I am so ready for SLIG to start, as a matter of fact I am just frothing at the mouth with anticipation. I have been here since Wednesday researching and discovering records at the Family History Library. So many finds! Thank heavens I signed up for Kimberly Powell’s class on Excel, my Pennsylvania relatives spent a good portion of their time buying and selling land. My new Excel skills should make the process of tracking the land much easier.
Creating a Family Archive Without Going Crazy by Mona Lambrecht, MA was the second class I attended on Saturday. Mona should us some fabulous ways to keep track of our collections and archives. When I get home and caught up on work I am going to use her techniques to get my archive preserved and cataloged. I am so happy this class is everything I hoped for and more, thank you Mona!
I also attended Scrapbook to Scanner by Dina C. Carson. I never really understood the sizing for photos and why they became funky, but, now I do! I am also thinking of trying some of the software she recommended. More projects to add in when I return home.
One of the best parts of SLIG is meeting up with new and old friends. I have happily been running amok with my Genea husband J Paul Hawthorne and my crazy roommates Leslie Carney and Laurie Desmarias. This morning we went out exploring the city. Paul tried to break into the library with no success. We went to the visitors center, the capitol, the look out point, an antique store, and to Gracie’s for brunch/lunch. The city looked beautiful with its coat of snow.
Tonight is the Welcome event. Take the time to meet some new folks and thank all the hard working SLIG Committee. The committee has thought up some fun contests. This year there is the photo tag line contest (#SLIGFun), a blogger contest (#SLIGExperience) and a Find and Elk Contest (#SLIGFind). Contest information can be found in your Syllabus on pages xii-xiii. Trust me, you want to win the prizes. One of the many prizes is an opportunity to register for next years classes before it is open to the public, now that is a prize.