5th Annual SLIG Colloquium


Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:30 am - 12:00 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. This invitational event will be held on Saturday, January 19th, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

  • 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. A limited number of seats are open to UGA members upon application.
Time Description
8:30 am Registration, beverages
8:45 am
Welcome and Introductions, Peg Ivanyo, SLIG director
Rules and Procedures, Craig Scott, founder and facilitator
9:00 am
"The Perceived Value of Professional Genealogy"
Janet Hovorka, MLIS
Panelists: Crista Cowan, Ancestry; Billie Fogarty, MEd; Russell S. Lynch, AG; Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA; and Jessica Taylor, LegacyTree Genealogists.
10:15 am Beverage Break
10:30 am
"DNA-Related Genealogy Standards—The Journey and the Future"
Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
Panelists: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS; David Ouimette, CG, CGL; and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA.
11:45 am Closing Remarks