SLIG Programs


Elevate your Genealogical Education to New Heights this year with SLIG

24th Annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

SLIG focuses on high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on methodology, records and resources, regional or ethnic group research, and research tools. All courses assume a working knowledge at an intermediate level or above.

SLIG 2019 opens with a networking social on Sunday and closes with the Completion Banquet on Friday evening. Courses run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 pm; some will include homework, consultations, or labs outside those times. Other events include a plenary session, SLIG Night at the Family History Library (FHL), and networking social. During the week SLIG Central becomes the place to network, shop at Maia's Bookstore, purchase SLIG Swag, ask questions about UGA membership, and view BCG portfolios.

SLIG Technology Day

Open to attendees of either SLIG or SLIG Academy, this optional day is full of workshops and classes to help you learn and apply new technical skills to your research.

SLIG Expanded

This optional event following SLIG (and overlapping with the new Academy) provides the opportunity for students to obtain guided assistance and consultation to further their personal research.

SLIG Colloquium

This invitational event 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. Invitations are extended to SLIG faculty, advisory committee, leaders from national organizations, and the industry in general. If you are attending SLIG and feel you should be included in this list, please contact us. Proceedings are printed in the Spring issue of Crossroads Magazine.

SLIG Academy for Professionals

This new program will follow SLIG 2019, beginning on Monday, 21 January, and will focus on professional development topics not offered at SLIG or elsewhere in a week-long, in-depth format. It will open with a commemorative event to celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and include a networking social and closing dinner on Thursday evening. The program is open to both professionals and budding professionals; credentials are not required.

Classes will run from 9:45 am Monday and end at 11:30 am Friday, running from 8:30 to 4:30 Tuesday through Thursday. Some courses will include additional homework or meetings outside those times.

SLIG Virtual Programs

We have recently expanded our virtual offerings to meet demand. Courses offered this year include:

  • Virtual Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
  • Virtual Researching Ancestors from Norway, Denmark, and Iceland
  • Virtual Intermediate Foundations

Complete information about each of these programs may be found on the individual program pages on this site. A calendar of programs from fall of 2018 through 2023 may be found here.

We hope you will join us this year.