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16 - 21 January 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals Salt Lake City, UT
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Take your professional skills to new heights with the SLIG Academy for Professionals, designed for those working in the genealogical industry, and those seeking to become professionals. Receive in-depth instruction from top genealogy educators actively working in the field Engage in course such as business management, public speaking, writing, teaching, forensics, and project management. Professional roundtables, networking opportunities, and learning assignments enhance daily class participation. The Academy will begin with a commemorative event in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and feature roundtable discussions, a closing luncheon, and the chance to research at the nearby Family History Library.Join us for the 2022 SLIG Academy for Professionals, January 16-21, 2022, the week following SLIG 2022.Course descriptions and additional information can be found at sligacademy.ugagenealogy.org.Registration opens on 14 August 2021, at 2:00 pm MDT.

09 - 14 January 2022 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2022 Salt Lake City, UT
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Elevate your genealogical education to new heights with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). SLIG offers in-depth, week-long courses on topics such as methodology, standards, records groups, DNA, regional or ethnic research, and research tools. Courses are designed for high-intermediate to advanced researchers and provide more depth than can be achieved by attending a regular conference or multiple hour-long webinars.
 
Course curriculum engages participants in multiple daily class sessions, hands-on application and learning assignments. Small class sizes maximize the learning experience. SLIG faculty represent the genealogical field’s top educators and bring high quality education and discussion to each of their students.
 
Meeting in Salt Lake City, students enjoy a variety of additional benefits know as “the SLIG Experience.” Attendees can participate in social events, special presentations, an opening reception, networking opportunities, and the Annual Completion Banquet. The institute is held within walking distance of the world-renowned Family History Library, which is open for research after class. 
 
Join us at the 2022 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, January 9-14, 2022.
 
Course descriptions and additional information can be found at slig.ugagenealogy.org.
Registration for SLIG 2022 opens on 14 August 2021, at 10:00 am MDT.
25 - 25 September 2021 FVGS 2021 Virtual Fall Conference - PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow featuring Rich Venezia Virtual
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Join us online for Fox Valley Genealogical Society's 27th Fall Conference PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow on Saturday, September 25, 2021 (9am - 3pm CDT) featuring Rich Venezia

3 Lecture Topics and a Roadshow:

  1. Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look
  2. Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship
  3. Alien Registrations in America
  4. Immigration Records Roadshow - Are you confused about when your grandma became a citizen? Have you been looking for a ship manifest for years, to no avail? Submit your immigration record challenge by July 31, 2021 for Rich Venezia to research. If selected*, Rich will feature your challenge in the Immigration Records Roadshow session! After registering for the conference, you will receive a link to the Roadshow Application to submit a research challenge if you would like. Please allow sufficient time to gather information and prepare your application. 

Cost: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members - REGISTER ONLINE by September 23, 2021

A recording will be available to registrants for a limited time after the conference. Closed captioning available. Door prize drawings throughout the day.

*Note: Only conference registrants are eligible to submit an Immigration Records Roadshow Application so please complete your conference registration first. Research cases will be selected at the speaker’s discretion. Not all submissions will be selected for the Immigration Records Roadshow session.

15 - 18 September 2021 UGA Summit of Excellence Virtual via Zoom
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"Commemorating 50 Years of Premier Education"
Virtual Event

 Wednesday - Saturday, September 15-18, 2021

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Featuring free "Getting Started with Genealogy Day;" multiple tracks on methodology, record types, international and ethic research, professional topics, technology, and DNA; as well as the 50th anniversary celebration of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Registration opens Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MDT with single-day and full-conference registration options.

Keynote: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, "Looking Back in the Future."

07 September 2021 - 18 November 2021 SLIG Virtual - Fall 2021 Virtual via Zoom
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Participate in institute style, deep-dive education from your own home with SLIG Virtual. Master curriculum through weekly live instructional sessions, connect through virtual networking and class forums, and complete learning assignments on your own schedule. Experience instruction on in-depth topics at a level relative to your needs – from our Intermediate Foundations course to the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum. Individual coursework, private study groups, and recordings of live sessions ensure you get the most out of your educational experience.Join us for SLIG Virtual 2021, September to November, to obtain the in-depth education you have been craving, all from the comfort of your own home. Course descriptions and additional information can be found atsligvirtual.ugagenealogy.org. Registration for SLIG Virtual 2021 opens on 19 June 2021 at 12:00 noon MDT.

