01 December 2011

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy still has some open spots!

Yes, you read that correctly! A few of the courses have a waiting list and it never hurts to get on those. Some courses, like the one I coordinate, have agreed to add a few more students so that we don't turn you away. Not all course set-ups allow for that, but I was happy to be able to do this. I hope you are able to join us in January 2012.

I coordinate and teach in Course 1: American Research and Records: Focus on Families which is an intermediate level course that provides in-depth learning on 19th-21st century U.S. sources and the methodology for using them. The 2012 course focuses on topics related to researching families and individuals. Informative and interactive classroom hours on five mornings and one afternoon delve into significant records and strategies that take you beyond basic research tools both online and off. On-site scheduled consultations at the FHL from course instructors on three afternoons provide one-on-one
assistance and guidance with your own research. We also offer mini-tours of the FHL in this course. The class will do one hands-on project during the week. This course alternates every other year with Part I of this course with resources related more directly to localities. This course helps you extend your  research skills with light, optional homework assignments to immediately apply the classroom information to research on your own families. There is ample time for open research in the afternoon and evening. We have fun with the learning, too.

Participants should have advanced beyond the “bare bones” beginner. We suggest rereading one or more basic genealogy guidebooks and being familiar with the Family History Library Catalog. (Online at www.familysearch.org). It will help if you have taken a basic level genealogical class or two and attended at least one genealogical seminar. Students should bring along some of their own family research materials including ancestor charts and family group sheets to use in immediately applying what they learn in class.

In order to give you all an enhanced learning experience, I have asked these fantastic instructors to help during the week.
Cath Madden Trindle, CG
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
Debra Mieszala, CG
John Philip Colletta, Ph.D
Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA
Karen Mauer Green, CG (consults only)

The dates are January 23-27, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City and near the Family History Library. Check out the course line-up here along with the more details.

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