History in the Making - Special Events

Registration for special events will open Monday, November 14th.  Log into your SLIG registration using your email and confirmation number to add your selections.

Registration Open

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 pm

Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 - 8:20 am

Pick up your name badge, syllabus, tickets, and other materials

New Student Orientation

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:30 - 4:00 pm

Get started off on the right foot.  Come learn about how to make the most of your SLIG experience.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light hors d'oeuvres, network with friends and start making new ones

This is also a great night for group photos under the SLIG banner

CeCe Moore, General Session Keynote Speaker

General Session Keynote

Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome, Introductions and SLIG Business, Keynote address


CeCe Moore will present "Making History with Genetic Genealogy." CeCe, who is course coordinator for the DNA Boot Camp: Practical Application, notes that with genetic genealogy, we are often "both rewriting and making history at the same time."


DNA, genetic genealogists, family trees, and other technologies have played a giant role in rewriting and making history of late.  In her presentation, CeCe will share some behind-the-scenes insights on recent cases - from the Finding Your Roots LL Cool J case to the triple foundling case broadcast on 20/20.  Join us to hear "the rest of the story."

SLIG Central

Open Daily, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; closes Friday 1:00 pm

  • Maia's Bookstore
  • Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
  • SLIG Swag
  • Mid-Morning refreshment break (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
  • BCG Portfolios
  • Room to visit, study, and relax

SLIG Shuttle

Runs Tuesday through Friday

Departs in front of the Hilton; drops and picks up in front of the Family History Library


We realize that researching at the Family History Library is a key part of your SLIG experience.  The FHL is a short 3-block walk, but then Salt Lake City blocks are not very "short" (each one equals 1/8 mile).  Therefore, SLIG runs shuttles daily, Tuesday through Friday, for all scheduled labs and consultations as well as after class until the FHL closes at 9:00 pm.  The shuttle ends Friday at 6:00 pm to avoid conflict with the closing banquet.

SLIG Night at the Family History Library

ICAPGen - SLIG sponsor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:30 - 8:45 pm

Sponsored by ICAPGen and hosted by the Family History Library

  • Classes and labs taught by ICAPGen and FamilySearch                                                             Family History Library, SLC
  • Light refreshments
  • Historical Scavenger Hunt
  • Door Prizes (winners to be announced in class Thursday)
  • Relax and research

Click here for class descriptions and instructor bios.

5:45 pm  

Class: “From Archival Priorities to Record Hints: How FamilySearch Produces Billions of Searchable Records" with David Ouimette, CG, CGL
Lab: “Online Detecting 201: Pursuing misspelled, mislabeled, and missing ancestors in online record collections” with Beth Taylor
Lab: “FamilySearch App Gallery: Resource Tools for your Research” with Linda Gulbrandsen, AG, FUGA
Lecture/Lab: "Accessing England's Probate Records and Indexes Online" with Apryl Cox, AG
Lab: "Online Resources for finding German Ancestors" with Baerbel Johnson, AG (session 1)

7:00 pm   

Class: “ICAPGen accreditation process: questions and answers" with April Cox, AG
Lab: “Online Detecting 201: Pursuing misspelled, mislabeled, and missing ancestors in online record collections” with Beth Taylor (repeat)
Lecture/Lab: “American Indian Research" with Joan Healey, AG
Lab: "Online Resources for finding German Ancestors" with Baerbel Johnson, AG (repeat)

Limited seating is available; registration is required and will open on Monday, November 14th. 

HistoryLines, SLIG 2017 sponsor

Networking Social

Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

No-host cash bar; historical theme


SLIG sponsor HistoryLines will create a historical setting for this event and the banquet to follow. Clues will be provided during the social and at the beginning of the banquet that will reveal an important character related to Vines Little's presentation.



Barbara Vines Little, SLIG 2017 Banquet Keynote Speaker

Completion Banquet

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00 pm; doors open 6:30 pm

Welcome, UGA awards, Historical Theme, Keynote address


Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, will be the keynote speaker for the SLIG 2017 banquet. She will present "Rewriting History: Who Our Ancestors Really Were."

The completion celebration banquet will include door prizes, the annual UGA awards - to include the coveted Silver Tray Award and announcement of the 2016 FUGA (Fellow of UGA), a catered meal, and the keynote address.  Tickets are required to attend; the cost of the banquet is included with SLIG registration, but RSVP is required; guest tickets are available for an additional fee. 


Banquet Menu:  London Broil with Hunter Sauce (herb and mushroom gravy seasoned with wine); Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Vert Green Beans with Pearl Onions and Baby Carrots; Baby Spinach Salad with pears, pecans, and port wine vinaigrette; Bear Lake Raspberry Cheesecake, Dinner rolls, Ice Water, Coffee, Tea.


Options for those with Dietary Restrictions:

  • Diabetic:  London Broil menu with salad and dessert substitution (plain salad, no dressing or nuts; fresh berries and cream)
  • Gluten Free:  London Broil menu (yes, the marinade is fully GF) with dessert and bread substitution (fresh berries and cream; gluten free bread)
  • Vegetarian: Portobello Vegetable Napolean (portobello mushroom, eggplant, roasted yellow peppers, red onions, and marinara sauce), regular salad, dessert, and bread
  • Vegan: Portobello Vegetable Napolean (see above), dessert substitute (berries only), regular salad, no bread
  • Nut allergies:  London Broil menu with salad subsitution (no pecans)
  • Lactose-free:  London Broil menu with dessert substitution (fresh berries), no bread
  • Allergies-other:  If you select this option, please email your requirements to registrar@slig.ugagenealogy.org

We hope you will join us at SLIG 2017, and specifically at the completion banquet, as we continue to explore this year's theme: History in the Making.