4th Annual SLIG Colloquium

This invitational event will be held on Saturday, January 27th, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

  • The colloquium brings together thought leaders of the industry to present and discuss key genealogical topics - the big picture or theoretical underpinnings of what we do - in an effort to create a greater understanding of the tenets of genealogy. 
  • Papers will be presented, discussed by a panel of experts, then discussion opened to those attending.
  • Proceedings will be printed in the Spring issue of CrossRoads for all UGA members to read and enjoy. 
  • Attendance includes SLIG coordinators, advisory committee and instructors, leaders from national organizations and the industry in general. For the first time since its inception, SLIG has opened a limited number of seats to UGA members upon application.
  • Participants are requested to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the event
Time Description  
8:15 am Registration, beverages  
8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions, Peg Ivanyo, SLIG director
Rules and Procedures, Craig Scott, founder and facilitator
8:45 am
"The Nature of Records Access and its Impact on Conducting Reasonably Exhaustive Research"
Diane C. Loosle, AG, CG
Panelists:  David Ouimette, CG, CGL; Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL; and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
10:00 am Beverage Break  
10:10 am
"The Open Death Records Initiative"
Fred Moss, JD, LLM
Panelists: Jeff Duncan, former Utah Vital Records Registrar and Secretary to the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS); Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist; Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

11:25 am Beverage Break  
11:35 am
"The Double Helix Has Transformed Family History Forevermore"
David Ouimette, CG, CGL
Panelists: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS; Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG; Angie Bush, MS
12:50 pm Closing Remarks