Sunday, January 19, 2020
The Promise of Another Year
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy may be over for another year—well, mostly; there was the "SLIG Extended" and by-invitation-only SLIG Colloquium (I was invited) over the weekend, and the SLIG Academy coming up next week—but the promise of another year of SLIG in 2021 can keep us looking forward to next January.
As is their custom, the SLIG team announced the upcoming year's tentative course offerings at the close of the Friday evening banquet. Of course, I wasn't able to stay there long enough to hear the news—had a plane to catch—but thanks to a fellow genea-blogger and SLIGster, I didn't have to wait long to receive the news.
Let's just say that I will be torn as to which of many tantalizing course offerings to choose for 2021. The inestimable John Philip Colletta will return to lead a course in "Writing a Quality Family History Narrative." I'm torn between that and Gena Philibert-Ortega's "Advanced Practices in Social History." But there's also LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, whose plenary presentation in 2019 made a lasting impression on me; next year, she'll lead a course on African American Genealogy. Favorites Judy Russell, D. Joshua Taylor, and Michael Lacopo will be there, too. Folks wanting to broaden their skills in researching their Missouri, Pennsylvania, or Russian roots will be happy with course offerings, as well. And DNA will get not one, but two berths on the lineup for next year.
Registration opens on July 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time. I'll race you to the computer first thing that Saturday morning.