29 August 2013

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2014 Intermediate Course

This intermediate level course provides in-depth learning on 19th-21st century U.S. resources and the methodology for using them. The 2014 course focuses on topics more related to researching families and individuals. Informative and interactive classroom hours delve into significant records and strategies that take you beyond basic research tools both online and off. On-site FHL library support and a computer lab from course instructors provide one-on-one assistance and guidance with your own research. This course alternates years with a course focused on localities. It's not just lectures, we have fun sharing research and stories, too. Prerequisites: experience researching in a variety of repositories, familiarity with FamilySearch.org and other websites, and previous class room learning related to family history. Schedule is subject to change.

9:00-10:15       General Class Information
                        From Clues to Records: Step-by-Step Planning:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
10:30-11:45     Vital Records – Strategies and Substitutes: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
1:00-2:15         US Census Records – Beyond the Basics: Non-Population and Special Schedules:  D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
2:30-3:45         U.S. Passport Applications:  Debra Mieszela, CG         

9:00-10:15       Church Records: Locating and Excavating:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
10:30-11:45     Institutional Records: Extensive Family Details:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
1:15-2:45         Computer Lab at FHL (Paula Stuart-Warren)
2:45-6:00         One-on-one consultations at FHL (Mieszala, Stuart-Warren, Taylor)
9:00-10:15       Clustering and More: Maximizing Your Online Searches:  D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
10:30-11:45     More than Just People: Lessons and Hints from Public Directories: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
1:00-2:15         Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research: Resources, Methods, and Skills: Debra Mieszala, CG
2:30-3:45         The Grey and the Blue: Beyond Pensions: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
3:45-4:30         Optional time in classroom for groups to discuss their project

9:00-10:15       The Write Stuff: Family Histories with Substance and Appeal: Debra Mieszala, CG
10:30-11:45     Researching the Occupations of Our Ancestors:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
1:00-2:15         The Three Rs: Reading, 'Riting, and Research In School Records:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
3:00-5:30         One-on-one consultations at FHL (Mieszala, Stuart-Warren)

9:00-10:15       Finding Family Gems in Manuscript Repositories and Special Collections:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
10:30-11:45     Discussion and Review of Group Research Projects:  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
11:45-12:15     Wrap-up; Completion Certificates; Q&A  (Paula Stuart-Warren)
Evening             SLIG Banquet

Register now for 2014 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

Are you thinking about attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy next January? Don't forget to save your spot! There are courses for all levels of experience.

I am coordinating and teaching in the Intermediate Course, "American Research and Records." This course offers classes, interaction, time in the Family History Library, one-on-one consultations, and I also promise some fun! I am joined by two other great instructors, Debbie Mieszala, CG and D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS. Please see my next blog post for more details.

SLIG’s Early-Bird Registration is only weeks away, ending on October 31, 2013! The following courses still have some seats left:
  • American Research and Records: Focus on Families
  • Advanced Research Tools: Land Records
  • Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?
  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
  • Problem Solving
  • Utilizing Social History
  • Researching in Eastern Europe
Immerse yourself in a specific genealogical topic for a week-long educational opportunity that is unparalleled.
The library is a short walk from the Institute’s location and, if available, the Radisson often provides shuttle service to the library.

Sign-up before October 31st and you will save over 10% off your registration. Become a member of UGA and increase your savings even more. The registration page can be accessed at http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?lv=p&epg=51

14 August 2013

I will be back to blogging, lecturing, and consulting.

I have been having a great time co-chairing  next week's big FGS genealogy conference in Fort Wayne. Unfortunately, that meant that my blog has usually slipped to the bottom of my task list.

In September I will be back to more blogging here along with being available for presentations. Just contact me for my bio, lectures, and fees as well as date availability.

I will also have time to get back to one of my other loves and that is consulting with folks just starting on their family history journey or others that need some advice on where to turn next. It's like having a private genealogy class!

Last day to pre-register for FGS Genealogy Conference

Today (that's Wednesday, August 14) is the last day to pre-register for the FGS 2013 Conference that takes place next week in Fort Wayne, Indiana. If you want to add luncheons or other activities to your registration, it's also the last day to do that.

Register now before time runs out. The APG luncheon, Farewell Brunch, German Workshop, and the Scanning Workshop have already filled to capacity and several other luncheons and workshops are close to that.

Once you are preregistered, you can log-in to your account and download the full syllabus.

I hope to see you next week in Fort Wayne!

09 August 2013

FGS Conference Online Registration Deadline

My poor blog has been a victim of my current schedule. Between client deadlines and co-chairing the FGS Conference that begins in less than two weeks in Fort Wayne, I have no extra time to write. It's going to be a great conference. The registration numbers are fantastic and don't forget that conference registrants can avail themselves of extended research hours at the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library.

I do want to let my readers know that online registration for the FGS Conference ends on Wednesday, August 14. Click here to register and learn more about the conference.

Today, August 9, is the last day to register by regular mail.

You may still register at the door beginning Tuesday, August 20, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne. It will be a great educational and fun time.