Recent Posts

11 January 2010

Report #1: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

One of our newest board members, Jeffrey Vaillant, approached me at the Annual Meeting on Saturday and asked if I would be interested in some reports for the blog from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy being held this week, January 11-15, 2010. Of course the answer was a resounding "yes!" You may recall that Jeffrey wrote a series last May on the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here's his first installment:

Sunday, 10 January 2010
Salt Lake City, UT

On the road again, this time to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy sponsored by the Utah Genealogy Association in Salt Lake City, Utah, of course. There are twelve programs offered. Two years ago I took the American Records & Research: Focusing on Families taught by Paula Stuart-Warren who is offering the same class this year. The other offerings are Mid-Atlantic Research, Scottish Research, Central and Eastern European Research, Immigrant Origins, Computers and Technology, Advanced Genealogical Methods, Producing a Quality Narrative, American Land and Court Records, Problem Solving, Accreditation and Certificate Preparation and U. S. Military Records.

Classes are all day and to really get immersed there are separate lectures at night! And there is the Family History Library only two blocks away from the Radisson where the classes are being held. That is a two block COLD walk as the weather forecast barely has SLC above 32 degrees F. all this week.

One of my genealogy goals for 2010 is to get the certification process under way, so I have elected to take the class on accreditation and certificate preparation being taught by Karen Clifford and Elissa Scalise Powell. Elissa was the mentor for our just-concluded ProGen Study Group (lasted eighteen months) so it will be fun having her as an instructor for the week. I am sure Karen will be as delightful.

Monday morning starts with a breakfast so it off to bed now to get rested up for a long day tomorrow.

- Jeffrey Vaillant

Read the entire series:
Report #1: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Report #2: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Report #3: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Report #4: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Report #5: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Report #6 and A Recap: 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

1 comments:

Lisa Gorrell said...

Jeffrey, I'm looking forward to your report. After I'm retired I'd like to attend SLIG.