2021 Academy Events

SLIG Academy Orientation

Sunday, 7 February 2021
3:00–4:30 pm MST

Meet the faculty, learn everything you need to know to make your experience at the Academy a success, and maybe win a door prize.

Academy Cafe

Saturday, 13 February 2021
12:00–1:15 pm MST

It’s easy to gather with friends during Academy, grab a table, and have lunch when we’re in Salt Lake City, so… why not do the same in our virtual world?

Academy Roundtables

Saturday, 13 March 2021
12:00–1:15 pm MST

Join us for facilitated discussions on professional topics.

SLIG Academy Wrap-Up and Keynote

Friday, 16 April 2021
5:00–6:30 pm MDT

"You Can Do It! Follow Your Dream"
Tristan L. Tolman, AG

Tristan L. Tolman, AGAll of us can achieve excellence in the field of genealogy. Becoming committed to excellence becomes natural when you love what you do. Tristan Tolman, AG, will share ideas for how to discover your passion, become an expert at what you do, and contribute to the field of genealogy in a meaningful way. As the lead genealogist of the award-winning TV show Relative Race, she will share behind-the-scenes stories and experiences from working on the show to illustrate her message.

Tristan L. Tolman, AG, is a professional genealogist, author, editor, and publisher. She has a bachelor's degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and received her accreditation in genealogy research in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Tristan has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over twenty years. She loves working with clients and specializes in U.S. genealogical research, writing personal and family histories, and preparing genealogical information for publication. She is also the lead genealogist for the award-winning television series, Relative Race. Tristan currently serves as the second vice president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) and has served on the ICAPGen Board and the Nominations Committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She has written curriculum for the Family History degree programs at BYU-Idaho and BYU-Provo and was co-editor of Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills (2012).