10 June 2010

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2011 Course I: American Records

Registration opened today, June 10th for the 2011 (January 10-14) edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy!

Course I for 2011 is American Records and Research: Focusing on Localities. I coordinate and teach in this intermediate level course that covers 19th-21st century U.S. records and strategies with seventeen classroom hours that assist researchers in learning about and using varied sources and methods. It goes beyond basic research tools and can also serve as a refresher. Learn more about unusual records, county, state and federal records, manuscripts, finding aids, specialized indexes, case studies, and websites. Additionally, seven hours of one-on-one assistance and consultations at the Family History Library are provided by instructors. Course I participants get more hours than other courses for the same price!

This course alternates every other year with a second half of this course with resources related more directly to families and individuals. The instructors represent a wealth of knowledge and experience. This course helps you extend your research skills with suggested homework assignments to immediately apply the classroom information to research on your own families. Class work is in the morning on all five days, one afternoon, and with hands-on library assistance on three afternoons. There is ample time for open research in the afternoon and evening or for SLIG evening classes.

SLIG Course I instructors are: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠ (classes plus consultations); Karen Mauer Green (consultations), Michael J. Leclerc (class), Kory L. Meyerink, AG® (class), D. Joshua Taylor, MLS (classes), and Cath Madden Trindle, CG (classes plus consultations)

Prerequisites for this course:
Participants should have advanced beyond the “bare bones” beginner. We suggest rereading one or more basic genealogy guidebooks and being familiar with the Family History Library Catalog. (www.familysearch.org). It will help if you have taken a basic level genealogical class or two and attended at least one genealogical seminar or conference. Students should bring along some of their own family research materials including ancestor charts and family group sheets (either paper or on your computer) to use in immediately applying what they learn in class. There will be suggested homework to also help you put the learning to work and one group assignment that will necessitate some library research.

Scheduled class and instructor lineup (subject to some time tweaking):

8:00-9:00       SLIG Opening Breakfast & Announcements    SLIG Staff
9:15-10:30     Intro & General Class Information; "Strategies and Organizational Tips & Tools
                      for Busy Researchers at the FHL and Elsewhere" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
10:45-12:00   "Delving into County Courthouse and Town Hall Records" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
2:00-4:30       Family History Lab: one-on-one help with consultants, Karen Mauer Green,
                      Paula Stuart-Warren, and Cath Madden Trindle
8:30-9:30       "Land Records: Digging Deeper Online and Off" presented by Cath Madden Trindle
9:45-10:45     "Building a House History from a Variety of Records" presented by Cath Madden Trindle
11:00-12:00   "Dissecting a Document: Getting from Point A to Point Z. Part I" (Group Exercise)       moderated by Paula Stuart-Warren
2:00-4:30       FHL Lab: one-on-one help    Stuart-Warren & Trindle

8:30-9:30       "Lawyers, Judges, and Trials: Using the Law in Genealogy" presented by D. Joshua Taylor
9:45-10:45     "Locality Resources: Using Maps, Gazetteers, Atlases and More" presented by Michael J. Leclerc
11:00-12:00   "The WPA Era: What It Created for Genealogists" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
12:00-1:30     Opportunity to have lunch together as a class with discussion
1:30-2:30       "Records Related to Ancestral Arrivals in the United States" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
2:45-3:45       "Greater Success through Source Citation" presented by Kory L. Meyerink

8:30-9:30      Vanity Sketches: Sources and Truths Behind Mugbook Entries" presented by D. Joshua Taylor
9:45-10:45    "The U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
11:00:12:00   "Finding Ancestral Places of Origin in U.S. Records" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
2:00-4:00       FHL Lab: one-on-one help    Stuart-Warren & Green

8:30-9:30       "Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
9:45-10:45     "Genealogical and Historical Periodicals In Print & Online" presented by Paula Stuart-Warren
11:00-12:00   "Dissecting a Document: Research Results and Recommendations
                      Part 2" (Group Exercise) moderated by Paula Stuart-Warren
12:00-12:30   Wrap-up; Completion Certificate; Q&A    Paula Stuart-Warren

Register online today for this or other courses: www.infouga.org

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