12 - 16 January 2015
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is a week-long intensive educational experience that takes students deep into their topic of choice. Instead of a breadth of topics like a conference, this institute offers a depth of knowledge. Students attending SLIG have the opportunity to advance their education with renowned genealogy experts during a week-long experience, network through special events, and tap into the wealth of resources at the nearly Family History Library.
Sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, SLIG is now in its 20th year. Having outgrown their previous venue, the 2015 program will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City. This new venue offers plenty of elbow room for learning, networking, and celebrating at the closing awards banquet. Offering SLIG four-star quality at a three-star price, all students desiring to do so will be able to stay at the conference hotel in order to immerse themselves completely in the SLIG experience.
Courses: Each year the Institute offers twelve tracks, each presenting twenty hours of in-depth genealogical instruction over a five-day period. Coordinators and instructors represent some of the best educators the field has to offer. SLIG is dedicated to offering a variety of tracks - from country-focused to technology-based to records rich. Christy Fillerup, SLIG Director, has worked for the past four years to assure that SLIG remains in the forefront of education on methodology and emerging technologies.
Course Level: SLIG is dedicated to offering courses that fill a high-intermediate and advanced-level educational need. However, each year a handful of courses are included which provide a wealth of information and background information required to help intermediate and transitional genealogists strengthen their core understanding of the research process.
Family History Library: Ample time is also offered for research at the nearby Family History Library, while many of the courses include consultations or FHL lab experiences.