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:
- Bridging the Gap: New England to the Midwest
- Researching Like a Pro
- 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!