Sunday, January 30, 2022

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Announces Upcoming Courses for 2022 and 2023

 I received this information from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) today:


SLIG Announces Upcoming Courses

One of our favorite parts of the banquet at SLIG – or in this care, the virtual wrap-up event – is
the "Great Course Reveal;" As always, we offer some favorites and introduce some surprises.

SLIG is pleased to announce the following program dates, formats, courses, and coordinators for the upcoming program year – fall 2022 through spring 2023.

1)  SLIG Virtual

September 8 - November 17, 2022

Entering its seventh year, SLIG Virtual was explicitly designed to give students time to dig deep into their studies throughout the week between sessions from the comfort of home and on their own schedule. Courses include a full SLIG curriculum with over twenty-five hours of instruction, delivered via Zoom for several hours each week. This program begins with an all-participant orientation on September 8th.
  • Intermediate Foundations; coordinated by Annette Lyttle, MA
  • Proving Your Pedigree with DNA; Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Advanced Techniques for Mastering Online Searches and Uncovering Digital Records.  D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA
  • Advanced Hispanic Research; Debbie Gurtler, AG
  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum; Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
Preliminary descriptions are available at Full details and weekly 
outlines will be published in April. Registration opens May 14, 2022, at 12:00 noon MDT.

2)  SLIG 2023

January 22 - 27, 2023 (Virtual this Year!)

SLIG previously announced that SLIG will be held virtually one more year to ensure the safety of our participants during the ongoing pandemic. So, grab your slippers and join us for a whole week of virtual education. You may choose from the following:
  • Behind the Scenes at FamilySearch: Technology and Features; coordinated by David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
  • Bridging the Gap: New England to the Midwestern, 1780-1850; D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • Advanced Techniques: Material Culture Research Techniques for Genealogy; Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
  • Metes & Bounds Land Platting; Gerald H. Smith, CG
  • Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy; Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • Advanced Research Techniques for German Genealogy; Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
  • Capital Kin: Researching Ancestors Who Lived in Washington, D.C; Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
  • African American Genealogy Methods and Strategies; LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG
  • Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War: Her Record, Her People, Her Laws; Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS, FNGS, FUGA
  • Introduction to Genetic Genealogy; Paul Woodbury, MEd, AG
  • Meeting Standard Using DNA Evidence: Case Studies Illustrate Sound Research
  • Strategies and Decision-Making; Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Applied Genealogical Methods Workshop: Hands-on Skillbuilding; Michael Hait, CG, AG
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods; Paul K. Graham, AG, CG, CGL
  • Evidence-Based Writing for Genealogists; Melissa Johnson, CG
  • Guided Research and Consultation; Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Preliminary descriptions are available at Full details and weekly outlines will be published by May. Registration opens July 16, 2022, at 10:00 am MDT.

3)  SLIG Academy for Professionals 2023

February 9 - April 20, 2023 (Now Always Virtual)

Offering professional development courses for those employed in the industry or preparing to seek employment in the industry, this program is now in its fifth year.

Originally designed to run in Salt Lake City the week following SLIG, the program moved to a virtual, multi-week format in 2021 due to the pandemic.

And that is where it will stay due to strongly-expressed preferences of both faculty and students. The curriculum demands and the format allows for more in-depth study and project work between sessions.

The following courses will be offered in 2023:
  • DNA Dreamers in Action: Writing Proof Arguments, coordinated by Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy; Catherine B.W. Desmarais, CG
  • The Art of Writing Client Reports; Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
  • Writing and Documenting for Peer Review; Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA
Preliminary descriptions are available at Full details and weekly outlines will be published by May. Registration opens July 16, 2022, at 2:00 pm MDT.

4)  Mark Your Calendars

Make sure registration dates/times are on your calendar. Most courses will fill quickly (as often within seconds to minutes). Additional faculty, outlines, and registration procedures will be announced at a later date.

We hope to "see you" at SLIG this upcoming year!


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