foundation rather than giving scattered information. Students leave with a much deeper understanding of the topic.The following four tracks still have seats remaining:

*Beyond the Library: Research in Original Source Repositories (John Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA)*

This course explores repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections. The purpose of this course is to take the mystery and trepidation out of using original source repositories.

*Finding Immigrant Origins (David Ouimette, CG)*

This course covers the key historical sources and research methodologies for family historians tracing immigrant origins. We explore chain migration, ethnic migration paths, surname localization, DNA evidence, cluster genealogy, and other tools to help find your immigrant’s ancestral village.

*Advanced Research Tools: Post-War Military Records (Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA)*

Wars by their nature create records; however records are created in the aftermath of war also. There is the pension application file(s) or a bounty land application file(s). But there is so much more in addition to these records. There is pension law, payment ledgers, payment vouchers, public
and private claims, correspondence, state claims, soldiers homes, and burial records. This course will cover these topics in-depth.

*Resources and Strategies for US Research, Part I (Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS)*

This course provides in-depth study of 19th-21st century U.S. resources and methodologies for utilizing them. Analyze content, origin, location, and develop tools and strategies to interpret records.

We look forward to seeing you at SLIG in January 2015!


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