SLIG Schedule of Events

On-Site Registration

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2:30–5:30pm

Pick up your name badge, syllabus, tickets, and other materials in the Canyon Room, Hilton on the second floor.

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:00–8:20am

Pick up your name badge, syllabus, tickets, and other materials in the Registration Office, Hilton on the second floor off the foyer.

Orientation - For ALL students

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:30–6:30pm

All students are encouraged to attend orientation. We will provide information to help you make the most of your SLIG experience, introduce instructors and committee members, and kick off the week with a few door prizes. Must be present to win.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 6:30–8:00pm SLIG Welcome Reception

Join us for a light themed meal. Enjoy time to network with friends and start making new ones. No announcements to interrupt your time to visit, but make sure you stay for a brief cultural experience, which will begin about 7:15 pm.

Welcome reception tickets are included with SLIG registration; RSVP required with special events registration. Guest tickets: $40.00.

The menu will include:

  • Vegetarian Egg Rolls
  • Rice Noodle Stir Fry
  • White Rice
  • Orange Chicken
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Assorted Hot Teas
  • Water

PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to handle specific dietary requests for this event. Instead, items will be labeled to accommodate dietary restrictions on a limited basis. Many items are gluten and dairy-free. Egg rolls are vegetarian.

General Session

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm

General Session Keynote: "A Look at Genealogy’s Past, Present, and Future"
David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRSAn entertaining look at the past we cannot change and the future we could never have predicted. Some of our past accomplishments sprinkled with pitfalls and a future fueled bright with hope. Where will the genealogy ride take us in the coming decades?

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.

SLIG Central

Open Daily, 9:00am–5:30pm; Friday 9:00–12:30pm

Join us here to enjoy a mid-morning refreshment break, visit Maia's Bookstore, check out UGA information, buy some SLIG swag, speak with professional organization, peruse the BCG & ICAPGen portfolios, use the charging stations, and take advantage of plenty of room to relax and network.

SLIG Shuttle to the Family History Library (FHL)

Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00–9:00pm, Wednesday, 4:30–7:30pm and Friday, 4:20–6:00pm

Departs in front of the Hilton; drops and picks up in front of the Family History Library.

We realize that researching at the Family History Library is a key part of your SLIG experience. The FHL is a short 3-block walk, but then Salt Lake City blocks are not very short (each one equals 1/8 mile). Therefore, SLIG runs shuttles daily, Tuesday through Friday, after classes, as well as for all scheduled labs and consultations, until the FHL closes at 9:00 pm. For departure times, please see the schedule posted in the hotel lobby, FHL lobby, and in the front of your syllabus.

The shuttle ends Friday at 6:00 pm to avoid conflict with the closing banquet.

Legacy Tree Genealogists Meet and Greet

Tuesday, January 14th, 4:30–6:00 pm

Network with other genealogy enthusiasts and enjoy appetizers and drinks at this event sponsored by Legacy Tree Genealogists. Members of their team will be available to answer questions about working as a professional genealogist or joining their team.

Space is limited and requires advance registration. Those who "opted in" to receive invitations to special events will receive a registration link emailed to them from Legacy Tree prior to SLIG.

Networking Social

Wednesday, 7:30–8:30 pm, Grand Ballroom Foyer and SLIG Central

Relax, network, and visit with friends, new and old. Enjoy a warm pretzel and grab a drink. A cash bar will offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase; no purchase required to participate.

Pre-Banquet Social
Friday, 17 January 2020, 5:30–6:45pm, Grand Ballroom Foyer

Relax, celebrate the week, and visit with friends, new and old. A cash bar will offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase; no purchase required to participate.

Silver Anniversary Banquet and Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:00pmBanquet photo

A silver anniversary deserves a celebration like no other. We will honor those who founded SLIG, built SLIG, guided SLIG, taught at SLIG, and attended SLIG over the years. We will also take a brief look at SLIG future – 2021 and beyond.

The completion banquet will also include the annual UGA Silver Tray and FUGA awards, door prize announcements, and the traditional “course reveal” for the upcoming year.

Tickets are included with tuition, but RSVP is required no later than Tuesday noon. Special dietary requests will be honored if received by that time as well. Guest tickets are available for purchase ($50.00).

Sliced London Broil with Hunter Sauce, Caesar Salad with shaved reggiano parmesan and house Caesar dressing, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Winter Vegetables, and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinnamon Creme.

Dietary options:
Diabetic: Regular menu with dessert substitution (Fresh Mixed Berry Cup)
Gluten Free: Regular menu with dessert substitution (Amarena Cherry Panna Cotta)
Vegetarian: Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant, and Roasted Yellow Peppers, Red Onions and Marinara Sauce, with regular salad and dessert.
Vegan: Salad with no cheese, Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant, and Roasted Yellow Peppers, Red Onions and Marinara Sauce, Fresh Mixed Berry Cup
Nut Allergies: This menu is nut-free
Lactose Free: Regular menu with green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and dessert substitution (Fresh Mixed Berry Cup)
Other: Multiple allergies and dietary concerns may be outlined during registration for the chef to review. Results will be outlined on the dietary ticket provided to you at on-site registration.

SLIG Day at the Family History Library

ICAPGen logo

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 1:30–11:00pm

Family History LibrarySponsored by ICAPGen and hosted by the Family History Library, the afternoon will include classes and labs, consultations, orientation tours, light refreshments, and time to relax and research.

JB’s dinner special: 5:30–7:00 pm. Half sandwich, soup and salad bar, and drink. $10 tax and tip inclusive. Participants can pre-purchase with special events registration for SLIG day at the Family History Library.

The evening will include extended research to 11:00pm for those who choose to stay.

For information on classes and labs, please check out the SLIG Day at the FHL page.