If you're looking for an family history educational opportunity in the Salt Lake City area, look no further than the Utah Genealogical Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.  Registration is beginning now for 2012.   Here are all the details: The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will be held January 23, 2012–January 27, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown with a welcome social the evening of January 22, 2012. The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2012 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)! A premier educational opportunity, SLIG is highly regarded among professional and serious researchers. Registration will open at 9:00 AM Mountain Time on Saturday, June 4, 2011 and will be accessible via the UGA website at www.ugagenealogy.org. Tuition is $350 for UGA members and $400 for everyone else. You MUST be logged in to the members area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. If you are not a UGA member, but would like to receive the discount, you may join the society for $35 for the year. It is highly advisable that members check their logins before registering and that new members join prior to June 4th as well. These tuition prices are applicable through October 30, 2011 when the early-bird registration expires. (Non-early-bird tuition is $400 for UGA members and $450 for everyone else.) Two payment options have been provided: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout. Evening sessions are open to both registrants and the public for $10/each. For a full schedule visit the website. Vendor lunches will be offered Monday through Thursday. A standard lunch hour will facilitate these lunches and ensure students are able to attend without disrupting their regular class schedule. The vendor lunch schedule is available online and tickets can be purchased through the SLIG registration process. Plan to stay at the conference hotel, the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown. The rate is $85/night for single or double occupancy, The UGA rate is available from January 19, 2012–January 30, 2012. RootsTech begins February 2, 2012 and also has a dedicated rate at the Radisson as well. If you are staying through both conferences please send an email to christy.fillerup@gmail.com with the subject line SLIG/RootsTech Hotel and the dates you are staying to ensure your hotel reservations are processed correctly. Book your SLIG reservation directly through our website—link will be available shortly.

About the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy has been providing top-notch genealogical education for fifteen years. The courses are primarily focused at the advanced level, with Course 1: American Research and Records Parts 1 and 2 with Paula Stuart-Warren, providing a good intermediate foundation. SLIG is structured in "tracks". Each track equates to either a locality or a methodological subject. Each track provides at least twenty hours of in-depth instruction. Students choose one track for the week and leave with a deeper understanding of their chosen topic than a traditional conference can impart. SLIG is dedicated to providing a forum for the best genealogical educators in the field to present their knowledge to avid family historians.

About the Utah Genealogical Association

The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is an enthusiastic community of researchers who desire to improve their research skills and more effectively utilize genealogical resources within Utah. UGA provides genealogical information, sources and education through personal instruction and published media on state and national family history topics, while promoting high standards and ethical practices. UGA was formally organized September 25, 1971, and chartered December 1, 1971, by the State of Utah as a nonprofit educational organization. UGA is not affiliated with any religious or political organization.To learn more visit http://www.infouga.org.  Also follow us on Facebook.com/ugagenealogy and Twitter: @ugagenealogy Read more from Lisa Louise Cooke at http://genealogygems.tv/