SLIG – The Countdown


It’s one of the worst days, the day before the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy registration. Now don’t get me wrong, I love SLIG.  It is one of the best learning institute experiences around and the only in person institute West of the Rockies. The thing I hate the most is trying to decide which class to take.  The 2019 lineup includes fifteen classes.

Record & Resources classes:  The Family History Law Library; Besides, Through, and Beyond the Golden Door; Metes & Bounds Land Platting

Regional Research classes:  Bridging the Gap: New England to the Midwest, 1780-1840; Researching New York: Resources and Strategies; Advanced Southern Research.

Ethnic Research:   1619-2019 Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy; Native American Research.

Countries & Languages:  Gothic Script and Fraktur: Reading Records

DNA:  Introduction to DNA; Establishing Proof with DNA

Methodology: Researching like a Pro; Burned Counties & More Overcoming Record Loss; Advanced Genealogical Methods

Writing:  Writing a Quality Narrative

I make up my mind, change it a few hours later, then change it again.  I try reasoning in my head to pick the best class:

  • Will the class be offered again next year?
  • Is this the first year the class is offered?
  • What do I know about the instructors?
  • Will this help my personal genealogy?
  • Will this advance my professional genealogy?
  • Have I had any past learning experience with this topic?

Using the above, I narrowed down my class choices down to three possibilities:

  1.  Bridging the Gap: New England to the Midwest
  2.  Researching Like a Pro
  3. Gothic Script

Now, how to choose….perhaps eeny, meeny, miny, moe?

IMPORTANT:  This year you must create a new SLIG Registration Account!  Read how at Register Me.  After activating your account, check and make sure you can log in prior to the registration process!