Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy FAQs
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When is SLIG 2015?
SLIG 2015 will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 12-16, 2015.
How do I register for Institute?
All registrations will be processed online through the UGA website. On June 7, 2014, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time) a SLIG 2015 Registration menu item will appear on the UGA website in the list on the left side of the website. If you log in as a member first your information will be automatically populated and you will be automatically charged the reduced rate. If you are a non-UGA member you may purchase a membership, register as a non-member, and be refunded the difference. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given the option to pay by credit card using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account) or by sending a check.
Where is Institute held?
All SLIG courses and events will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel. Labs, if applicable, and research facilities will be available at the Family History Library.
What is a "Track"?
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is organized into 10-12 subjects, called tracks. The foremost experts in the field for each subject provide students with at least twenty hours of in-depth instruction on their topic. The format allows coordinators and instructors to build on the understanding gained from each lecture, building a foundation rather than giving scattered information. Students leave with a much deeper understanding of the topic at hand. While a few tracks are offered each year, most rotate.
Where should I stay?
We highly recommend staying at the conference hotel, the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Our reduced rate is $129/night (reduced from $269/night). This rate is true for up to four people in a room. The rooms are spacious and a two-queen room can accomodate four people.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $375 for UGA members and $425 for everyone else. You MUST be logged in to the members area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. It is highly advisable that members check their logins before Saturday, June 7th, and that new members join prior to Saturday as well. These tuition prices are applicable through October 31, 2014 when the early-bird registration expires. (Non-early-bird tuition is $425 for UGA members and $475 for everyone else.) Two payment options have been provided: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout.
Why am I having trouble logging into the new website?
The new website utilizes a new login system. The formula for your login is:
Username: In all lowercase, up to the first four letters of your first name + up to the first four letters of your last name, both with no spaces or non-alphabetic characters (such as . or '). So Joshua St. Claire becomes joshstcl, Lee Ann O'Leary becomes leeaolea, and Bo Nanas becomes bonana.
Password: In all lowercase, the first initial of the person’s first name + the first 5 digits of their zip code + the first initial of the person’s last name. i.e. j84110d. Once you log in, you can change your username and password to something you will remember better! Your password should have a minimum of six characters including upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers. Special characters such as #$%@&* are NOT permitted.