SLIG Night at the Family History Library

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:30 - 8:45 pm 

ICAPGen - SLIG sponsor Sponsored by ICAPGen and hosted by the Family History Library (FHL)
  • Classes and labs
  • Light Refreshments
  • Time to Relax and Research on your own or with Friends

Limited seating is available for classes and labs; pre-registration is required and will open Tuesday, November 14th. Pre-registration is limited to one class or lab per person; more may be attended based on space availability that night.

Schedule of Classes and Labs
(wait list at bottom of page)

5:45pm
Class Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard David Ouimette, CG, CGL
Class Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Diana Elder, AG
Lab German Online Sources Baerbel Johnson, AG
Class Pre-1850 U.S. Research Julie Stoddard, AG
7:00pm
Class Evidence Analysis Maximizes Research Robert M. Call, AG
Class Write it Up: Tools of the Trade Diana Elder, AG
Lab Online Detecting 201 Beth Taylor, CG
Class Friends, Associates, and Neighbors (FAN Club) Research Julie Stoddard, AG
Class Overview of the Accreditation Process ICAPGen Officer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

5:30 PM
5:45 - 6:45pm Class: Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard with David Ouimette
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

An explanation of the FamilySearch process for historical records—from targeting records in the archives to online searches and the wiki—showing how following genealogy standards increases our success finding ancestors online.

Seats Available

5:45 - 6:45pm Class: Pre-1850 U.S. Research with Julie Stoddard, AG
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Factors to overcome when researching early American records. Strategies for using various record types. Understanding historical events that impact research.

Seats Available

5:45 - 6:45pm Class: Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Diana Elder, AG
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Source citations don't need to be difficult or overwhelming. Learning techniques to help you create a citation for anything from a personal letter to a complicated document found on a website. Give your research the credibility it deserves with a good source citation!

Seats Available

5:45 - 6:45pm Lab: German Online Sources with Baerbel Johnson
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

The Internet offers helpful resources for every phase of research: from finding the German home town to locating records and reading them. You can find digitized maps, newspapers, address books, church- and civil registration records, and some helpful databases. And most of it is free! This class will introduce several larger collections and teach you how to find out what’s available for your area.

Seats Available

7:00 to 8:00pm Class: Evidence Analysis Maximizes Research (Call)
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Evidence analysis is the backbone to family history—hard work and research crumbles away without it. Defensible conclusions about your ancestors only come after the sources, information, and evidence have been weighed. Genealogists gain credibility when conflicting evidence is addressed and the validity of information is assessed.

Seats Available

7:00 to 8:00pm Class: Friends, Associates, and Neighbors (FAN Club) Research with Julie Stoddard, AG
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

When to research an ancestor’s friends, associates, and neighbors. Strategies for FAN Club research. Organizing FAN Club records.

Seats Available

7:00 to 8:00pm Class: Overview of the Accreditation Process (ICAPGen Officer)
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

ICAPGenSM is a professional credentialing organization dedicated to testing an individual’s competence in genealogical research. Members of the ICAPGenSM Testing Committee will discuss the organization, the benefits of achieving an AG® credential, the accreditation process, and the requirements to receive a credential.

Seats Available

7:00 to 8:00pm Class: Write it Up: Tools of the Trade with Diana Elder, AG
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

The best way to understand and preserve your research findings is to write a report or proof summary. Learn a proven method for organizing your writing and discover how valuable it can be to put your research into words.

Seats Available

7:00 to 8:00pm Lab: Online Detecting 201 with Beth Taylor, CG
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Pursuing misspelled, mislabeled, and missing ancestors in online record collections. Come learn intermediate and advanced search techniques for finding, identifying, and recovering your missing ancestors.

Seats Available

No Lab or Class: Attending - Refreshments and Non-Class Events Only
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM


Not Attending: Do not plan to attend this event (does not preclude you from changing your mind)
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM