Saturday, June 20, 2015

Winner of the Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship for SLIG 2016 Announced

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is pleased to announce Janice Sellers as the winner of the Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy scholarship for 2016. The competition was strong and many candidates submitted worthy applications. The committee determined that Miss Seller's application exemplified the culture of giving back to the community as demonstrated by Jimmy B.Parker.

Miss Sellers volunteers for a wide range of organizations engaged in advancing genealogical research, communication, transcription, and general sharing. Her volunteer work includes services at libraries, teaching classes in the San Francisco area and throughout the country, editing genealogical journals, participating on boards of genealogical groups, as well as researching and transcribing information for several organizations.
Miss Sellers will be attending the course entitled “Research in the South.” 

Friday, June 19, 2015

SLIG Registration for 2016 Opens Tomorrow!

In less than 23 hours, SLIG Registration for 2016 begins! Invite your friends and register June 20th at 9:00 am MST at !

Have you chosen your preferred course?

With thirteen tracks to chose from, there is a topic to suit everyone.

  • Methodology courses covering advanced topics, legal concepts, evidence analysis, problem-solving and writing a quality family narrative.
  • Records-based courses covering land and church records.
  • Technology courses covering beginning to advanced DNA analysis.
  • Location-based courses covering research in New York, the South, and the United States.
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Don't miss it on the best genealogical education opportunity for 2016!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Class Highlight: Solving Problems Like a Professional with Michael Hait

Whether you are researching your own family or helping clients, everyone needs to approach genealogical problems like a professional.

This course will discuss the genealogical proof standard, focusing on processes used by successful professional genealogists. The course will teach means of efficient project management to achieve reliable results.

The required textbook is the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards (2014). As part of the course, there will be a multi-part assignment will allow students to apply what they have learned to a problem of their own. Skills tested will include analyzing a research problem and past research, creating a research plan, identifying and obtaining records, and analyzing records for evidentiary value.
Michael is a proficient lecturer who "has a great grasp of his subject matter and teaches in an accessible yet highly instructional way."

Michael Hait, CG, is a full-time professional genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. He has written case studies for several genealogical journals including the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. In 2012 Michael won 1st prize in the National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition for his article “In the Shadow of Rebellions,” exploring descendants of an enslaved woman living in 19th-century Maryland. Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2013–2016), and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists (2012–2013).

If you have questions about whether this course is right for you, email us at
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