I will be co-coordinating a course on Great Lakes Research with Kathryn Lake Hogan at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January. There are still a few seats open in our class but if Great Lakes research is not your focus, there are some other great classes with openings as well. The following announcement was sent out from the Utah Genealogical Association:
- Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age, by Dina C. Carson, MA
- Beyond the Library: Using Original Source Repositories, by John Phillip Colletta, PhD, FUGA
- Taking Your Research to the Next Level, by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS
- Digging Deeper: Pre-1837 English Research, by Paul Milner, MDiv
- Utilizing a Full Array of Sources for Researching your Swedish and Finnish Ancestors, by Elaine Haselton, AG and Jeff M. Svare, AG
- Exploring Quaker Records – at Home and Abroad, by Steven W. Morrison, MPA
- In-depth Sources for Portuguese Research – Azores, Brazil, Portugal, by Michael J. Hall
- The Third Coast: Research in the Great Lakes Region, by Cari A. Taplin, CG and Kathryn Lake Hogan, PLCGS
- Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, by Angela Packer McGhie, CG
I have been attending SLIG (and other institutes) for many years. If you are looking for a more in-depth education on a particular topic or area, you should be looking at institutes to supplement your genealogical education. While national conferences allow you to get a “taste” of many different topics, smorgasbord-style, institutes allow you to focus on one topic for the entire week. SLIG has the added advantage of being near the Family History Library where research can be conducted after class (or if you come a little early or stay after the institute).
I hope you will consider signing up for one of these classes!