Reserve Your Seat at SLIG 2014 now

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is a great way to ramp up your genealogy skills for the year ahead. The Utah Genealogical Association will hold SLIG 2014 from January 13-17 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. SLIG’s Early-Bird Registration is only weeks away, ending on October 31, 2013. Register now to ensure you get a spot in one of the few remaining courses. The following courses still have seats available:

  • American Research and Records: Focus on Families

This intermediate level course covers 19th-21st century U.S. records and strategies beyond the basics with a specific emphasis on researching families and individuals. (Coordinator: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA)

  • Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?

Accreditation or certification? This course will explore both options. The topics will guide you through the processes of applying and determining which one (or both) are right for you. (Coordinators: Apryl Cox, AG, and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL)

  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum

This hands-on course is an opportunity for advanced genealogist to put their research skills into practice. Participants will work on at least five complex genealogical research problems—a new one each day. (Coordinators: Angela McGhie and Kimberly Powell)

  • Problem Solving

Have a brick wall in your research? This unique course is tailored to your individual research needs! Enhance your problem solving skills while working on your personal research project for a particular ancestor or ancestral couple. (Coordinator: Judith Hansen)

  • Utilizing Social History

This exciting new course—offered for the first time in 2014—is designed to help you put the flesh on the bones of your ancestors and bring them to life. No longer is genealogy about simply listing the begats, it is about telling your ancestor’s story. (Coordinator: Gena Philibert-Ortega)

  • Researching in Eastern Europe 

Millions of people immigrated to North America leaving family and generations of ancestors behind in Eastern Europe. Descendants find it hard to trace their origins due to foreign languages, difficult records and multiple changes in the political landscape. This course brings together several of the most successful Eastern Europe genealogists to teach you the important information you need to succeed in such complex research. (Coordinator: Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA)


Immerse yourself in a specific genealogical topic for a week-long educational opportunity that is unparalleled. Many of the courses are interactive and highlight on site research at the Family History Library (FHL), as well as one-on-one consultations with the course coordinators and instructors. These individuals are genealogical experts and provide guidance and insight that may help you overcome those brick walls and move forward with your research.

Attendees have time to explore Salt Lake City’s many attractions as well as spend time outside of the course researching at the FHL. The library is a short walk from the Institute’s location and, if available, the Radisson often provides shuttle service to the library.

Another benefit of joining SLIG this year is the ability to attend the Association of Professional Genealogist’s Professional Management Conference (PMC), which will be held the Friday and Saturday before the Institute begins. You can experience two great events being held back-to-back at one location!

Sign up before October 31st and you will save over 10% off your registration. Become a member of UGA and increase your savings even more. The SLIG registration page can be accessed at

About Shelley Bishop

Shelley Bishop, owner of Buckeye Family Trees (, enjoys tracing and telling the stories of lost ancestors. She specializes in Ohio research. Shelley shares discoveries, tips, and resources at her blog, A Sense of Family ( She has published articles in several magazines, and writes about genealogy education for The In-Depth Genealogist.

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