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13-17 January 2014 - 2014 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (“SLIG”) Recently added link 27 March 2013
Sponsored by The Utah Genealogical Association.
Radisson Salt Lake City Hotel Downtown, 215 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Institute’s objective is to provide the best possible educational opportunity for each student. Renowned genealogical instructors have been selected to develop the courses and teach the classes. Students register for one of twelve courses of study (course coordinators are listed in parentheses): “American Research and Records: Focus on Families,” (Paula Stuart-Warren, CGSM, FUGA), “New York Research,” (Karen Mauer Green, CG), “Research in the South,” (J. Mark Lowe, CG), “Scottish Research,” (Carolyn Barkley), “Advanced Research Tools: Land Records,” (Richard G. Sayre, CG and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGLSM), “Comprehensive Photo Detecting,” (Maureen Taylor), “Producing a Quality Family Narrative,” (John Philip Colletta, FUGA), “Researching in Eastern Europe,” (Kory Meyerink, AG®), “Advanced Genealogical Methods,” (Thomas Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS), “Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum,” (Angela McGhie and Kimberly Powell), “Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?,” (Apryl Cox, AG and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL), “Problem Solving,” (Judith Hansen, AG). Each course includes at least twenty hours of classes with professional consultants and assignments in the Family History Library. In addition to classroom instruction, teachers may provide study and research assignments. Students may receive individual feedback on their assignments. Most courses are limited to an enrollment of 30 students each. See the UGA website or contact the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Utah Genealogical Association, PO Box 1144, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 / (801) 259-4172 / sligdirector@ugagenealogy.org for further information as details are finalized for this Institute. Registration opens at 9:00 am MDT on 1 June 2014 (some courses fill up within minutes).

6-8 February 2014 - RootsTech Recently updated link 5 July 2013
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Periodically visit the conference website for further information as details are developed. If you are interested in presenting one or more lectures at this conference, view the call for presentations (deadline for submissions is 8 July 2013).

7-10 May 2014 - “Virginia: The First Frontier Recently updated link 7 February 2013
36th Annual Family History Conference of the
National Genealogical Society.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Virginia. .

8-13 June 2014 - 2014 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Recently updated link 28 January 2012
Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
Irish Genealogical Research” will be one of ten independent courses offered as part of this summer’s Institute.
Among the ten or more courses currently planned are “Techniques & Technology,” “Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies,” “Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis,” “Writing & Publishing for Genealogists,” “Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents,” “Virginia: Her Records & Her Laws,” and “Researching African American Ancestors,” “U.S. Military Records,” and “Irish Genealogical Research.” Periodically visit the list of future IGHR institutes for further information as details are developed. You can also contact the institute by e-mail at <ighr@samford.edu>.

20-25 July 2014 - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh Recently added link 14 February 2014
La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Periodically visit the Institute’s website for further information as details are developed for the 2014 Institute. Registration began on 12 February, 2014

27-30 August 2014 - “Gone to Texas Recently updated link 14 February 2014
Annual Conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, co-hosted by the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society..
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St., San Antonio, Texas. Hotel reservation information is available now.

20-24 October 2014 - British Institute Recently added link 20 October 2013
14th annual British Institute, sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH).
Salt Lake City, Utah. The Institute includes one week of classes and research in the Family History Library with experts in British Isles research leading participants through the many resources available. For further information view the Institute web page, or contact ISBGFH at PO Box 350459, Westminster CO 80035 or at institute_director@isbgfh.org.

2-9 November 2014 - Swedish American Genealogist Workshop  31 March 2004
24th annual workshop organized by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center for subscribers to the Swedish American Genealogist. REGISTRATION FULL!
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. For further information view the workshop webpage or contact Jill Seaholm, the workshop administrator.

13-16 May 2015 - 2015 NGS Family History Conference Recently updated link 18 October 2012
37th Annual Family History Conference of the
National Genealogical Society.
Saint Charles Convention Center, Saint Charles, Missouri.

14-19 June 2015 - 2015 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Recently added link 4 October 2010
Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
Tracing Your English Ancestors” will be one of ten independent courses offered as part of this summer’s Institute.
Among the ten or more courses currently planned are “Techniques and Technology,” “Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies,” “Research in the South, Part I,” “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis,” “Writing & Publishing for Genealogists,” “Genealogy as a Profession,” “Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts & Their Effect on Migration,” “Land,” and “Tracing Your English Ancestors.” Periodically visit the list of future IGHR institutes for further information as details are developed. You can also contact the institute by e-mail at <ighr@samford.edu>.

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