Evening Sessions
Each evening the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy offers stand-alone classes in areas not covered during the daytime courses. The cost is $10/class and tickets may be purchased ahead or at the registration desk the night of the class.
 
These courses are open to the public in addition to regular SLIG registrants.

Monday, January 14, 2013

7:00 PM
Plenary Session: Planning Efficient and Effective Research: A Case Study with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The story of researching the origins and genealogy of a German-speaking immigrant who settled in St. Louis and Southern Illinois provides lessons on research planning and execution, research barriers, sources, search strategies, and biographical reconstruction of long forgotten lives and relationships.
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8:15 PM
Genealogy Game Show: Last Genealogist Standing: Are you Unstumpable? with Craig R. Scott, CG
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Come one, come all to the event of the season. Match wits with your fellow genealogists for a $100.00 gift certificate to Heritage Books, Inc. and other prizes. Will you be the only one left standing? It's free, so what do you have to lose? The list is long, in this single elimination match.
Regular Price: $0.00 Member Price: $0.00

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

7:00 PM
Civil Law Concepts for Genealogists with Claire Mire Bettag, CG, CGL
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This presentation discusses concepts relevant to genealogists working in civil law societies in Europe and many other parts of the world. More countries are under civil law than common law, and ancestral research in European, African, Asian, Central and South American countries inevitably involve records influenced / determined by civil law. Additionally, because France, Spain, and Portugal introduced it to their New World colonies, it determined the nature and contents of their colonial records available in present-day United States (Mississippi Valley, Gulf Coast, California, southwest).
 
Civil law notaries have an important legal and societal role, creating records valuable for genealogical research. As far back as the 16th century or earlier, notaries in France and other countries wrote legally binding contracts dealing with private law--marriage contracts, wills, successions, estate settlements, inventories after death, land and property sales, guardian appointments, apprenticeships, donations, and more. Today these notarial records can reveal a wealth of genealogical information.
 
This presentation references French and Louisiana law (Louisiana is still under civil law) as illustrative of similar cases and records in other civil law countries.
 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search? with Michael Hait, CG
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to “complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records” related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a “reasonably exhaustive search” constitutes, why it is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors’ lives.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Small Group Mentoring: Successful Online Search Techniques with Kimberly Powell
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Come participate in a small group mentoring session with online search guru, Kimberly Powell. Each session will be limited to 5 people and you will recieve one-on-one help with your research problems.
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8:15 PM
Putting it Together: A Case Study with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Follow a family from the early 1800s to the early 1900s as they migrated from Pennsylvania to Idaho. Watch as records from the home (family bibles and letters) are combined with newspapers, tax records, census records, cemetery records, family files, and other records to compile the family.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Whiskey, Brandy, and Family Migration with Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Understanding why our Ancestors were searching for limestone-filtered flowing springs and abundant fruit and grain will help tighten their travel routes and destinations. Learn the basics of the distillation process as well. 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

7:00 PM
21st Century Marketing Tools and Techniques with Thomas MacEntee
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

With the emergence of social media tools such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook, marketing techniques have taken on new power in the 21st century. Learn how to harness the power of these methods to market yourself, your genealogy business or your genealogical society. In this session you’ll learn why using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even e-mail are the new tools that rule!
 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Documentation: The What, Why, Where, and How with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Learn essential principles and structures for documenting both genealogical research in progress and finished products. The session will describe five characteristics making a citation “complete and accurate,” showing the basis for  conclusions and facilitating backtracking.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Small Group Mentoring: Successful Online Search Techniques with Kimberly Powell
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sold Out
Come participate in a small group mentoring session with online search guru, Kimberly Powell. Each session will be limited to 5 people and you will recieve one-on-one help with your research problems
Waiting List Signup Form

8:15 PM
Oh, the Things You Can Map! Mapping to Organize Data with Stefani Evans, CG
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Maps are not neutral, and every map is created for a purpose. Published and non-published maps can reveal much about a place, its society, and its politics at key moments. Mapping provides a tool for visually correlating multiple information items. This lecture highlights some types of data that can be organized by mapping, and it illustrates ways that researchers—with no specialized knowledge or software—can map places where people lived and worked. Mapping data items like boundary changes, opportunities for work, journeys to work, rates or lengths of homeownership, and transportation services illuminate factors that shaped ancestral lives over time.
 
Optional pre-session homework: By 7 January 2013 complete a hand-drawn map of the route you took to and from school when you were ten years old. You may consult a published map for the overall framework, but the beginning point (your dwelling), the end point (your school), your personal landmarks, and your route must be hand-drawn and depicted on one piece of paper. Title your map; sign and date it; scan it; and submit the digital image to me at sevans50@aol.com. With your written permission I hope to show and discuss a few of these maps.
 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

U.S. Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1930s: Sources and Strategies for Challenging Cases with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

After summarizing briefly the basics of finding an immigrant ancestor's naturalization record, this lecture focuses on more challenging cases. It discusses possible reasons why a record may not be found and offers alternative sources and strategies. Specific examples demonstrate how using other types of federal records, such as passport applications and homestead files, as well as Web sites and microfilmed indexes, may lead to success.
 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, January 17, 2013

7:00 PM
3-D Genealogy: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research with Jay Fonkert, CG
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Learn how to use three dimensions – time, place and associations – to solve two kinds of identity problems: matching identities in different times and places, and separating easily confounded individuals. Two case studies demonstrate the strategy.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Patently Unique: Locating Patent Records, Online and Off with Debra Mieszala
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Was your ancestor an inventor? Learn how to locate patent records quickly and easily. Patents offer glimpses of creative genius and add interesting stories to family research.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

8:15 PM
Don't Fish in a Swimming Pool: Creating an Efficient Research Plan with Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Too often researchers chase after a record they think will answer the research question only to find that it never could, thus wasting time and money. At other times researchers have the records but haven’t correlated or analyzed them together because they don’t know how.
 
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00

Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Discover the methods used in the 19th and early 20th century to create a compiled genealogy, and how to ensure its information does not lead you down the wrong trail.
Regular Price: $10.00 Member Price: $10.00