12 - 12 June 2021 WPGS Annual Meeting & Program: Demystifying Dual Citizenship Virtual
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Annual Meeting & Program, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Demystifying Dual Citizenship with Rich Venezia  (Yearly Conference) Virtual Meeting registration at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6524080200296665870. You will use the same meeting link to access all three sessions. This program will not be recorded. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Schedule of events:

  • 10:00 am-10:30 am -- WPGS Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process, presented by Rich Venezia
  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm -- Session Break
  • 12:30 pm-2:00 pm -- Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources, presented by Rich Venezia

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Records and The Process: Of Italian descent and think you may qualify for dual citizenship? This how-to aims to break down the process and give you the steps you need to have you on your way to your red passport in no time. We'll discuss eligibility verification, the records needed, and what to expect at your Consulate appointment.

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: Naturalization Records and Western PA Record Sources: Building on the first lecture, attendees will learn some of the ins and outs of naturalization laws and records. Specifically discussed will be common dual citizenship queries - such as when wives and minor children automatically become US citizens when their husband/father naturalized. Additionally, we'll discuss idiosyncrasies in records in Western PA, and the various record repositories you'll need to engage with for the records necessary for the citizenship process.

10 - 10 June 2021 FVGS Webinar - The Genealogical Proof Standard: Put the Power of GPS to Work! by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG Virtual
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Time: 7:00 CDT (Chicago)

Producing a high-quality, reliable genealogy for your family requires thoughtfulness and thoroughness during the research process. Testing our work against recognized standards helps achieve our goals. This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) looks at the development of modern standards, their importance for all genealogists, and how anyone, at any level of experience, can effectively apply these common-sense standards and techniques to their family project.

Alice Hoyt Veen is the owner of Prairie Roots Research, which aims to foster a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives; to rediscover and share ancestral wisdom and experiences with today’s generation and generations to come. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator who shares her knowledge and expertise through educational writing and speaking. Alice serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (R). She has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous Iowa organizations.

This webinar is free but you must register in advance to receive the link to attend.

01 - 01 June 2021 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarships Deadline Various; apply from home for the program of choice
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Achieve your educational dreams and elevate your knowledge by attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy with the assistance of one of our scholarship opportunities:

  • UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship - named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this full-tuition scholarship is awarded to someone who has “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Full details here.
  • Laura G. Prescott Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarship - in honor of Laura G. Prescott (1958-2018) and her passion for genealogical education, this scholarship awards full tuition and hotel accommodations to SLIG or SLIG Academy. Full details here.
  • SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees - created in 2016, this scholarship is awarded to students who have never previously attended an institute program and who wish to elevate their education to new heights. Full details here.
  • SLIG Intermediate Foundations Scholarship - provides full tuition to the SLIG Virtual Intermediate Foundations course. Available to first time institute attendees who desire to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level, in preparation for future institute courses. Full details here.
All SLIG scholarship applications are due June 1, 2021. Winners are announced previous to registration and receive a reserved seat in the course of their choice.
 
Other scholarships are available through various additional organizations. To view information on other opportunities visit this page.

23 - 23 May 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Alex Krakowsky Zoom
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Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze  Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Alex Krakowsky

Topic: Ukrainian archives are notoriously difficult and expensive to deal with, if one can get records from them at all. Alex Krakovsky, a Jewish Ukrainian, is using the freedom of information laws and the court system in Ukraine to force archives to allow him to scan their records and post them on a public website. Alex uses high resolution scanning equipment to scan virtually all records in an archive, posting to a wiki just for Jewish records. He has spent a great deal of time and his own money doing this important work, constantly doing battle with a very difficult government system. He has also received funds donated for purchase of state-of-the-art scanners, which are now in use in most Ukraine archives. He will update us on the current status of records he has available.

Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze  Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Alex Krakowsky

Topic: Ukrainian archives are notoriously difficult and expensive to deal with, if one can get records from them at all. Alex Krakovsky, a Jewish Ukrainian, is using the freedom of information laws and the court system in Ukraine to force archives to allow him to scan their records and post them on a public website. Alex uses high resolution scanning equipment to scan virtually all records in an archive, posting to a wiki just for Jewish records. He has spent a great deal of time and his own money doing this important work, constantly doing battle with a very difficult government system. He has also received funds donated for purchase of state-of-the-art scanners, which are now in use in most Ukraine archives. He will update us on the current status of records he has available.

  All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com
15 - 15 May 2021 One Day Education Series with Judy G. Russell Marietta, Georgia (virtually via Zoom)
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On May 15, CCGS is presenting (virtually via Zoom) a day of talks by internationally-known genealogist Judy G. Russell, who is also a lawyer and author of The Legal Genealogist blog. Judy's topics will include:

  • Finding the Law
  • Death by Undue Means
  • The Discriminating Genealogist
  • DNA and the Golden Rule

For more information and to register, see the Education page of our website and click the link to Judy Russell.