The following is from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
Lodging Reservations Now Open
Reservations for lodging at the Salt Lake Hilton City Center are now being taken. If you haven't already booked your lodging for this year's institute, please do so as soon as possible to assure you have a room.
Changes in the January landscape in SLC Believe it or not, January is a peak time of the year for some programs, most notably the city-wide Outdoor Retailer convention which draws over 20,000 attendees to view the latest and greatest in outdoor recreational equipment. This huge program literally fills the city, from hotels to restaurants to a handful of street closures near the Salt Palace Convention Center. If you have attended before, you have probably noticed them "moving in," as the program has typically been held the week after SLIG. Recent changes in their schedule may affect those wishing to arrive early for additional research before SLIG. Read more here.
Research New York: Resources and Strategies
Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
Are you stuck in New York? Research in New York is complicated by its urban-rural extremes and its 400-year, multi-ethnic history. This course, coordinated by Karen Mauer Jones, tackles those complexities, arming the researcher with the knowledge needed for success in this difficult state. This course will cover New York’s history as it impacts the researcher, and examine in detail the records that have been created and preserved. Broad topics include immigration/migration, laws and the legal system, military records, ethnic groups, vital records, land and property, urban research, turnpikes/canals/railroads, local government/institutional records, probate, newspapers, directories, censuses, and more. Read more about this course on the blog and in the course listings.
Early U.S. Church Records
Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
Genealogists learn that there are more than one set of records, and multiple different approaches, to conduct effective research. This course, coordinated by Rev. Dr. David McDonald, will examine both theological underpinnings and the records created by churches, ministers, and denominations that can affect and impact on the genealogical work. Denominational “genealogy,” leading lights, naming patterns, cultural and behavioral impacts, in addition to church records as resources will also be considered in this week-long learning experience, along with the utility of records available at the nearby Family History Library. Read more about this course on the blog and in the course listings.
The following courses have seats available:
Course 1: Intermediate US Records and Research
Course 2: Researching New York: Resources and Strategies