The Utah Genealogy Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, will be held 13-17 Jan 2014 at the Raddison in Salt Lake City.  SLIG is different from most genealogy conferences because the main conference consists of sets of classes (or tracks) that students take for the whole week.  Nationally recoginized specialists in each field teach in-depth courses so that over the span of the week, students gain a deep knowledge about the specific focus of their track.  Places are still available in the "American Research and Records: Focus on Families", "Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?", "Researching in Eastern Europe", "Utilizing Social History", and "Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum" courses. Registration is still being taken online at or can be obtained the morning of the 13th in person. 

But if you can't be there for the whole week, or if you only feel ready for a few smaller bites, you can take in some of the fantastic instruction by taking a few of the night courses.  The public is invited to all evening sessions starting with two free lectures on Monday evening the 13th: the Plenary Session: "Planning Efficient and Effective Research: A Case Study" with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL and "Genealogy Game Show: Last Genealogist Standing: Are you Unstumpable?" with Craig R. Scott, CG.  Evening courses continue Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with classes at 7pm and 8:15pm for $10 each by some of the extremely knowledgable institute instructors.  The full schedule can be found on the UGA website.  Pre-Registration on the website is encouraged but tickets can also be obtained at the door.  

Come join us and improve your ability to search out your family history.  You'll be glad you did.