What do you have on your calendar to improve your genealogical research skills?Â How about the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, January 7-11, 2008?Â The Utah Genealogical Association will again be holding its very successful Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.Â This is a week-long educational experience for people interested in learning the â€œhowâ€ to break through those genealogical â€œbrick walls.â€
Expert genealogists teach atÂ the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in nine specific courses or the coveted Course 10, a â€œone-on-one-problem-solvingâ€ course for those who need help on their tough family history problems.Â
Classes finish by early afternoon each day allowing time for research at the Family History Library, located just two blocks away.Â In addition (or if you canâ€™t get away during the day), there are evening classes on relevant genealogical topics offered Tuesday (January 08), Wednesday (January 09), and Thursday (January 10).Â
Hereâ€™s the fare for 2008:
- Course 1 – American Records and Research: Focusing on Families. Coordinator, Paula Â Stuart Warren, CG.Â This intermediate level course focuses on U.S. Â records and strategies to take you beyond basic research tools.
- Course 2 – Western U.S. Research. Coordinator, Chuck Knuthson.Â This course coversÂ topics critical to successful Western U.S. Research.
- Course 3 – Welsh Research. Coordinator, Marianne Crump.Â Designed for the Â intermediate to advanced Welsh researcher, this course will address many Â challenges unique to Wales while examining available records.
- Course 4 – Research of France and her Former Colonies. Coordinator, Thomas McGill.Â Â Rarely are courses focused solely on French research offered.Â Come and Â learn how to overcome research challenges unique to your French Â ancestors.
- Course 5 – Archives, Libraries, Societies: Serving Genealogists. Coordinator, Anne Â Â Wuehler, MLS, CG.Â Are you a librarian who serves genealogists?Â This Â course will develop your skills and expertise.
- Course 6 – Multimedia Publishing: Web Pages, Photo Collections, DVD, Family Â Histories, etc. Coordinator, Anne Roach.Â This course will center on Â digital genealogical publishing and preservation.
- Course 7 – Scandinavian Research. Coordinator, Ruth Maness, AG.Â This track is Â designed to help you break down your Scandinavian brick walls.Â It will Â give you new learning about Scandinavian records and how to interpret Â their contents, including relevant Internet resources.
- Course 8 – Producing a Quality Family Narrative. Coordinator, John Philip Colletta, Â Ph.D., FUGA.Â This course teaches you how to compile the material Â youâ€™ve been gathering and turn it into an interesting and enjoyable family Â narrative.
- Course 9 – Advanced Methodology: Paying the Price to be Successful. Coordinator,Â Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA.Â This course focuses on METHODS Â Â Â for successful research, not on genealogical sources.Â With this course you Â Â Â will learn how to handle sources and repositories in new and different Â Â Â ways, and how to thoroughly interpret records.
- Course 10 – Research Methodology: Genealogical Problem Solving. Coordinator,Â Judith W. Hansen, MLS, AG.Â Have a brick wall in your research?Â This Â unique course is tailored to your individual research needs, including one-Â on-one consultation time with genealogical experts.
No matter which course you attend, you will be a better genealogist by January 11, 2008.Â What are you waiting for?Â Sign up NOW!Â For more information on the courses or the evening classes, or to enroll online, visit www.infouga.org!