My Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and Family History Library 2018 packing list

I already have a suitcase opened in my apartment and am adding things to it for my time at the 2018 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and some time at the Family History Library. This post is an update of one I shared in the past. It’s a January ritual for me and several hundred […]

Time to improve genealogy research knowledge and resources? Here’s one excellent way!

January.  In the U.S. this means the middle of winter. Snow some places, shorter daylight time, and no green tree leaves or wildly blooming flowers. What should you be doing then? Why learning more about family history of course. The annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) takes place 21-26 January 2018. The winter in […]

Scholarships for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2018

News from SLIG! SLIG Scholarship Opportunities Planning to attend the January 2018 SLIG? There are several scholarship opportunities available for SLIG students. SLIG Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship Deadline June 20, 2017 Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, whose legacy of service to the genealogical community covered more than 50 years, this full-tuition scholarship will […]

Special Education History: From a Ph.D. who is a genealogist!

Today there are many people worried about the future of special education for our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins who have special needs. I know several people who have been involved in Special Education and not surprisingly, most are also genealogists. I am delighted to announce that a former student of mine, Norena A. […]

Getting ready for a trip to SLIG and the FHL

It’s a January ritual for me and this year about 350 other people. This includes people from all over the U.S., Canada, and some other countries. The week-long Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) begins on Monday, January 11th with a special reception and registration the night before. That’s when students pick up their syllabus […]

Intermediate Genealogy Course in January: It’s for you!

Are you not sure where to go next after exhausting many online resources? Do you think the are more online resources you don’t know about? Wish you had a highly experienced genealogy professional with whom to discuss your research? Want to take other courses at an institute but know you aren’t quite ready to keep […]

Time to make hotel reservations for the 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy!

Hotel reservations opened a few days ago for the January 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. SLIG is so popular that the room block quickly filled on most nights! Never fear, the SLIG team was able to increase the room block. The hotel is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The property features comfortable meeting space, […]