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Saturday, February 12, 2011

We've got a big announcement!

After much deliberation, the Utah Genealogical Association has made arrangements for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) to adjoin RootsTech next year. The new dates for SLIG 2012 are January 23-27, 2012; the conference will again be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

Though traditionally SLIG has been held during the second week of January, we felt that changing the date to the end of January would allow attendees two full weeks of genealogical education. It is hoped that this will be especially beneficial to instructors who will be attending both SLIG and RootsTech.

"It just made sense for us to connect ourselves to RoosTech in this way," said Adele Marcum, Director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. "We hope this union of scheduling will offer genealogists the best educational experience: first at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and then at RootsTech."

Although not affiliated with RootsTech or any of its sponsoring organizations, the Utah Genealogical Association sees the importance of collaborating with RootsTech to provide varied and valuable educational opportunities to genealogists.

"We applaud what RootsTech has done in their inaugural year; we want to share what they've done with our attendees at SLIG--and now that the schedules for SLIG and RootsTech align, we can begin discussions with RootsTech to determine how our two conferences can work together to provide greater value to attendees. Working together, I think we will see some magnificent synergy," said Marcum.

The courses for the 2012 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy include:

  • American Research and Records: Focus on Families with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA
  • Welsh Research with Darris Williams, AG
  • Scandinavian Research with Geoffrey Morris, AG
  • Genealogy Software and Research Tools with George Morgan
  • Advanced Research Tools: Land Records with Rick Sayre, CG and Pam Sayre, CG, CGL
  • Principles of Effective Genealogy Librarianship with Drew Smith, MLS
  • Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D, FUGA
  • Advanced Methodology with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
  • Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis Practicum with Thomas W. Jones and others
  • NEHGS: Advanced New England Research with D. Joshua Taylor
  • Midwest Research with Kory L. Meyerink, AG, MLS, FUGA
  • Problem Solving with Judith Hansen, AG, MLS

Registration for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2012 opens June 4, 2011 at www.ugagenealogy.org.

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