SLIG Extended

We are pleased to offer two and one-half days of workshops and sponsored events – a combination of our traditional Tech Day, Professional Workshops, and various sponsored activities normally held at SLIG and the Academy in January. The events are open to anyone registered for or instructing at, SLIG or the Academy.

All events are open to anyone registered for or instructing at, SLIG or the Academy. Registration for workshops may open to those on a waitlist and UGA members if seats are available.

Schedule

Tuesday, January 19

  • Workshops (fee; see below)
    8:30 am - 12:00 noon
    1:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Town Hall
    5:15 pm MST
    This event will include a short introduction to BCG followed by open Q&A with some of the trustees.
  • Legacy Tree Live Q&A: How to Get Hired
    6:30 pm MST
    Are you interested in joining Legacy Tree Genealogists as a part-time or full-time genealogist? Find out what it’s like to work from home for the world’s highest-rated genealogy research firm. We’ll be answering questions about remote work, benefits, hours, typical job requirements, and more! Legacy Tree Genealogists team members will be live at virtual SLIG with the inside scoop on working at Legacy Tree! For more information on working with us, check out https://www.legacytree.com/apply.

Wednesday, January 20

  • An Afternoon with Family Tree DNA
    with Göran Runfeldt, Paul Maier, Michael Sager, and Janine Cloud
    FTDNA will answer your burning questions about mitochondrial, autosomal, and Y-DNA, DNA science, test results, website navigation, test analysis, and more in two sessions. SLIG will distribute a link to submit question prior to the event.
    2:00 pm MST – Open Q&A with FTDNA, Basic to Intermediate
    3:00 pm MST – Open Q&A with FTDNA, Advanced Topics
  • Evening with FamilySearch
    with David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
    6:30 pm MST – What's New at FamilySearch and What's Happening in the Family History Library?
    Learn the latest initiatives at FamilySearch to serve a global audience and get a sneak peek at what has been happening in the Family History Library while it has been closed – yes, we’ve moved quite a bit of cheese, but we think you’ll love the new experience when we reopen! Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Thursday, January 21

  • Workshops (fee; see below)
    8:30 am - 12:00 noon
    1:30 - 5:00 pm
  • What is Accreditation and How Can it Benefit Me? with ICAPGen
    5:15 pm MST
    Have you wondered if accreditation is a good fit for you? Would you like to boost your research skills or gain confidence in client work? Learn about the accreditation process and its benefits from a panel of accredited genealogists. Ask your questions about earning this premiere credential and hear from a variety of perspectives. Whether you are in the process of accreditation or simply want to learn more, we invite you to join the discussion.
  • Ancestry Corporate Professional Corner
    6:30 pm MST
    A panel conversation with Ancestry professional genealogists and their recruiting staff. The panel of professionals will be there to answer your questions about becoming a professional genealogists in today’s corporate world. They will address what it takes to be noticed by the recruiting team and how to find success as a professional genealogist.

Technical and Professional Workshops

Tuesday and Thursday, January 19 & 21

Students should come to the session with any pre-requisite software or online tools installed (per the workshop description - click on title below or use side-menu to access). Periods of instruction will be followed by time to practice the skill and ask questions. Technical support is not available due to the virtual environment. All workshops assume basic computer and internet navigation skills. Each workshop will run 3.5 hours including a short break.

Fee: $50
To Register: sligregistration.ugagenealogy.org

Click workshop title to view details

 
  Tuesday, January 19th Workshops
8:30 am
-
12:00 noon MST
Organize Both Your Research and Writing with Scrivener
(Kimberly Powell)
Using Google's "My Maps" as a Research and Analysis Tool
(Cari Taplin)
 
1:30
-
5:00 pm MST
Tools for Analyzing & Visualizing Family History & DNA Networks
(Kimberly Powell)
Using Google's "My Maps" as a Research and Analysis Tool
(Cari Taplin)
Land Your Dream Job: Preparing to Apply for Professional Genealogy Positions
(Elly Catmull &Christy Fillerup)
 
Thursday, January 21st Workshops
8:30 am
-
12:00 noon MST
Resume Building and Digital Presence
(Janell Esplin)
Tools for Analyzing & Visualizing Family History & DNA Networks
(Kimberly Powell)
 
1:30
-
5:00 pm MST
Get Your Life Back: Organizational Tools for the Professional Genealogist
(Jessica Taylor)
Organize Both Your Research and Writing with Scrivener
(Kimberly Powell)
 
  Saturday, January 30th Workshops
8:30 am
-
12:00 noon MST
Tools for Analyzing & Visualizing Family History & DNA Networks
(Kimberly Powell)
   
1:30
-
5:00 pm MST
Organize Both Your Research and Writing with Scrivener
(Kimberly Powell)