One of the major genealogy educational opportunities of the year is the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, held every January. This 5-day course is an advanced "immersion" into genealogy research techniques. The Institute offers ten different courses of study, each course specializing in a particular topic.
I would strongly recommend the Institute for anyone who has been actively searching their family tree and now wants to move up to "the next level" of research expertise. You will also find many professional genealogists and soon-to-be pros amongst the students.
I am told that there are some seats still available in next month's Institute. However, if you would like to attend, the time to register is right now.
The next Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will be held January 7 through 11, about one month from now. The faculty includes many of the top genealogy instructors of our time, including:
Alan Mann, Anka Schjerven Haslam, Anne Roach, Anne Wuehler, Barry Ewell, Barry M. Lunt, Birdie Monk Holsclaw, Blaine Crump, Byron Merrill, Cath Trindle, Chuck Knuthson, Connie Lenzen, Darin Hakes, Darris Williams, David Ouimette, David Rencher, Diane Loosle, Elaine Hasleton, Elissa Scalise Powell, Geoffrey D. Rasmussen, George Ryskamp, Glenda Lloyd, Heidi Sugden, Irene Hansen. Jerry Haslam, Jerry Jaccard, Jimmy Parker, John Philip Colletta, Judi Hansen, K. Haybron Adams, Kathryn Daynes, Ken Nelson, Kory Meyerink, Liv Anderson, Lynn Turner, Margarita Choquette, Marianne Crump, Mary Lynn Sharpe, Nola Magneson, Pat Hatcher, Paula Stuart Warren, Raeone Steuart, Ralph Erickson, Raymond S. Wright, Rebecca B. Hill, Richard L. Lindberg, Ruth Maness, Thomas Jay Kemp, Thomas McGill, Wade Hone, Wendy Elliott, William M. Litchman, Wilma Adkins and Yvette Longstaff.
Whew! That's quite a list!
Here is the announcement written by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:
SALT LAKE INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY JANUARY 7-11, 2008
The 13th annual SALT LAKE INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY will be held January 7-11, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, just two blocks from the Family History Library. The Institute is sponsored by the non-profit Utah Genealogical Association.
Spend a week learning from expert genealogists such as John Coletta, Alan Mann, Paula Stuart-Warren, Kory Meyerink and many others. Choose from any of the following subjects whether starting from scratch or to sharpen your skills:
- Western U.S. Research
- Welsh Research
- Research of France and her Former Colonies
- Archives, Libraries, Societies: Serving Genealogists
- Multimedia Publishing: Web Pages, Photo Collections, DVD, Family Histories, etc.
- Scandinavian Research
- Producing a Quality Family Narrative