Monday, March 23, 2015

Jimmy B. Parker SLIG Scholarship

The Utah Genealogical Association and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy are pleased to announce that we are now accepting essays for the Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy scholarship. Full tuition to SLIG 2016 will be awarded to the student whose essay and application exemplify the culture of giving back lived by Jimmy B. Parker. The scholarship will be awarded by a committee comprised of SLIG committee members and the family of the late Jimmy B. Parker.
Applicants are asked to submit the following via email to the SLIG Director:
  1. A one-page essay detailing how attending SLIG will help you prepare to give back to the genealogical community, following Jimmy B. Parker’s example.
  2. A short biography including previous volunteer and research experience.
  3. The name of the course you would like to attend.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a someone who has benefited from your volunteer service.
Applications and essays are due by May 25th and the winner will be announced June 15th.  The winning essay will be posted on this blog.  

SLIG registration opens June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM Mountain Time.

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Review of SLIG's DNA Course, "Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy"

If you missed the opportunity to take SLIG's course, "Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy" with course coordinator Debbie Parker Wayne this past January, you can see a review of it here

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meet the Second Winner of the "Last Genealogist Standing" Gameshow!

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) held the "Last Genealogist Standing" event again moderated by Craig Scott, CG, FUGA. As questions are asked, those that get the right answer continue to stand until only one knowledgeable genealogist remains standing.

This year, one of those winners was Sydney Cruice

Sydney won tuition to the 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Next year's institute includes a stellar line-up of thirteen courses.
  1. Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy
  2. Resources and Strategies for U.S. Research Part 2
  3. Research in the South 
  4. Advanced Research Tools: Land Records
  5. Early U.S. Church Records
  6. Writing a Quality Family Narrative
  7. Advanced Genealogical Methods
  8. Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
  9. Getting More Out of Genealogy Genealogy Research: Intermediate to Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques
  10. Solving Problems Like a Professional
  11. Beginning Genetic Genealogy
  12. Research in new York
  13. Problem Solving
Make your plans now to attend. Increasing your genealogical knowledge will make you a winner too!
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