Sunday, January 20, 2019
Can't Wait 'til 2020
It's a good thing the planning committee at the Utah Genealogical Association is on top of things. I don't think I could wait much longer for the announcement on their lineup for the 2020 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy than this weekend. I've already got July 13, the opening of their advanced registration, calendared. With multiple reminders to boot up my laptop before 8:00 a.m. Pacific time, in case I miss a notification.
It's an impressive selling point to see how far the SLIG pull reaches. Once you realize that nearly five hundred people, from every American state other than Mississippi and Hawaii (well, I can see why they might not be in a rush to head to Utah in January), and even from as far away as Australia and Europe, you get an idea that some serious—not to mention, fun—learning is taking place every January in c-c-c-cold Salt Lake City.
A little snow never hurt anyone. And the warmth of being with fellow researchers—whether in class, at the wonderful receptions and break times, or at the world-class research library—more than makes up for the weather.
But it's the wide variety of learning possibilities, coupled with the excellent instructors, that have been the draw for me. And I'm looking forward to being a part of that opportunity again, next year. If you hope to join us in 2020, though, consider this your advance notice. When July 13 gets here, don't waste a nano-second on getting your registration in. Classes fill up in the blink of an eye.