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    Social History for Genealogists: Last Days for Early-Bird Rates at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

    Ring in 2014 with a full-week of outstanding genealogy education. Places are still open in a few courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) but they won't last long. And if you register before the owl hoots at midnight October 31, 2013, you can' get in on the Early-Bird Registration price. 

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    For the first time, Social Historian Gena Philibert-Ortega will coordinate a course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) that brings together the many facets of using social history for family history. The class instructors bring their own special expertise to the program with sessions on folk music (Jean Wilcox Hibbens), library archives (Luana Darby), female ancestors (Beverly Rice) and Library of Congress, DC research (Pamela Boyer Sayre).

    Gena specializes is using ephemera, community cookbooks, diaries, journals, and other personal artifacts to tell the story of our ancestor's lives. More than names, dates, and places, social history helps researchers enrich their family history with details of everyday life. With the added bonus of the Family History Library, attendees are sure to come away with new ideas and stories for their own family history projects.


    SLIG January 13-17

    The 2014 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will offer courses in topics from American Research to Social History taught by some of the best genealogical instructors in the nation.

    The week-long program offers a chance for in-depth study and extra hours of evening lectures and research at the Family History Library. Classes are held at the Salt Lake City Radisson Hotel, convenient to the FHL.

    Classes with space available include :

    American Research and Records: Focus on Families
    Coordinator: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS

    Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?
    Coordinators: Apryl Cox, AG and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

    Researching in Eastern Europe
    Instructor: Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA

    Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
    Instructors:Angela McGhie and Kimberly Powel

    Problem Solving
    Coordinator: Judith Hansen, AG

    Utilizing Social History
    Coordinator: Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR

    More information about SLIG 2014 is available here. Register soon for the Early-Bird savings.

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