ONE more day till Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy registration opens!

Just one more day until registration opens for the January 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy aka SLIG. The 21st year of SLIG will take place from January 11-15, 2016 with 13 courses.

Registration online will open on Saturday, June 20, 2016, 9:00 am MDT (8 PDT, 10 CDT, 11, EDT, and corresponding times in other countries. Some courses will fill in minutes!

I coordinate and teach in Course I, Intermediate U.S. Records and Research, Part II. If you attended in January 2015 you took Part I. If not, take part II in 2016 and part I in 2017. The parts do not need to be taken in specific order.

Other instructors in this course are DebbPrintie S. Mieszala, CG, and D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS. We are working on some great learning and hands-on class involvement. We update the lectures and syllabus each year. If you took this course many years ago, you might be interested in attending again as much has changed over the years.

This beyond- the-basics two-year course provides in-depth learning on 19th-21st century U.S. resources and the methodology for using them. Probe deeper into the content, origin, location, and interpretation of records. Informative and interactive classroom hours delve into significant records and strategies that take you beyond basic research tools both online and off. On-site Family History Library support and a computer lab from course instructors provide one-on-one assistance and guidance with your own research.

I suggest taking this two part course (the order doesn’t matter) before taking more advanced courses. In this course you will interact with the instructors and other students, learn a lot, advance your own research, and we will also have some laughs and overall just enjoy the week. You will leave the course more confident in your own knowledge, understand where more records are located, and being able to interact with others to advance your own research.

Some suggested prerequisites: Experience researching in a variety of repositories, familiarity with and other family history websites, reviewing at least two basic genealogy guidebooks, and previous class room learning related to family history. You don’t need to fill all these prerequisites, but whatever you bring to the week will help with your own education.

For the full lineup of individual sessions in this and other SLIG courses, visit and be ready to hit those computer keys to sign up online this Saturday morning.

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