[APG Public List] Salt Lake City in January or April, anyone?

Karen Mauer Green karenmauergreen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 15:52:48 MST 2009

Oh, Elissa, how could anyone choose?! I'll be there for both events!

January is such a marvelous time to be in Salt Lake City and SLIG is such a
fantastic learning experience. The library being so close is such a bonus.
You can immediately apply what you've learned in the classroom by working in
the records. [I love seeing Paula Stuart-Warren bringing her class (American
Records and Research) into the library to dive into the records!] There are
fewer people in SLC in January, and even during SLIG week there's plenty of
room in the library. This January will be my 17th January trip to SLC!
Wouldn't miss it for the world!

Yes, it will be a little more crowded at the end of April for the NGS
conference, but there will be extended hours in the library. And it's a
national conference! So many learning and networking opportunities in a city
where I already know where the good restaurants are located. ;-) Can't miss
that one either!

I look forward to seeing many of you at both events!


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG <
Elissa at powellgenealogy.com> wrote:

>  I have lately realized that two great genealogy educational events are
> just about three months apart next year in Salt Lake City and may be
> impacting your genealogical education dollars: The Salt Lake Institute of
> Genealogy (Jan. 11-15) and the National Genealogical Society annual
> conference (April 28- May 1). I was wondering which one people were leaning
> toward doing: zero, one, the other, or both?
> SLIG 2010 has expanded its offering of courses to twelve this year so there
> is a choice for every experience level and many interests from the advanced
> beginner/intermediate of “American Records and Research” (where you get
> personal help in the Family History Library from the instructors) to
> “Advanced Genealogical Methods” (sold out) and “Accreditation and
> Certification Preparation” (for those who want to see the in-depth
> application tips in a workshop environment presented by the two
> credentialing bodies.) Other courses allow you to spend a week in a certain
> region (Mid-Atlantic States, Scottish, Central and Eastern European) or on
> certain record groups (Land and Court Records, Military). Special topics are
> also offered: Immigrant Origins, Computers and Technology or Producing a
> Quality Family Narrative.
> Save money by signing up by Nov. 16 (less than 2 short weeks from now) at
> http://www.infouga.org/.
> NGS 2010 will be held in Salt Lake City and just announced this week that
> registration is open at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_infowhere you can see the program and some of the events planned including the
> BCG Skillbuilding track throughout the four days of the conference and the
> BCG Education Fund’s (separate organization) pre-conference Workshop.
> Conferences offer a smorgasbord of information, sessions and wonderful
> networking opportunities as well as the exhibit hall which this year will
> feature a “GenTech” area and presentations. Many special events are planned
> including tours (no, not of the real Mines, but a virtual one!) and lots of
> help in the Family History Library.
> So pick your dates, pick your friends, pick your hotel, pick your
> transportation and I’ll see you in SLC at one or both events!
> -- Elissa
> Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
> www.PowellGenealogy.com
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