The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is one of the premier genealogical learning experiences. Students choose one course for a week of in depth instruction by some of the finest presenters in the country.
The Institute will be held January 12-16, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah less than two blocks from the Family History Library.
The course list and registration for the 2009 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is available on the Utah Genealogical Association website, www.ugaonline.org We are excited for the wonderful courses being offered and the excellent instructors. Registration for night classes that anyone
can attend is also on the UGA website.
The 2009 courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy are:
Course 1. American Records & Research: Focusing on Localities, with Paula Stuart Warren
This intermediate level course assists researchers in learning about and using sources and methods. The 2009 classes focus on topics related to researching localities. Sixteen informative classroom hours on significant U.S. records and strategies take you beyond basic research tools. In addition, for this course, six hours of help in the Family History Library during the Institute week provides hands-on assistance and guidance. This course alternates every other year with another Institute course with resources related more directly to families. The instructors represent a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Course 2. Gulf South Research (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas), with Mark Lowe
Come enjoy a glass of sweet tea as we discover the wonderful records of the Gulf South. Discover the wonderful letters, diaries, family histories and documents that tell the story of Southern families. Unearth the value of unique records created about our ancestors that are likely to hold
hidden treasure for the persistent researcher. Learn how and where to find these gems to advance your research.
Uncover the historic trails that lead early settlers into and across this expansive territory. Get specific clues that might help you solve difficult research questions.
Course 3. English Research, with David Rencher
This course is designed to assist you in learning about the wealth of English records available and how to apply sound genealogical methodology in your research. Learn when, why and how to use key genealogical sources to solve simple to complex research problems. Immediately apply your
learning in the vast resources of the Family History Library’s English record collection.
Course 4. Germanic Research, with Larry Jensen
Where governmental jurisdictions changed, languages varied and records are inconsistent, research is often difficult and challenging. This course will prepare and assist the researcher to overcome the obstacles they encounter in extending their Germanic lines.
Course 5. Colonial American Research, with Kory Meyerink
Eventually, many experienced genealogists are faced with tracking American ancestry into the Colonial Era (pre 1776). While much of what one has learned about sources and methodology will be useful in such research, much more is needed to be successful. Colonial research requires a deeper understanding of certain key record types, and often a more complex set of research methodologies. This course provides the information and tools needed to take ancestral lines all the way back to the immigrant, and begin identifying those early immigrants in their ancestral country. Regardless of where those ancestors lived, from Georgia to Maine, or what country they came from, this course will provide the knowledge needed to be successful.
Course 6. Effective Use of the Internet, with Rhonda McClure
Description: Great genealogists know how to effectively use the Internet. They adjust their research strategies to make the most of databases and online records. With the ever expanding resources on the Internet, keeping a leading edge to make the most of it becomes harder with every year. Come learn the latest techniques to make the most of your Internet experience.
Course 7. Hispanic Research: Discovering Your Ancestors in Spain and Latin America, with Lynn Turner
Having trouble finding your Hispanic ancestry? The Hispanic research course will teach attendees invaluable research techniques and the latest internet resources for Hispanic genealogical research to help solve research problems. Classes will focus on finding and using the best genealogical resources available at the Family History Library, online, and in archives throughout Spain and Latin America.
Course 8. Beyond the Library: Research in Archives, Courthouses and Manuscript Collections, with John P. Colletta
The materials in the Family History Library are so colossal and far-ranging that genealogists sometimes neglect to venture into the wider world of resources not available on microfilm. This course takes the mystery and trepidation out of using repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections. What these repositories are and how they differ from one another; how to access the treasures that pertain to your ancestors; how to use those materials to reconstruct your ancestors’ lives – these issues and more are addressed.
Instructors of honed expertise and substantial experience demonstrate their lessons using numerous examples and case studies. They share practical hints and helps, conveying the thrill and satisfaction of handling and deciphering antique documents. Course participants will attend an orientation session at the Utah History Research Center, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art records repository adjacent to the Center.
Course 9. Skill Building for Professional - Level Research, with Tom Jones
Aspiring and practicing professional genealogical researchers, and those desiring professional-level competence, will acquire skills for planning and implementing effective research, using evidence to solve research problems, documenting and reporting their findings, addressing ethical dilemmas, and continually upgrading their genealogical skills and knowledge bases
Course 10. Genealogical Problem Solving, with Judi Hansen
Have a brick wall in your research? This unique course is tailored to your individual research needs! Discover problem solving skills while working on your personal research project. Expert consultants are available for many areas and are not limited to U.S. research. Students will meet with two consultants (as specialty groups) for two hours each day (in groups of 6)
or one hour each day (in groups of 3) to review each problem. Students pay the regular tuition plus an additional consultant fee. An information packet will be sent detailing the requirements for the project submission. Project must be submitted by 30 October, 2008 to allow time for consultant review. Anyone with questions, contact the coordinator at: JudiGenealogy@aol.com